Advancing Pastoral Leadership

Participants in Advancing Pastoral Leadership Program will have the opportunity to learn from a variety of pastors and community leaders while developing their capacity for fruitful leadership. The five-year program is an extraordinary opportunity for focused and intentional leadership development and formation. 

APL is made available by the Texas Annual Conference to ordained elders who have at least 30 more  years of active pastoral ministry. Elders must be nominated by a District Superintendent or the Bishop. NTC pastors will receive partial funding through the Center for Leadership Development.

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HeartPaths DFW

HeartPaths welcomes those who desire a growing closeness with God in daily life through prayer. One of the treasures of this experience is being in a circle with people from a variety of faith backgrounds, gathered together to listen to God and deepen their spirituality through the Christian story.

HeartPaths DFW invites you to experiential growth in contemplative prayer and practicum training to become a spiritual director or a nine-month program (September-May) that can stand alone and offers a certificate of completion of The Art of Spiritual Leadership.

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Perkins Office of External Programs

Perkins strives to offer creative learning and research opportunities from the Southwestern region to the global community and the Church universal, so that participants will be refreshed and equipped for their lifelong spiritual journey.

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Texas Methodist Foundation

TMF’s Leadership Ministry helps clergy and lay leaders to discern and discover new ways to steward their communities’ potential to fulfill God’s purpose. Learning Communities, Learning Projects and developing Congregational Cultures of Purpose and Generosity are three program areas where TMF's Leadership Ministry is making a difference.

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