Building Leadership & Ministry Capacity

The purpose of the professional formation curriculum is to cultivate the habits and practices for critical reflection, skills development, and the capacity to work across diversity and difference towards social justice and peace, including:

  • Professional Formation

    Developing a professional identity and understanding one’s role as a leader, along with practices and ethics in relationship to diverse others within institutions and communities.

  • Personal Formation

    Deepening how one understands self and how they relate to others in ethical, effective, and healthy ways; and intentional focus on character development and self-care.

  • Spiritual Formation

    Embodying one’s faith, ethics, and values through habits of practice, relationship, and curiosity, which ground the self and affirm the value of diverse spiritual/religious identities and traditions.

  • Cultural Capacity

    Ability to understand and ethically participate within complex communities of intersectional identities and institutional cultures in order to co-create more just communities and institutions.

  • Relational Capacity

    Ability to cultivate and navigate the diverse public relationships needed to equitably share power and effectively engage in ministry and leadership.