A Pastor Cohort Program
Apply by March 14, 2022
A Pastor Cohort Program
Apply by March 14, 2022

You do not need to go it alone.

Strong preaching is often identified as a reason for participation in weekly worship.  And yet, the demands of weekly sermon preparation on top of other responsibilities is a heavy load for pastors to carry alone. Be part of the Sustaining the Preaching Life Program to be renewed through vocational friendships and a fresh look at the weekly sermon.

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Program at a Glance

A blend of instruction and peer learning

1. Attend the OPENING Virtual Retreat
Gather online for a welcome and orientation to the program. Spend time with your cohort developing your learning plan.

Participate in Self-directed Cohort Activities

Between the retreats and online courses there are open weeks for your cohort to fill as it chooses. We suggest practices such as a monthly Zoom cohort meeting to stay in touch. You might read a book together, pray together, take turns leading a session for your group. You decide.

2. Complete 2 Online Preaching Courses on Our Learning Platform
Each cohort selects 2 online courses to take together during the program. Courses are offered on our learning platform, run 4 weeks, and include video instruction, readings, assignments, discussions, and a live session with the instructor.
3. Participate in Self-directed Cohort Activities

Between the retreats and online courses there are open weeks for your cohort to fill as it chooses. We suggest practices such as a monthly Zoom cohort meeting to stay in touch. You might read a book together, pray together, take turns leading a session for your group. You decide.

4. Attend the Closing Retreat

Come to the Princeton Theological Seminary campus for a time of renewal and closure to your learning process.  Assistance with travel costs is provided.

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Important Dates

Program deadlines and course dates

  • Application Closes: March 14, 2022
  • Receive Application Response: March 28, 2022
  • Opening Virtual Retreat: May 9–10, 2022
  • Online Course #1: May 20–June 20, 2022
  • Online Course #2: September 23–October 24, 2022
  • Closing Retreat: November 7 – 9, 2022
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How to Apply

1. Form Your Cohort

Recruit 3 – 5 other preachers to form a group that will learn together over the course of the program.

2. Submit Your Cohort Application

Submit one application per cohort. Applications are due by March 14, 2022

ACCEPTED APPLICANTS WILL BE NOTIFIED BY MARCH 28, 2022.

Because of the nature of the program, gathering online and on the Princeton Seminary campus, cohort members need not live in the same area.

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