Mission

PTS THRIVE will:

  • Facilitate coaching and mentoring relationships for young and new pastors. Mentors will be early and mid-career pastors who have thrived in ministry, possess spiritual maturity and emotional intelligence, and have demonstrated the desire to encourage young pastors;

  • Offer guidance to early and mid-career pastors at challenging transitions seeking to expand their ministry influence into the local community and denomination.

  • Continue to facilitate mentoring and coaching young pastors for up to three years by helping the young pastor negotiate key transitions which might be points of conflict and discouragement;

  • Provide web-based conferencing, seminars, coaching and mentoring in an effort to resource participants with sustainable solutions.


PTS Thrive will network all educational assets of the Church of God in order to recruit pastoral candidates for ongoing ministerial enrichment, coaching, and mentoring. The goal is to ensure thriving in the first years of pastoral ministry. This program includes PTS graduates and non-seminarian pastors facing challenges and transition points in order to help them and their congregations thrive as well.

Thriving pastoral ministry incorporates the responsibilities of prophet (theologian, priest (soul-care giver), and king (administration in a manner that encourages the congregation to embrace the mission of Jesus Christ.

Thriving pastoral ministry promotes the pastor's, and the pastoral family's, health, security, and affirmation. This includes assisting the pastor develop influence, nurture integrity, develop emotional intelligence, grow in spiritual formation, model Christian leadership, lead change, manage conflict, understand organizational culture, promote team development, and plan for personal development.