Mission

PTS THRIVE will:

  • Facilitate coaching and mentoring relationships for early career pastors. Mentors will be thriving pastors who possess spiritual maturity and emotional intelligence, and have demonstrated the desire to encourage early career 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 early career pastors for up to three years by helping 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.