Duke Divinity school examines effectiveness of Pastoral Excellence Program

3/30/2011

Duke Divinity School's Faith & Leadership newsletter this week features an article on the effect the Pastoral Excellence Program Communities of Practice have had on the Massachusetts Conference as a whole.

"Research has shown that clergy and congregations benefit from pastoral peer groups," the article states. "But in the Massachusetts Conference, anecdotal evidence also suggests that these groups have a positive “trickle-up” effect, changing the work lives of regional denominational officials as well."

Read the entire article here:

http://faithandleadership.com/features/articles/peer-groups-change-the-work-denominational-officials-massachusetts-ucc

 



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