The Foundations Course: Developing Anglican Missional Pastors
The Clergy Leadership Training Institute's Foundations Course: Developing Anglican Missional Pastors (AMP) is a two-year (18 one day sessions and 4 retreats) formational training program for newer pastors. The program serves as a character (heart) and skills (hands) supplement to academic training (head). It is ideally suited for graduating seminarians, or clergy in the first years of ordained Anglican ministry. The AMP has also been effective in helping younger leaders transition from being an Assistant to becoming a Rector. The program, led by a seasoned Spiritual Father, consists of three components: 1) monthly formation workshops, 2) retreats, and 3) mentoring.
Churches frequently expect traditional seminaries to produce well-formed, fully competent pastors. While seminarians usually graduate with biblical and theological sophistication, they often lack spiritual and practical formation—essentials which seminaries are often not suited to provide. There have also been too many clergy who burn out or fail morally due to lack of this kind of “hands” and “heart” training. There is no better place than the local church for practical Anglican missional pastoral formation. The AMP program provides a setting for equipping the next generation of church leaders in the context of local Gospel-centered churches. Participants mature within a covenant learning community and finish with a lifetime commitment to ongoing growth both personally and professionally.
To find out more, download AMP 2021 FACT SHEET here [PDF] . You may also apply for this program by visiting the online application form below. If you have any other questions, please feel free to email Canon Mark Eldredge at firstname.lastname@example.org.