Clergy Communities of Practice - 2023/2024
Friday, September 1, 2023

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Rev. Chenda Lee

We would love for any clergy person to prayerfully consider participating. 

Clergy Communities of Practice will resume in September!  CCOPs are a type of covenant group meant to support the development of Christian leaders. They focus on engagement with peers, helping to reverse trends of isolation among clergy. Meetings invite participants to share in prayer and fellowship, as well as a time of learning and application. Emphasis is on bringing learning into practice. 

Meetings last four hours and include a meal, with the exception of our online group which will last two hours. Each meeting is led by one of your clergy peers, a trained facilitator, who invites conversation and asks questions rather than acting as an expert. Learning is focused topically and participants can expect to read around 75-100 pages each month in preparation for gatherings. There will be 9 meetings over the course of the year; one month will be taken off at the discretion of the facilitator.  It is expected that participants will engage in every meeting and come prepared to discuss readings. 

Participants will earn 4 CEUs.

All clergy are encouraged to prayerfully consider participating.

To help offset costs for meals, materials, and stipend for facilitators, please pay the registration fee that works for you: $50, $75, $100.

Please contact Rev. Chenda Innis Lee,, with any questions or if you desire to participate but are unable to pay the registration fee, at this time.

The following dates/time will be available:

  • Fredonia UMC, 2nd Wednesday, 9-1, facilitated by Tina Keller
  • Stone UMC, 3rd Wednesday, 9:30-1:30, facilitated by Kendra Balliet
  • Manor First UMC, 2nd Wednesday 10-2 Facilitated by Justin Judy
  • Zoom, Virtual Meeting, 2nd Tuesday, 12-2, facilitated by Renee Mikell
  • Zoom, Virtual Meeting, 1st Tuesday, 6:30-8:30, facilitated by Jacob Judy & Rob Hernan
  • Zoom, Virtual Meeting, 1st Wednesday, 10-12, facilitated by Carol Hickman
  • First UMC, 2nd Thursday, 10-2, facilitated by Jeffery Vanderhoff
  • Mercer UMC, 2nd Wednesday, 9-1, facilitated by Brian Keller
  • Focus on: Innovative Ministry, Conference Center, 1st Wednesday 10-1, facilitated by Allan Brooks and Tai Courtemanche
  • Focus on: Women in Ministry, Conference Center, 1st Thursday 9:30 – 1:30, facilitated by Cyndi Bloise & Kelley Schaneley