A Community of Practice
for Pastors 2024

Developing Leaders who Develop Leaders

…  a joint initiative, in partnership with Partners in Ministry (PIM)

One year of excellent leadership training in community to permanently impact a pastor’s ministry trajectory by –

  • Working with a group of 8-10 other Baptist pastors to facilitate growing as healthy pastors leading healthy churches and developing healthy leaders who develop healthy leaders.
  • Nurturing and growing leadership skills, abilities, and gifts for decades of fruitful ministry.
  • Encouraging self-care to impact longevity in vocation pastoral leadership.
  • Leading and developing others as they walk closer with Jesus.

The Pathway and Components for the Year

  • Preparation for retreat – Completion of 360 Leadership Practices Inventory by people who work with you or who are part of your network.
  • Overnight Retreat – 4 pm Feb 18 -3 pm Feb 19, 2024, with a focus on leadership formation, developing as an authentic leader and receiving individual 360-degree feedback.
  • Five Bimonthly Gatherings from 9.00 am-4.00 pm on Mondays, April 15, June 3, August 5, October 7, and December 2 with key input on leadership, developing leaders, living missionally, curating a discipleship culture, as well as time for group conversation and peer mentoring on an individual’s contextual leadership challenges
  • Six Individual one-on-one coaching/supervision sessions with a trained supervisor from Partners in Ministry or BUV to review, contextualize, troubleshoot, and implement.

Note: Participation in a Community of Practice contributes well to fulfilling the following aspects of the Accreditation requirements – 10 hours per year of personal support and accountability, 10 hours per year of collegial support and accountability, 40 hours per year of pastoral development , and 5 sessions of professional pastoral supervision.

The Facilitators – Bill Brown and Kimberly Smith from BUV and John Jeffries from Partners in Ministry with other input from experienced leaders from within BUV and the PIM team of coaches with experience and expertise in a wide variety of ministry contexts – see website partnersinministry.com 

The Outcome

A growing number of pastors –

  • whose individual leadership has been strengthened with character development, tools, and skills which will serve them well for decades of future ministry.
  • who have been enabled to effectively develop leaders who develop leaders.
  • having received individual 360-degree feedback to identify strengths and ‘blind spots’ and tools that will enable them to respond to their ‘blind spots’ and facilitate growth where needed.
  • less likely to be impacted by stress and burnout and better equipped for greater longevity in ministry.
  • who have bonded with others who will be able to provide mutual support in their future ministry.
  • well placed to bring strong impact to their local church, local community, and the global community.

The Cost

One-year full programme – $1,800 invoiced quarterly by PIM i.e., $450/quarter                 

Interested?  Contact Bill Brown at bill.brown@buv.com.au or 0407821784

Testimonials from past Community of Practice participants