Post-Graduate Programs

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The Center for Lifelong Learning helps Christian leaders hone the knowledge, skills and insights they need to navigate the often complex, rapidly changing cultural contexts of ministry.

Our application-based post-graduate programs are designed to address specific topics. These are often opportunities to broaden or deepen working knowledge in a particular area. A hallmark of these programs is engagement within learning communities, with ample time for discussion and reflection.


Scholars Programs

Guthrie Scholars

Thompson Scholars


Pastoral Excellence Programs

The Pastoral Excellence Programs build on the successes of the CLL in clergy leadership formation and development. This initiative currently includes two programs: the Leadership in Ministry Workshops, and the Colloquy for Mid-Career Clergy. While each program is designed to meet the needs of different audiences, each builds on the best practices of clergy professional and personal development and learning. A key pedagogy for both programs is the peer-learning model. The CLL’s Pastoral Excellence Programs are funded in part by a grant from the Pastoral Excellence Network. Explore the links below to discover more about these exciting programs.

Colloquy for Mid-Career Clergy

Leadership in Ministry