This application-based program is designed for clergy who are seeking to participate in a professional formative conversation, or to reflect on their vocational experience and assess their ability to meet the leadership demands/needs of their organization. Attention will be given to addressing common experiences and issues of clergy cohorts: facing either a normative or unanticipated ministry challenge, career transition, standing at a vocational crossroads of some sort, engaging in reflective self-assessment, and finding support among peers.
Application is limited for each event. Please apply early. Participants must commit to attending both sessions of the colloquy.
After his relocation to the United States in 2000, Ruben served as the Senior Pastor of La Primera Iglesia Bautista Hispana de Deltona, Florida, for 16 years before becoming the Latino Field Coordinator of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship.
Also a certificated Spiritual Director, Ruben and his wife, Xiomara, have two teenage children, Natalia Sofia and Daniel Andrés
Location: The Harrington Center, the Center for Lifelong Learning at Columbia Theological Seminary, Decatur, GA
Program Fee: $650 for both sessions. Clergy accepted into the program may apply for financial assistance for program fees after acceptance.
Housing and meals: Housing is not included with the program fee. Rooms are available at the Center for Lifelong Learning on the campus of Columbia Theological Seminary. Accepted applicants will make reservations upon acceptance and completion of registration. Meals are included in the registration fee.
Young, Black Church Pastors
Pastors Leading a Congregation to Closure
Second Career Clergy
Women of Color
Clergy Transitioning into Retirement
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