IMG_5225As part of Leadership Development Team of Mennonite Church USA, The Gathering Place offers opportunities for faith formation leaders in our denomination focused development of their ministry gifts and skills.

There are two cohort group choices:

1) For new-to-ministry youth pastors to work at establishing habits which result in the development of faithful practices for a lifelong ministry of joining God’s mission in the world. This small group cohort group, led by a coach, will be your support team, your greatest cheerleaders, and trusted companions as you embark on this ministry adventure. This is a part of the TiMi (Transitioning Into Ministry Program) Program, directed by Terry Shue, Leadership Development Executive Minister for Mennonite Church USA.

2) For volunteer lay leaders who work directly with their congregation’s youth group as a sponsor or director.  This small cohort group will work with a coach that will provide training for volunteers working in youth ministry, helping you develop your spiritual gifts and leadership potential (as well as offering solid youth ministry handles).