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Ministry Leadership Program FAQ

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Frequently Asked Questions

 

What is the purpose of this program?

Through a year of workshops, participants will grow in leadership, spirituality, and learning through intergenerational relationships. The Ministry Leadership Program develops the next generation of lay leaders in ministry at sister-led or sister-founded schools.

 

Are there any eligibility criteria?

Yes, this program is limited to young adults (ages 22-35) currently employed at sister-led or sister-founded schools and colleges who are emerging leaders in their school.

 

Is there compensation for participation in the Ministry Leadership Program?

Yes, participants will receive a $500 stipend for full participation in the program that will be dispersed in May 2021. In addition, the participant’s school of employment will be eligible to receive a $1,000 grant to support mission integration activities created during the program to be implemented in the 2020-2021 school year.

 

What is the meeting schedule?

Ministry Leadership Program participants are required to attend all program meetings. Participants will meet one afternoon per month from August 2020 – May 2021.   In addition, participants will meet monthly with an assigned sister companion at the young adult’s school of employment.

The 2020-21 workshop dates include:

2020 2021
August 6 January 14
September 10 February 11
October 8 March 11
November 19 April 15
December 10 May 13

 

Is there a deadline for submission of applications?

Yes, the application deadline is April 20, 2020. Click here to apply. (Note: you will be prompted to create a login.)

 

What characteristics are you looking for in a participant?
The Ministry Leadership Program is looking for individuals who see themselves or are seen by others as emerging leaders in their school and who have an interest in the following:

  • developing skills and practices for ministry leadership
  • exploring the mission of one’s school
  • learning from sisters about their approach to ministry
  • discussing the challenges and gifts of ministry in an intergenerational community of peers and sisters

 

What commitment is required of participants?

  • Attend and prepare for all workshops
  • Develop and commit to implementing a mission integration project at your school
  • Lead at least one workshop activity during the program
  • Meet with sister companion once per month
  • Contribute one blog entry on your experience in the program

 

How will I know if my application is complete?

You will receive an email confirming receipt of your application.

 

How will I be notified if I am selected?

Notifications for both an interview and final selection will occur by phone and e-mail.

 

How soon can I expect to hear that I am selected?

Selection and notification will be made on May 15, 2020.

 

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Questions?

For questions or more information, e-mail Rachel Drotar, Program Coordinator for Generative Spirit: rdrotar@socfcleveland.org.

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