Austin Seminary believes…

  • The quality of leadership matters for the church.
  • Vital leadership depends on life-long learning and transformation. Transformation happens in community and over time.
  • Pastors need communities of trusted peers who know and understand the calling because ministry can be lonely and isolating.
  • Pastors' most urgent needs are often contextual. A one-size program does not fit all, so we empower pastors with agency for their own development.

The College of Pastoral Leaders was established through a grant from the Lilly Endowment, Inc. in 2004. In 2011, the College was endowed by Mr. Robert Priddy. More than 100 cohorts have received grants.