Twelve Fellows form a PLPL cohort. They are selected from diverse traditions serving in diverse locations within the region between and including San Antonio, Austin, and Waco.
Benefits of Fellowship
- Increase your knowledge of public issues.
- Identify actions that are possible.
- Learn to engage public leaders.
- Engage effective, well-respected public leaders who are committed to the common good.
- Deepen your capacity for theological reflection with guidance from Austin Seminary faculty.
- Develop greater competence for leading your congregation in response to what you learn.
- Become part of an ecumenical learning community of peer pastors.
- Be eligible for funds to meet individually with public leaders, to shadow peers, and to undertake an integrative project in your congregation.
Qualities of PLPL Fellows
- A clear sense of vocation for ministry and of pastoral identity,
- A demonstrated investment in growing skills and competencies for ministry,
- The ability to take perspectives other than her or his own,
- A readiness for expanded leadership.
- Hold a Master of Divinity degree or equivalent,
- Be ordained or hold the ecclesial equivalent of being credentialed for ministry,
- Serve a congregation or community in the geographical region marked by Waco, San Antonio and Austin,
- Have less than fifteen years of pastoral experience, with at least ten or more years remaining to serve in ministry and the community,
- Be available to attend all intensives and fully commit to participation, including pre-work and local action reports.