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Fellowships in Pastoral Leadership for Public Life (PLPL) invite pastors to the intersection of the Good News and the Common Good, stretching their vision, their capacities, and their confidence to change their confidence as leaders.

We believe pastors are called to reflect theologically on current events and public issues in faithfully shaping their ministries. Leaders of Christian faith need to be in relationship with leaders of many spheres of public life. They need to know how to connect the stories of our communities with God’s story. PLPL Fellows are pastors preparing themselves to meet that need.

PLPL Fellows are pastors who have mastered basic competencies of ministry and are poised to become exceptional pastoral leaders. They will not become subject matter experts on public issues—although their knowledge base will expand—nor will they become adept in strategies for public advocacy or organizing—although action may follow from their learning. PLPL Fellows will, however, be changed in who they are as leaders. 

The 2016 edition of Communitas, the Journal of Education Beyond the Walls, was written by the Fellows in our 2014 Pastoral Leadership for Public Life cohort. Writer Donna Johnson, author of Holy Ghost Girl, served as editor and consultant.


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