I am piloting and facilitating a short-term cohort called Trinit-A. It is my hope that through the life of this small group, clergywomen who feel called to ministry positions that have been traditionally difficult for women to break into, such as bigger steeple churches and judicatory and denominational leadership, will
--become more comfortable and confident sharing their successes and innovations in ways that those with the power to call them, elect them to leadership, or share their ideas broadly can hear,
--celebrate each other’s gifts and accomplishments in ways that encourage continued growth, and
--go to bat for one another and themselves in spaces dominated by male voices.
The cohort is called Trinit-A because it is designed around three As:
--Announcement – “I did a thing.”
--Affirmation – “Here is all the good we see in that thing you did.”
--Amplification – “Other people need to know about the thing you did.”
This cohort is open to clergywomen in the 35-45 age range* and limited to five participants. It will meet from 1:00-2:30 pm central via Zoom on the following Tuesdays:
The first session will consist of community-building, covenanting, sharing our longer-arc call to ministry, and touching on the design of the cohort. The five following sessions will include check-in time, amplification accountability, a space for everyone to announce accomplishments, a deep dive into affirming and planning to amplify one group member’s announcement, reflection on group process, and a closing prayer.
The cost to participate in the six-session cohort is $150, due by September 2. (I will send registrants a PayPal invoice.)
I am excited about the possibilities of this cohort, both to increase leadership opportunities for talented clergywomen and to create a replicable pattern for lifting up one another.
Please feel free to contact me with any questions you might have.
Grace and peace,
Laura Stephens-Reed, Clergy & Congregational Coach
*The rationale behind this age range is two-fold. First, the cohort is designed to be a peer group, and a broader age range might naturally develop mentor-mentee relationships. Second, clergywomen in this age range have often garnered enough ministry experience to have a sense of their gifts and longer-term call but don’t yet have the exposure to be able to live into that call.
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