Integrity Circles

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Get the support you need to embrace the transitions in your life.

Ministry Integrity Circles are free to participants who begin in the 2019-2020 year thanks to the generosity of the Lilly Endowment and the Thriving in Ministry grant!

Learn and grow with Integrity Circles

  • Enhance your self-awareness, curiosity and intercultural competence
  • Find clarity about your role in your own context
  • Build your community of supportive peers and mentors
  • Experience the joy of the work of reconciliation

Integrity Circles are designed for pastors and leaders going through significant transitions. Whether these transitions are brought on by personal, relational, cultural or structural upheaval, you’ll find ways to reimagine your work in relation to these shifts.

You will join a circle of six to eight of your peers for guided conversation and reflection by two experienced consultants. In your time together, you will share in a confidential environment about the specific leadership challenges you are facing, including troubling situations and ethical dilemmas as well as theological, spiritual and moral questions.

By coming together, your peer group will reflect on each of your unique situations from within a supportive environment. Your consultants and peers will help equip you with the skills of authentic communication, intercultural competence, conflict transformation and systems analysis to assist in your time of transition.

Through meeting and sharing together with peers, you will build relationships and gain support from others who are also navigating important life transitions. Your circle will be led by two thoughtful consultants—one with expertise in pastoral leadership and one with expertise in intercultural competence—to help you gain the needed insight and skills to navigate in your particular setting.

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Ministry Integrity Circles

Ministry Integrity Circles will meet four times over the course of 12 months, each time for 24 hours. The gatherings will happen at a retreat center or state park in northern Indiana. Dates and locations are still to be determined.

Thanks to the generosity of the Lilly Endowment and the Thriving in Ministry grant, there is no cost to Ministry Integrity Circle participants who enroll in 2019 or 2020. Travel, lodging and meals are also included. Read more about the grant.

The Ministry Integrity Circles application will be coming soon, with registration for the 2019-2020 year due by Sept. 16, 2019.

If you would like to learn more about applying, please email Julia Schmidt, Program Administrator, at [email protected] or call 574-296-6245.

Leadership Integrity Circles

Leadership Integrity Circles are currently under development for business and other community leaders. If you would like to learn more about what these will include, please email Julia Schmidt, Program Administrator, at [email protected] or call 574-296-6245.

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Have Questions? Email Julia Schmidt, Program Administrator, at [email protected] or call 574-296-6245.