Special Events

Nurturing Pastoral Leadership & Development



Educational Retreats & Colloquies

These annual events will offer all clergy the opportunity to join together with partners from different backgrounds to learn and reflect on transitional times in their ministry. During the event, there will be opportunities for discussion, reflection and learning. The TWT Program Coordinator is open to suggestions for questions and topics to be addressed at a future event. 



Coming May 4th & 5th, 2021

This event has been postponed due to low registration numbers. Please check back later. 

Leading in a Liminal Season

with Susan Beaumont

Rev. Susan Beaumont is a coach, consultant and the author of How to Lead When You Don't Know Where You are Going: Leading in a Liminal Season.

Costs: $-- (includes 7 Contact or Continuing Education hours)

For Complete Details: Please check back in the Fall. We hope to reschedule this event for an in-person gathering when it is safe to do so.

Registration Form:  This event has been postponed & registration has been closed

Registration Deadline: 


Past Events:

Nurturing Clergy Resiliency, Creativity & Wellness with Rev. Dr. Sarah Lund

This January 2021 event was focused on the needs of Pastors & Chaplains for a chance to take a deep breath and tend to their bodies and spirits in the midst of pastoring during multiple pandemics.  Through presentations, workshops and conversations around building resiliency, attending to mental wellness, and nourishing the spiritual life of faith leaders, authorized minister found respite.  The event also included opportunities to participate in spiritual practices and other forms of hands-on self-care.  

Rev. Dr. Sarah Lund is the author of the widely regarded book Blessed are the Crazy: Breaking the Silence About Mental Illness, Family and Church (Chalice Press, 2014) and blogs at sarahgriffithlund.com. In addition to serving as the Senior Pastor of First Congregational UCC in Indianapolis, she is the Minister for Disabilities and Mental Health Justice  on the UCC's Wholeness Advocacy Team of Justice and Local Church Ministries.




Affinity Groups

Clergy Affinity Groups are facilitate by a topic expert and will provide the opportunity for meaningful relationships between similarly-positioned clergy around a topic or theme. Groups will be formed and programming will be crafted based upon each group’s own unique ministerial focus.  These Affinity Groups are conducive to creating a safe space in which clergy can learn and grow through deep sharing and honest reflection.


Upcoming Affinity Groups 

Early this past spring, the launch of our initial Affinity Groups were postponed to the Fall, in hopes of being able to launch as expected.  Since then, the impact of the global pandemic has expanded beyond what we had imagined.  Like many organizations, we have had to reassess the structure of many of our programs. Traditionally, the model of Affinity groups has been centered on quarterly in-person gatherings.  With the safety measures around COVID-19, our approach to these groups has changed.  With the major shifts in how ministry happens, the needs these groups are intended to address have also changed. We will be taking time to revamp our Affinity Groups with the hope of launching new groups later this year.  

Stay tuned for new offerings and a reimagined way of gathering and learning together.




Register for an Affinity Group:  Affinity Group Registration

Questions:  Contact the Program Coordinator (Ramsey-mabroukh@sneucc.org)