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April 7, 2016
 
Subject: You are invited to look over the shoulders of your ministerial directors as they discuss the future of pastoral development.
 
Dear NAD Presidents,
 
All of the Ministerial Directors of the NAD are meeting next week to discuss the future of pastoral development.  I know this is short notice but due to the importance of this meeting we will attempt to stream it live.
 
As we look at the future of pastoral development we’re facing some huge challenges:
  • Difficulty in providing mentoring for internship
  • Imminent Baby Boomer retirement bubble
  • Increasing stress on conference financial budget
  • World view of Millennial pastors

Yet in spite of these challenges many of the pieces in the pastoral development puzzle are beginning to align:
  • Core Qualities of the Effective Pastor research
  • Collaboration with Seminary and Undergraduate programs
  • Maturing of field-delivered education
  • SDATS curriculum revision
  • Optimizing the role of NADEI
 
These all lead to a once in a lifetime opportunity to enhance the pastoral development process. Consider this an invitation to begin a dialog with us about this vital process. Whether you are able to join us for these days or not, please know that these discussions will lead to proposals that at some time in the near future will be presented to you for discussions and decisions. Our desire as a department is to provide the very best service that we can to you as conference leaders.
 

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Internship: Tuesday, April 12 7:00 – 8:30 pm EST. 
Pastoral Development: Thursday April 14, 10:00 am- 12:00 pm EST
 
Ivan Williams,
NAD Ministerial