The GNJ Clergy Leadership Development Seminar is designed to develop clergy in their growth as fruitful, transformation and apostolic leaders. Clergy who chose to participate work collaboratively in cohort groups. They engage in reverse learning, where leaders elaborate on material they have read or prepared and therefore not only the learners, but also the teachers. The seminar is supported by applied learning through project development, immediate feedback, case studies and on the spot coaching, so that students synthesize learning with real life experiences. Development is focused on core congregational and leadership competencies. The Clergy Development Seminar is facilitated by effective transformational leaders, connectional ministry staff, superintendents and the bishop.

This year the seminar has three cohort groups: Next Leadership Cohort, Cross Cultural and Cross-Racial Cohort and Fruitfulness Leadership Cohort. Agendas for each of these cohort groups are password protected and are found on the right hand side of this page.

Time: 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Coffee and refreshments available at 9:00 a.m.
Location: Mission and Resource Center


2019 – 2020
August 13, September 17, October 15, November 19, December 17, January 7, February 4, March 17, April 21, May 19

For more information, please contact:

  • Juel F. Nelson

  • Cristelle Ramirez