A New Kind of Preacher Facilitator Application

A New Kind of Preacher (NKP) is funded by the Lilly Endowment’s Strengthening the Quality of Preaching Initiative. As part of this program, Peer Learning Group (PLGs) will be formed to help pastors/ministry leaders develop as a new kind of preacher/leader. The purpose of a PLG is to provide a space for renewal and revitalization as participants work through new materials created by Dr. Michael Quicke. These materials explain the five roles that define a NKP. Each PLG makes a two-year commitment. In the first year, groups are expected to meet a minimum of 10 times; in the second year, groups choose their own focus and meeting schedule.

Each PLG will be led by a facilitator who will wear many hats. Some of these hats include: host, administrator, worship leader, conversation facilitator, and covenant keeper. This is a perfect opportunity for people who are excited about facilitating small groups, empowering other leaders, learning new information, and accepting fresh challenges. Potential facilitators should meet the qualifications outlined below.

Facilitator Qualifications:
Facilitators should be:

  • Experienced pastors who love ministry.
  • Deeply faithful, theologically inquisitive, and intellectually curious.
  • Practiced at listening before talking.
  • Adept at asking questions that invite others to explore issues more deeply
  • Hospitable and able to create space and time to serve the needs of the PLG.
  • Committed to reading and understanding all materials about becoming a NKP.
  • Willing and able to commit to the following gatherings:

-Hosting PLG meetings.

-Facilitating discussions.

-Conducting ongoing check-ins with PLG participants and Program Director.

-Keeping records and reporting to the Program Director.

-Fulfilling other responsibilities outlined in the program.



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