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Pastors of Excellence Application Form

To apply for the Pastors of Excellence program, please complete the form below. If you have any questions regarding the program, please call Rev. Vicki Podjasek at 419-289-5486.

Applicant Information

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  • American Indian or Alaska Native
  • Black or African American
  • Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
  • White
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  • Male
  • Female
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Select the type of academic credit you would like to receive for your participation in the Pastors of Excellence program from the list to the right.
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  • Continuing Education (CEUs)
  • Master Level Credit
  • DMin Program Credit
  • None At This Time

Location Preference

Please choose the location of the event you wish to attend.

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  • Ashland
  • Detroit
  • Either Ashland or Detroit

Church Information

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Your Career In Ministry

How long have you been a minister and in what capacities?
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What is your present position and how long have you been there?
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Your Current Ministry

What has been the growth/decline in your ministry in the last 5 years (particularly in worship, attendance, finances, leadership development and facility expansion?)
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How do you explain the growth/decline?
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Your Effectiveness in the Ministry

In what ways is your ministry effective?
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In what ways are you seeking to increase effectiveness in your ministry?
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Your Future in the Ministry

What is your vision for your ministry in the next 5 years?
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What else would you like to tell us about your ministry?
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Your spiritual life - Your private life of union with Christ.

What is most satisfying about your personal life in Christ?
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What would you like to change about your personal life in Christ?
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Your Well-being - Your inner life of emotions and attitudes.

How do you keep your inner being healthy and whole?
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In what way have your personal wounds impacted your ministry?
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Your Relationships - Your "safe place" to be yourself.

Do you have relationships in which you can be open about your fears and failures?
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Do you have relationships that re-center you when life becomes chaotic?
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Your Growth - developing as a person and a minister.

What have you done in the last year to enrich your personal growth?
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What have you done in the last year to enrich your growth as a minister?
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Your Leadership - authenticity that results in effectiveness.

How would you describe your personal calling and giftedness?
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Your Ministry Joys and Fears

What is your greatest joy in ministry?
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What is your greatest frustration in ministry?
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What is your greatest fear in ministry?
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Validation

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Need More Info?

If you have any questions about the Pastors of Excellence program, give Matt Lewis a call and he'd be glad to assist you.

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