ABOUT PASTORS' ROUNDTABLES
Our pastors' roundtables are designed for pastors who want to grow as disciples and disciplers. Roundtables are led by our Executive Director, Chris Lake, or another of our Vere Institute colleagues. They meet virtually once a month for a time of sharing, reflection, discussion, and prayer. If you are a pastor interested in entering a community of fellow pastors to learn and grow together, then joining a Roundtable might be for you.
Our next Pastors' Roundtable cohort will begin meeting October 21, 2020, and will meet from October 2020-March 2021 on the 3rd Wednesdays of the month.
A second fall cohort will being meeting November 10, 2020, and will meet from November 2020-April 2021 on the 2nd Tuesdays of the month.
If you're interested in joining us, please complete the inquiry form below.
POSSIBLE DISCUSSION TOPICS
During our Roundtable discussions, we will focus on issues important to pastors who believe their core vocation is to disciple people for all of life. Some possible discussion topics include:
Embedding whole life discipleship in sermons and worship services
Encouraging spiritual formation in the context of everyday life
Training congregations how to share the gospel verbally
Building authentic friendships with Christians and non-Christians
Empowering small group leaders with a missional mindset
How large are the groups?
We try to limit each roundtable group to 5 participants to promote good conversation.
How much does it cost to participate?
We are currently offering our Pastors' Roundtables free of charge to make them more accessible to pastors.
What's the time committment?
Groups meet once a month for six months, and each meeting lasts about 90 minutes.
Where do Roundtables meet?
Roundtable groups meet virtually using Zoom. This allows us to include pastors from a wider geographical radius. You can join the call from your home, office, or a local coffeeshop.
How are the Roundtable structured?
Though each meeting may vary slightly, as we consider the questions or concerns we each bring, our Roundtable sessions typically involved four elements:
Checking in together
Sharing from our short assigned readings
Prayer and Reflection
Takeaways and Next Steps
When do the Roundtables begin?
The next Roundtable cohort will begin meeting October 21, 2020. A second fall cohort will begin meeting November 10, 2020.
How do I know if a Pastor's Roundtable is right for me?
Are you a pastor? Are you committed to cultivating whole-life disciples in your church context? Are you willing to commit your time and energy to growing and learning with other pastors? Then, we invite you to join one of our Roundtable cohorts.
To create a healthy learning environment and promote strong relationships, we ask that you commit to make every effort to participate in every call. We understand that you may be busy, so if you aren't in a season to make this time commitment, we recommend you wait until our next session of Roundtables, and explore some of our other resources.
INTERESTED? TAKE THE NEXT STEP
If you're interested in joining one of our Pastors' Roundtables, please complete the form below. We'll be in touch soon!
Note: This form is for both of our fall cohorts. If you have a preference, please indicate which you'd like to join.
"Loneliness and isolation are always a part of pastoral ministry. So gathering (even virtually) and being encouraged is extremely valuable and healthy."
"A real encouragement to continue this work with some helpful grounding in practical applications, along with professional and personal relationship building."
"I loved getting to know some other servants of Christ from other parts of the country and discerning how to lead and minister together even in our different places both geographically and contextually."
"It was good to hear how other pastors were processing the topics, not in a technical way but in a heart transforming way."