The Center for Vocation and Rural Ministry Cohort Application

  • Enter the name of the church where you serve as pastor.
  • Indicate the number of active members in your church.
  • How long have you been in ordained ministry?
    Select the best description of your employment in ministry.
    Have you had a spiritual director?
  • If you have had a sabbatical, please tell us the year and what you did?
  • Please outline a general description of your spiritual journey in 500 words or fewer.
  • In no more than 500 words, list and describe two challenges that you face as a rural minister or as a minister of a small congregation.
  • In 500 words or fewer, describe what "thriving in ministry" means to you and what you need in order to thrive in ministry.