Managing stress, loneliness, and hurting parishioners places great demands on clergy. Pastoral Leadership Development Groups (PLDG) provide a safe place and encouraging context to deal with the demands of contemporary ministry.
The New Hampshire Conference, United Church of Christ has contracted with Pastoral Counseling Services (PCS) in Manchester to provide Pastoral Leadership Development Groups for those who serve in our associations.
These groups are composed of eight ministers and are led by skilled facilitators, who are selected by PCS. Groups meet monthly from September through June at convenient locations throughout the Conference.
The cost per session is a nominal $25.00 for each participant. Local churches are encouraged to include this fee in their annual budgets as a way of caring for the well-being of their clergy.
This program is made possible through generous underwriting by the Grace Scott Fund for Pastoral Care.