Leading Transformational Ministry

This five day intensive course will focus on planning and leading transformational ministry (TM) that is spiritually energized, theologically grounded, contextually relevant, team facilitated and missionally innovative for congregations or ministry organizations.

The course will draw on Biblical/Theological themes of “New Creation,” the organizational theories and practices of “Adaptive Leadership,” the strategic tools of “Design Thinking,” readings, and each participant’s experiences and insights in their ministry context. 

Important Details About the Course
You will need to purchase and read Canoeing the Mountains: Christian Leadership in Uncharted Territory by Tod Bolsinger by the first session.

Dates: September 20 — 24, 2021
Live 9:00 a.m. — 12:00 noon ET daily
Participate in all sessions and complete course work to earn 1.5 CEUs

Register by September 15, 2021.

Cover Photo by Motoki Tonn on Unsplash

How it Works

  When: September 20 — 24, 2021

 Duration: 1 Week

  Time: Live 9:00 am — 12:00 pm ET

Credit: 1.5 C.E.U.s

  Price: $150

What You'll Learn

  • How to plan and lead transformational ministry that is
  •   spiritually energized
  •   theologically grounded
  •   contextually relevant
  •   team facilitated
  •   missionally innovative

Who Should Enroll

Clergy, Lay/Faith Leaders, Church Administrators


Pete Weaver

Bishop Peter Weaver 

Peter D. Weaver was raised in a parsonage family and attended W.Va.Wesleyan (BA), Drew University (M.Div.) and Boston University (Th.D.)  Starting in 1971, he served United Methodist (UMC) and ecumenical congregations in the city of Pittsburgh, Pa.  These became growing urban congregations engaged in inclusive and innovative ministries with children, youth, university students, young adults and older adults, along with persons who were homeless and poor, the arts and LGBTQ+ communities, and industrial workers and executives.  He was a founder of Bethlehem Haven for women, One Voice Against Racism, and various weekly radio ministries.

In 1996, Peter was elected a United Methodist Bishop and served the Philadelphia and Boston Areas as well as a term as President of the global Council of Bishops of the UMC.  He has done mission and preaching on five continents and taught in three seminaries.  He and his spouse, Linda, now live in Williamsburg, VA, the geographical center of their thirteen grandchildren….and much joy. 

His “life verse” is: “If anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation!”  (II Cor. 5:17) 

Price: $150.00

Educating faithful Christian leaders.

Senior Pastor, Asbury United Methodist Church, Atlantic City, NJ

Latasha Milton, Class of 2018

“My passion is doing what I can to empower and liberate people who are hurting. PTS has made me a better person and pastor because it’s given me the tools to better serve the oppressed and marginalized.”