Be the Leader God Created You to Be

Passion in Partnership Ministries (PIP) is dedicated to the development of life-long fruitful ministry and resilient leaders. Our processes provide transformative practices for clergy and lay leaders that support whole system change. Our partner clients develop well defined leader competencies that renew and engage the individual and the community in which they serve.

What People Are Saying About
Passion In Partnership

Imagine the last time you had an issue in your ministry and wanted someone to help you clarify next steps: that’s what coaching is for.​

Rev. Gray Southern
Superintendent, Capital District,
North Carolina Conference

The opportunity to work with a coach in those first several months of a new appointment gave me the best possible beginning.

Rev. Claire Clyburn
First UMC, Graham

Coaching creates a positive conversation and energy allowing one to clarify their personal values, imagine new possibilities, and identify hopeful steps in making better decisions.

Bishop Paul Leeland
Western North Carolina Conference

There have been times in my life that I have been afraid to share a dream, but coaching has taught me that you can’t let the God dream just sit inside.

Bishop Leonard Fairley
Kentucky Annual Conference

Coaching enables ministers to get from hesitation or disorganization to deliberate action and ministry…It is a gift and a life-line in a wonderful but difficult profession.

Rev. Courtney Randel
New England Conference

My coach has helped me to uncover the beauty of ministry from many different angles. I look forward to my coaching calls and give God thanks for this important and fruitful ministry!

Rev. Josh Kurtz
Jordan Memorial UMC

Bishop's Emerging Leadership Initiative
Course Catalogue


Creating a Culture of Adaptive Discipleship

This course is designed to help develop leaders in your church who use an Appreciative Inquiry process to continuously refine the culture of your church so that more people engage in relevant practices of discipleship.

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Strengthening Resilience

At the completion of this cohort you will have tools to increase personal resilience and lead in stressful situations.

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Spiritual Disciplines: Foundation for Resilient Ministry

This course is designed to offer opportunities for content discussion and reflection, for practice of spiritual disciplines as a group and with a participant partner, and for mutual sharing of ideas and applications to everyday ministry.  

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Leading with Agility

In this course, we will more clearly understand our own leadership skills and grow in our ability to lead with agility in an ever-changing ministry context.

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Provocative Hope

This 14-week group will develop and practice key collaborative leadership skills to more fully articulate and implement the vision and mission of the church.

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