This week on PresbySpeak, we feature an interview with two of our seminarians serving in our Ministry and Leadership Incubator. The Ministry & Leadership Incubator of the Presbytery of Philadelphia connects upwards of six seminarians with three local congregations, ideally two per site. Seminarians are mentored at the congregational level and nurtured within a peer cohort facilitated by Presbytery staff. In what is known as the Leadership Lab, the cohort gathers three times per semester to engage in intentional conversations and facilitated workshops about the complexities of ministry within the 21st century. Along the way, seminarians, local congregations, and presbytery leadership work together to design creative local ministry, energize and strengthen smaller churches, and equip the next generation of leaders for vital work and witness today.
What follows is a conversation with two Princeton Seminary students, Jacquelyn Rodriguez and David Buchanon, currently serivng at the Anchor Presbyterian Church alognside Rev. Leah Miller. Listen in to what drew them to this ministry, where they are seeing revitalization possibilities, and the questions they are asking about ministry in the 21st century. We will hear from the two other seminarians serving among us later int he academic year.
Quick aside, if you are interested in learning more about this program or know of seminarians interested in aprticipating, our 2020-21 placement is currently seeking seminarians. You can read more on pur website: www.presbyphl.org /ministry-incubator