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The Catawba Clergy Network (CCN) is a resource center for United Church of Christ, Catawba College alumni, and area clergy who want to thrive in their ministries. CCN is a hub for communication, cohorts, and other gathering opportunities so that ministers can rest, reflect and meaningfully connect with other clergy. CCN also offers clergy needed financial support to enhance their ministries.
Elements of the Catawba Clergy Network
- Clergy Cohorts or “Clergy Communities of Practice” are regular small group gatherings of pastors in similar ministry settings who come together for mutual learning and support. Examples are early career ministers, bi-vocational and specialized ministers, and clergy reimagining ministry in retirement. Hosted in person or via Zoom, fellowship in cohorts helps clergy not just survive, but thrive.
Gathering Spaces are opportunities for continuing education, networking, and retreating. For example, watch for our “Catawba Clergy Days,” in conjunction with Homecoming, when we bring students together with local and alumni clergy who share their wisdom, and Mental Health First Aid training coming this winter. Additional educational, gathering, and retreat opportunities for ministers will be an ongoing piece of the Catawba Clergy Network.
The CCN Discussion Hub is an online community providing and welcoming resources, questions and comments that help ministers thrive. All ministers and those interested in ministry are welcome to the conversation, which we hope will be robust. Join the conversation and share your wisdom and questions on the Catawba Clergy Network Facebook Group.
Clergy Thriving Grants are available to members of the Catawba Clergy Network for efforts that help pastors and congregations thrive. For example, grants might support new initiatives, attendance at conferences, retreats or other gatherings, or supply preachers so you can get away. View our Thriving Grant FAQs.
Apply for a Clergy Thriving Grant