Communities of theological friendship
Because pastoral leadership requires companions
Communities of theological friendship:
They sustain us in the daily practices of faithfulness to Jesus Christ. They are a place to speak our faith in its complexity and depth, preparing us to speak this faith in a wide world that knows it not, or knows it only in part. They are places where friends hear one another into greater love and faithfulness. They are space to speak our questions, our fears, our hurts, our new insights, our hopes. They are places where rich theological conversation can take root, nurturing the theological heart of pastoral vocation.
This website will give you some tools for starting or strengthening a community of theological friendship. Here’s what you will find:
- what is a community of theological friendship?
- how to start a community of theological friendship;
- examples of communities of theological friendship of a wide variety of types;
- stories from communities of theological friendship;
- best practices gathered from experience: what’s helpful, what’s not so helpful;
- resources – readings for reflection and discussion;
- vision – a vision of communities of theological friendship and their role in nurturing pastoral leaders with transformative leadership abilities.