KINDLE Recent Graduates
At KINDLE, we know you want to start strong in your ministry….
…and be a highly-effective and valuable contributor to the pastoral staff and your teammates. To be effective, you need and opportunity to pause and process early in your ministry.
Being new to your ministry context, you may have discovered that reality is different from what you thought. Busyness and the drive to do more, coupled with developing a brand new support network is hard. It can make you feel isolated, unsure, and tired.
We believe that you shouldn’t have to go it alone.
Your ministry and your call should have a strong foundation of support.
Over the past 10 years, KINDLE: Recent Graduates has helped 120 participants from around the country cultivate healthier habits and faith lives. In addition to valuable peer connection, our KINDLE Circle Coaches bring a track record of sustained, long-term ministry rooted in the KINDLE DNA. Every coach is a veteran ministry leader with the desire to invest in and support new church workers.
KINDLE RECENT GRADUATES EVENT
During the 4 day- training event, you’ll experience rest, connection (to God and others), and rejuvenation. You’ll develop a peer network, discover practical ministry tools, and walk away with a personalized growth plan.
The event takes place at the University of St. Mary of the Lake in Mundelein, Illinois. The event begins on Monday at 5:00 p.m. and concludes before lunch on Thursday.
The next KINDLE Recent Graduates event will be held September 23-26, 2024.
The KINDLE Recent Graduates event features eight learning modules that focus on current ministry issues, challenges, and concerns of recent graduates in the context of Christ-like servant leadership. It also engages participants in worship three times a day. Time is also scheduled for physical exercise, fellowship, networking, meals, and quiet time.
Guard yourself against isolation, drift, and burnout. Take the time to reflect on what you’ve learned, and consider what the next steps might be. Be refreshed through rest, be encouraged by peers, and be reignited through connection with God.
Get started with KINDLE Recent Graduates
- Apply for KINDLE Recent Graduates
- Attend the 4-Day Learning Event where you will pause and process with peers.
- Equipped with a personal growth plan, experience a healthier life and faith in Christ.
Apply for KINDLE RECENT GRADUATES
Click on the application link below to complete your application and submit the registration fee.
The registration fee of $875 for KINDLE Recent Graduates covers program, lodging, and meals during the four-day event at the University of St. Mary of the Lake. Transportation to and from Mundelein is not covered.
The generosity of KINDLE donors underwrites the KINDLE Recent Graduates experience. Even so, KINDLE realizes the registration fee is a challenge for some participants and their congregations. A limited number of grants are available to make this highly beneficial experience accessible to the greatest number of young church workers. You will be required to submit a form to apply for these funds.
1. Complete your registration information here.
Registration deadline: May 15, 2024
Register by March 1, 2024 and receive a free resource!
2. Submit a registration fee of $125 (due with your online registration) online here or by check to KINDLE, 8608 Poplar Bridge Curve, Bloomington, MN 55437.
3. If needed, please submit this form no later than May 15, 2024 to apply for a grant.