The Presbyterian Mission Agency’s Office of Christian Formation, in partnership with organizations that are part of the Christian Formation Collective (POAMN, APCE, PYWA, and UKirk), is offering multiple online, coach-facilitated cohorts for leaders this fall.

The Fall 2023 cohort menu includes 14 groups, each focused on a different area of ministry. Twelve cohorts are for English speakers. Two are for Spanish speakers. The cohort options below may be of particular interest to those in Older Adult Ministry.

Becoming Intergenerational 

Becoming an intergenerational church or faith community is more than offering programming. It’s about lasting relationships where mutuality and reciprocity are core. It takes time and commitment from the community. This cohort will have ministry leaders explore and share best practices, introduce resources and tools, share successes and failures, and set goals for their individual contexts.
Coach: Becky D’Angelo Veitch
Meetings: Wednesdays, October 11-November 15, 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Eastern

Volunteers and Faith Formation Ministries 

Are you an elder, a committee member or a dedicated volunteer in faith formation ministries? Discerning faith formation classes, opportunities and special events is different when they are volunteer led. Explore together what works for others, get support from other leaders, learn about resources and curriculum, and have an opportunity to connect with the larger church in this cohort.
Coach: Von Clemans
Meetings: Tuesdays, October 10-November 14, 8 – 9:30 p.m. Eastern

Older Adult Ministries in Small Churches 

Often our small churches are made up of many older adults. There are a variety of opportunities and challenges in this setting. This cohort is for leaders or staff to engage in discussions around older adult milestones, ministries for aging well and new ideas in older adult ministries that keep in mind the context of a smaller congregation. 
Coach: Sarah Erickson
Meetings: Thursdays, October 12-November 16, 2 – 3:30 p.m. Eastern

Frequently-Asked Questions

What is a cohort?

A cohort is a group of 5-8 leaders that have a similar focus or interest in ministry development. Colleagues learn and support one another while identifying goals, challenges, and options for the future.

Who can participate in these cohorts?

These cohorts are open to church or worshiping community leaders including educators, pastors, commissioned ruling elders (CRE), youth workers, and volunteers.


Six 90-minute sessions held weekly beginning the week of October 9, 2023



Each cohort has its own scheduled meeting time and day of week. See cohort description for details.


Registration Fee




Closes on September 15 or when a cohort is full, so register early


For More Information

If you desire additional info or have questions, contact Stephanie Fritz