Applicants Sought for Leadership for Social Justice Program

The United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities' Leadership Center for Social Justice is inviting pastors and ministers to apply for the second cohort of The Leadership Center for Social Justice program by July 1, 2023.

This tuition-free nine-month continuing education program aims to equip faith leaders to reflectively engage in a broad range of pressing social issues—including struggles for economic, racial, gender, sexual, and ecological justice—in contextual, practical, and faithful ways. The program, led by a team of experts, helps pastors develop and/or deepen sustainable, community-based, social justice ministries responsive to what God is doing in our world, congregations, and communities.

The new cohort will meet twice monthly (Friday mornings) from September 2023 through May 2024. Those who complete the program earn a Certificate in Leadership for Social Justice and may be eligible to earn up to eight credits toward a Doctor of Ministry degree. The Leadership Center for Social Justice will also be collaborating with Convergence to assess the vitality of participating congregations and their leaders and to build on existing areas of strength.

Those who wish to apply to join the program must supply a congregational letter of support and complete an application at by July 1, 2023.

To learn more, contact the Center’s administrative assistant, Stella Pearce, at

Minnesota Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church

122 West Franklin Avenue, Suite 400 Minneapolis, MN 55404

(612) 870-0058