Fresh Start is a program used nationally and led by each diocese that concentrates on building the skills of clergy who are in transition. All clergy coming into the diocese to take a new position or any clergy changing positions within the diocese are eligible to join this two year program that meets monthly from September through May. The program is based on the three key leadership principles of transition theory, relationship building and the self-care.
Fresh Start operates in more than half the dioceses of the Episcopal Church.
Fresh Start Tools & Resources Available on ECF Vital Practices:
- Fresh Start in the Search Process: A Resource for Diocesan Transition Ministers
- Change Readiness Assessment
- Overview of Church Size Theory