Participants in Advancing Pastoral Leadership Program (APL) will have the opportunity to learn from a variety of leading pastors and community leaders while developing their capacity for fruitful leadership. This five-year program is an extraordinary opportunity for focused and intentional leadership development and formation.

If you are a Texas Conference elder with 30 potential years of remaining service to the church, you can apply to the program. 

The next class of Advancing Pastoral Leadership will begin in January. 

Applications are now available for the 8th class of Advancing Pastoral Leadership, a five year leadership development program through the Texas Annual Conference Center for Clergy Excellence.  Clergy members who have at least 30 years of potential remaining service to the church are eligible to apply.

Program Description


For more information, contact:
Mindy Standlee, program assistant
(713) 521-9383 ext 319 or