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THE BARRY YOUNG CENTER FOR MINISTRY FORMATION

The mission of the Barry Young Center for Ministry Formation is to work toward the forming and equipping of the whole person of the minister for effective and sustainable ministry. We do this through encouraging ministers to attend to the four formations: Academic, Spiritual, Human, and Pastoral. We work with ministers at every age and developmental stage on issues related to call, spiritual gifts, ministry placement, burnout prevention, and relational dynamics. We provide individual and group consultation that helps ministers explore, discern, and affirm the gifts and graces that are placed with in them. 

THRIVE

The THRIVE (Training- Honing- Renewing-Imagining-Visioning-Equipping) Program provides individual and group consultations to help ministers answer critical questions of vocation.  These consultations can be accompanied by assessments to aid and enhance the experience. For more information, please contact Dr. Jessica Brown at jybrown@vuu.edu or (804) 257-5877.