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Clergy Required Training

Leading on Purpose

Required for all priests newly ordained or new to the Diocese of Atlanta, Leading on Purpose (L2L) (formerly Learning to Lead) is a seminar designed to instill in participants an understanding of leadership as activity and seeing it as the act of mobilizing a group to make progress on their toughest challenges. Newly ordained priests MUST complete two years in L2L. All other clergy new to the diocese are required to participate in L2L for one year. Participants engage in an active learning community that uses real experiences and the stories of others in the group as illustrations for the curriculum, drawn from the work of Ronald Heifetz and others in both secular and church spheres on the practice of adaptive leadership.

Dismantling Racism

All clergy are required to take Dismantling Racism training which seeks to increase “racial understanding, healing and reconciliation.” It is offered several times throughout the year and is required for all parish clergy and all lay leaders, including vestry members. It runs for a single day. Although there is no charge to take the training, pre-registration is requested no later than one week in advance. For information on the trainings and how to register, contact

Safe Church

All clergy are required to take Safe Church trainings: Safe Guarding God’s Children and Safe Guarding God’s People. Certification is required every three years.