The Episcopal Diocese of Connecticut

Recently Ordained Clergy (ROC)

Recently Ordained Clergy (ROC) is a program that is offered by the Canon for Mission Leadership. The program seeks to provide a time of fellowship and formation for newly ordained clergy serving in the Episcopal Church in CT. Participants have the opportunity to share experiences and gain feedback through monthly check-ins and sharing of critical incidents. Each month is devoted to a particular topic, and the syllabus is worked out each fall with input from participants. Topics can include: clergy health and wellness, ongoing formation, search and call process, God's mission, clergy collaboration, financial planning, time management, and marriage judgments. All this is done within the context of prayer, Bible study and worship. If you have questions about ROC, please contact the Canon for Mission Leadership.

Dates for 2017-2018 are below. All meetings are on Thursdays at The Commons in Meriden from 8:30 a.m. until  2:00 p.m. 

  • September 7, 2017
  • October 5, 2017
  • November 2, 2017
  • December 7, 2017
  • January 4, 2018
  • February 1, 2018
  • March 1, 2018
  • April 5, 2018
  • May 10, 2018

Guidelines for mentoring newly ordained clergy may be found here.