Continuing Education

The 2002 Annual Conference established Continuing Education Guidelines for Ministerial leaders serving congregations in pastoral roles. (Read the Guidelines Paper)  


NOTE: The 2007 Annual Conference recommended that Districts "require that all pastors have ongoing continuing education focusing on inter-cultural activity." and "require intercultural content CEUs for re-ordination and relicensing." 

Continuing Education Report Form  

CONTINUING EDUCATION OPPORTUNITIES


“Journey Through the Bible” a trip to the Holy Land (Israel) will be led by Bethany Theological Seminary’s Professor of New Testament Studies, Dan Ulrich and TRIM Coordinator Marilyn Lerch. The 12 day trip will begin on June 3, 2013 and be in the $3200 - $3500 price range. Included is round trip international airfare, deluxe motor coaches, first class hotels, guided sightseeing, entrance fees, breakfast and dinner daily, gratuities, fuel surcharges and taxes. TRIM students may take the trip as a course, earning 2 credits in Bible/theology. Course requirements will include preparatory reading and journaling during the trip. Ordained ministers may earn 4 CEUs for participating. The trip is open to all interested travelers: students, those in set apart ministry and lay people. Join us next year in Jerusalem!


Mediation Skills Training Institute sponsored by Lombard Mennonite Peace Center.  Several options for dates and locations.  Enhance your skills for managing conflict in the church.   www.LMPeaceCenter.org 

The Lombard Mennonite Peace Center will be leading a Mediation Skills Training Institute at First English Lutheran Church, Columbus, Ohio, during the week of May 6-10, 2013. The training event will be offered again at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Glen Ellyn, Illinois (a suburb west of Chicago) during the week of August 5-9, 2013.  This event provides 32 hours of training, which is useful for clergy who are looking for continuing education opportunities in addition to sharpening their mediation and conflict transformation skills.  Participants who register before the pre-registration deadline of April 5 will save $100 off the later registration price for the Columbus, OH training.    July 5 is the pre-registration deadline for saving $100 for those who attend the event in August.

Family Process Clinic



Cathedral College of Preachers Conferences  Most Conferences run Monday-Friday at a cost of $750 and offer 4 CEUs. Location is Washington National Cathedral in Washington DC.  Information


New Community Project Learning Tours a spirited and spiritually uplifting visit to another part of the world. And these trips aren't just for youth or just for "old people"--they're intergenerational experiences intended to challenge, change and renew us, while building relationships with our neighbors and with God's creation. Travel with David Radcliff and friends to Alaska, Burma/Thailand, Nepal, the Ecuadorian Amazon, or the Sudan to places where God's people and God's creation are struggling, for a first-hand look.
New Community Project - Learning Tours

 

SPECIAL MINISTRIES

 Clergy Renewal Grants from Lilly Endowment for Indiana congregations are offered annually. The purpose is to strengthen Indiana congregations by providing opportunities for pastors to step away briefly from the persistent obligations of daily parish life and to engage in a period of renewal and reflection. Additional information and the opportunity to request a brochure/application is at indianaclergy.org .   


GENERAL ENRICHMENT (Professional growth should lead the pastor into at least one area that is not directly related to pastoral ministry. The opportunities are unlimited, and could include things like health care, the arts, mechanical endeavors, development of skills in a sporting interest, a science project, etc.)

 

New Community Project Learning Tours a spirited and spiritually uplifting visit to another part of the world. And these trips aren't just for youth or just for "old people"--they're intergenerational experiences intended to challenge, change and renew us, while building relationships with our neighbors and with God's creation. Travel with David Radcliff and friends to Alaska, Burma/Thailand, Nepal, the Ecuadorian Amazon, or the Sudan to places where God's people and God's creation are struggling, for a first-hand look.
New Community Project - Learning Tours

 

Webinars

Church of the Brethren webcasts/webinars

Bethany Seminary webcast vault

See list of AMBS webinars at www.ambs.edu/webinars


 


CONTINUING EDUCATION LINKS

Alban Institute

Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary

Church Leadership Center

Brethren Academy

Course Listings

Center for Congregations

Events and Conferences

Christian Theological Seminary

Center for Pastoral Excellence

CTS Clergy Renewal Programs
Lilly Endowment
Bethany Theological Seminary
Webcast Central

Indiana Clergy Renewal
Lilly Grants


National Clergy Renewal

Lombard Mennonite Peace Center

 
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