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Any events involving a room reservation must be confirmed on the calendar through the Business Office (Miguel Chavez at 404-687-4510 or ChavezM@CTSnet.edu).
Money and Your Ministry
Date: 8/8/2016 - 8/31/2016
Using the current book by Margaret Marcuson by the same title, this course will focus on helping participants interpret and reframe their understanding about money in the congregation and approach the issue of money in the church from a less anxious frame of reference.
Instructor: Margaret Marcuson
Readings in Christian Spiritual Classics: St. Augustine’s Confessions, an online course
Date: 8/8/2016 - 9/30/2016
This course is part of a series (“Readings in Christian Spiritual Classics”) for persons interested in learning more about the classic literature and writings that have shaped Christian spirituality over the centuries. Through selected readings in the literature, studies, and writings of celebrated writers and Christian spirituality, participants will review current topics and trends that impact and inform personal spirituality and ministry practice. This course’s focus is on St. Augustine’s Confessions.
Instructor: Deedra Rich
An Evening Prayer for Peace
Time: 7:00 pm
Outreach is inviting others to join them for this Interfaith Service on Mon, Aug 29 to remember those martyred and persecuted for their faith from 7:00 – 8:30 pm. at Marist School, located at 3790 Ashford Dunwoody Rd. NE, Atlanta, GA 30319. Parking is free and there is no cost to attend. Details Here.
Time: 5:00 pm
Join us for dinner and say hi to any unknown faces around you at our community potluck on Wed, Sept 31 at 5:00 pm. Bring a dish, bring a blanket, bring a friend. Afterwards there will be Games on the Lawn at the NRH Field.
Time: 11:00 am
We will host the 2016 Opening Convocation on Thursday, September 8 at 11:00 am at Columbia Presbyterian Church. Our speaker will be the Rev. Shannon Johnson Kershner (’99), Sr. Pastor of Fourth Presbyterian Church in Chicago, IL. There will be a luncheon following at 12:30 pm in the Refectory.
Guthrie Scholars 2016
Date: 9/19/2016 - 9/23/2016
The Guthrie Scholars Program is a learning opportunity offered in the fall on an application basis. Selected applicants are invited to campus to pursue their topic of choice focusing on a pressing theological issue of the church from a Reformed perspective. The program covers the cost of a single room and meals in the dining hall during the week. Applications reviewed as they are received, and enrollment is limited. Additional information including the program brochure and application may be found on the seminary website, http://www.ctsnet.edu/guthrie-scholars.
Henri J. M. Nouwen: Be Still! Be Loved! Be Grateful! Three Imperatives of the Spiritual Life
Date: 9/22/2016 - 9/25/2016
Henri Nouwen, the author and priest who described the minister—every Christian—as The Wounded Healer, published 40 books on the spiritual life during his lifetime, and more were published posthumously. Readers of his serious reflections who never had the opportunity to meet or hear him may miss his charisma, humor, and playful personality. His student and lifelong friend Chris Glaser brings these dimensions into a review of Nouwen’s contributions to Christian spirituality through personal stories, audio and video.
Instructor: Chris Glaser
Non-Profit Business Management
Date: 9/25/2016 - 9/28/2016
This class will cover a wide range of topics relevant to the managing a non-profit business including communications, governance, risk management, finances, and a basic business plan. This course will be held at Lutheran Outdoor Ministries Center (Oregon, IL).
Instructors: Dan Scheneman, Executive Director of Heartland Presbyterian Center (Parkville, MO) and Lauri SoJourner, Executive Director of Gravatt Camp and Conference Center (Aiken, SC). Questions about Compass Points Program? Contact Joel Winchip, PCCCA Executive Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org or803.322.0232.
Date: 9/28/2016 - 10/1/2016
The class will examine multiple aspects of development in the camp and conference setting. Learners will explore fund development as well as staff, volunteer, and board development. The class will conclude with study of a site, master, and strategic development plan. This course will be held at Lutheran Outdoor Ministries Center (Oregon, IL).
Instructors: Scott Henderson, manaager of Operations for the six Upper New York Conference Camp and Retreat Ministries sites and Arthur Spriggs, Executive Director of the South Carolina United Methodist Camps and Retreats Ministries for the South Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church. Questions about Compass Points? Contact Joel Winchip, PCCCA Executive Director, at email@example.com or803.322.0232.
The Role of the Minister in a Dying Congregation
Date: 10/3/2016 - 10/28/2016
In our success-driven culture the topic of dying congregations is taboo, yet that is the reality many pastors and congregations struggle through with little guidance for discernment. Using the book by the same title, this course will focus on helping clergy and laypersons explore the challenges of pasturing and leading in a dying congregation. Author Woody Jenkins provides a forum and resource for church leaders for one of the most critical issues facing congregations today: how to help a congregation conclude its ministry life cycle with dignity and meaning.
Instructor: Dr. Woody Jenkins