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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).
FTD: Forgiveness and Reconciliation: How Do We Move Forward?
Time: 4:00 pm
Join the Fellowship for Theological Discussion to discuss a different topic in theology each week in a relaxed, friendly environment. We meet from 4-5pm at The Marlay House in downtown Decatur. Appetizers to share and non-alcoholic drinks are on the house. Meet at 3:45 in front of the NRH for carpooling. Contact Kate Watkins or Brittany Fiscus for more information. Also join us for:
- Apr 17: FTD Christian Sexuality: Black and White or Shades of Gray?
The Laramie Project
Time: 6:30 pm
Imago Dei is hosting a staged reading of The Laramie Project on Friday March 27 in Harrington Auditorium at 6:30pm. Laramie Project is a play about the events that followed the terrible death of Matthew Shepard. There will be a reception to follow. We will also have a forum the Wednesday before (March 25th) where we will discuss the LGBT community and worship, education, and liturgy.
Lunch & Learn: Making Your Way Through the Curriculum
Date: 3/30/2015 - 3/31/2015
Time: 12:30 pm
Join us for a Lunch & Learn with Mike Medford and Ann Clay Adams.
Are you confused about your curricular requirements in the MDiv? Trying to schedule your courses to maximize your time at CTS? We will host a Lunch & Learn on March 30 or March 31, depending on when you entered. Find out what tools are available to you to track your progress; get a sneak peak at the new class schedule; get ready for registration for summer and fall (registration cycle begins April 13). Bring your questions and your lunch.
- Monday, March 30, 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm Ellis Room (for those entering before Spring 2014- “Old Curriculum”)
- Tuesday, March 31, 12:30-1:30 pm Ellis Room (for those entering Spring 2014 or later – “New Curriculum”) Mark Douglas, will also be there on Tuesday.
MATS and MAPT students are welcome, but the focus will be on the MDiv.
Forum on PCUSA Special Offerings
Time: 12:00 pm
Join Anna Owens, Sarah Wolf, and Allison Wehrung in the Ellis Room to learn the about the work Special Offerings performs and hear stories of people and places who have benefited from this work.
Women at the Cross 2015
Time: 7:00 pm
Prof. Marcia Riggs will join others at this event to be held at the ITC Chapel, 700 Martin L. King Dr., Atlanta on Wed, April 1 at 7:00 pm. It will be a Worship Arts Service of Recovery and Restoration: recognizing the art of Mr. Charles Bibbs. For more information, call 770-981-2601 or 404-527-7729.
The Authority of Moral Beauty
Time: 7:30 pm
“The Authority of Moral Beauty” Ethics Lecture by David Wong. At 7:30 pm in The Frannie Auditorium, Campbell Hall (Agnes Scott), Room 128, Professor Wong will explore the notion of moral beauty in the works of Aristotle and, primarily, early Confucian philosopher Xunzi. All Ethics Program events are free and open to the public, and require no ticket for admission. Details here.
The Hunger Seder
Time: 6:30 pm
An interfaith gathering, and an opportunity to highlight hunger issues in Atlanta during one of the days of the Jewish Passover. In addition to the full traditional Passover Seder ritual (and a good meal), we learn from people working directly with hunger issues, and hope those attending leave with a determination to become involved in hunger advocacy work. It will be held at the Ahavath Achim synagogue, 600 Peachtree Battle Avenue, just off the corner with Northside Drive. Registration and details here.
Bootcamp for Using Social Media
Time: 8:30 am
"The Definitive-Ish Boot Camp for Using Social Media in the Church" will be facilitated by Bruce Reyes-Chow at 8:30 am-12:00 pm, Saturday, April 11 at the Broyles Leadership Center.
If you have ever pondered the why’s, what’s and how’s of using social media in the church, this might be the event for you. Beginning with a high-altitude look at some of the reasons why social media is so integrated into today’s culture we will then explore a variety of social platforms, name some best practices, and, finally, we will “land the plane” by walking through an up-to-date “Top 10 Social Networks for Ministry,” “10 Online Tool that Might Change Your Life,” “10 Things to do When You Get Back to Church.” You will be invited to tweet (#atlpcusa), Facebook, and experiment during this time. Bring your laptops, tablets, and your questions, and be prepared to dive deep into the theory and practice of digital ministry. While having an account on social networks is not required, Bruce invites you to dive in and sign-up for: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, and Google+, just to name a few. Click here for more details.
The Process of Aging and Implications for Ministry
Date: 4/13/2015 - 4/15/2015
NEW CERTIFICATE PROGRAM IN OLDER ADULT MINISTRY
This course will explore practical ways that our congregations, families, and caregivers can adapt and respond to age-related changes in body, mind and spirit in order to enhance the well-being and quality of life among older people.
Leader: Mary Ann Johnson
The Church: A System of Relationships. An Introduction to Bowen Systems Theory and Congregational Leadership
Date: 4/14/2015 - 5/8/2015
This course is an introduction to Bowen Family Systems Theory (BFST) applied to the congregational context and to congregational leadership. Through formal guided discussions; reflecting on personal experience; and examining latent theological ideals of congregation, Church, and leadership, participants will gain a new understanding of their congregation and their leadership roles. This is an online course.
Instructor: Israel Galindo