Events

All Upcoming Events at CTS

Feb 26
Articulating Our Mission, Role, and Value

02/26/2017 - 03/01/2017

Compass Points Certificate Course

PCCCA Spring Compass Points courses will be hosted at Bethelwoods Camp and Conference Center, York, SC.

Mar 01
Personnel and Leadership

03/01/2017 - 03/04/2017

Compass Points Certificate Course

PCCCA Spring Compass Points courses will be hosted at Bethelwoods Camp and Conference Center, York, SC.

Mar 04
The Enduring Spirituality of Howard Thurman

03/04/2017

Spirituality Program Half-Day Retreat

Thurman encouraged people to “center down,” embrace quiet and stillness. In this retreat we will witness with silence, centering prayer, readings, journaling, and connecting with nature the contemplative practices Howard Thurman promoted.

Mar 06
Leadership in Ministry: Atlanta, Session II

03/06/2017 - 03/08/2017

A Pastoral Excellence Program

This is the second of two sessions in this cohort. Each annual workshop meets for two sessions (fall and spring) but the program is, by design, an ongoing leadership development program. Learn more or apply here.

Mar 06
Wisdom and Wit of the Desert Fathers and Mothers

03/06/2017 - 03/31/2017

Online Class/Certificate in Spiritual Formation

Carl McColman shares the stories of the Desert Mothers and Fathers that shine with a sincere desire for humility, recognizing that pride is the greatest obstacle in our relationship with God.

Mar 09
Pastoral Leadership and Emotional Intelligence

03/09/2017 - 03/10/2017

Emotional intelligence is the awareness of and learning how to manage one’s emotions, reactions, and responses to stress and anxiety in interpersonal and corporate relationships. This interactive seminar is for pastors and ministry leaders who want to develop their emotional...

Mar 13
PC(USA) NEXT Gathering

03/13/2017 - 03/15/2017

The PC(USA) NEXT Church National Gathering will be held March 13-15, 2017 in Kansas City, MO. The theme is “Wells & Walls: Well-Being in a Thirsty World.” Dr. Rodger Nishioka, Rev. Dr. Soong-Chan Rah, and Dr. Linda Mercadante are the...

Mar 20
The Process of Aging and Implications for Ministry

03/20/2017 - 03/22/2017

Older Adult Ministry Certificate Course

This course will explore practical ways that congregations, families, and caregivers can adapt and respond to age-related changes and to enhance well-being and quality of life among older people.

Mar 22
Teaching for Transformation with Older Adults

03/22/2017 - 03/24/2017

Older Adult Ministry Certificate Course

Explore learning styles, examine effective teaching methods, experience current teaching-learning theories, and consider application to and adaptations for older adults.

Apr 02
Immersion Experience: An Invitation to a Deeper Spiritual Life

04/02/2017 - 04/05/2017

Certificate in Spiritual Formation

Join Jim Dant, Carl McColman and Debra Weir to discover the key ideas and foundational practices for the grand adventure of life in the Spirit! Montreat Conference Center.

Apr 03
Leadership in Ministry: Lost River A – Session I

04/03/2017 - 04/05/2017

A Pastoral Excellence Program

This is the first of two sessions in this cohort. Each annual workshop meets for two sessions (spring and fall) but the program is, by design, an ongoing leadership development program. Learn more or apply here.

Apr 20
Liturgy of the Hours

04/20/2017 - 04/23/2017

Certificate in Spiritual Formation

Countless saints have used this to patiently reshape their lives before God. Paul Lang recovers this ancient but timeless discipline with his own musical compositions to lead us in praying the hours. Montreat Conference Center.

Apr 24
Leadership in Ministry: Lost River B – Session I

04/24/2017 - 04/26/2017

A Pastoral Excellence Program

This is the first of two sessions in this cohort. Each annual workshop meets for two sessions (spring and fall) but the program is, by design, an ongoing leadership development program. Learn more or apply here.

Apr 25
Benefits Connect – Atlanta (Board of Pensions Seminar)

04/25/2017

This is a one-day gathering about benefits for Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) congregations and other employers sponsored by the Board of Pensions. You’ll have the opportunity to learn about the theological values that shape the Benefits Plan, ask questions during a Q-and-A...

Apr 25
CANCELED Alumni Association Annual Meeting 2017

04/25/2017

Details for the re-scheduled meeting will be posted and e-mailed as soon as they are set.

Apr 27
Come See Columbia Day 2017

04/27/2017

Presbyterian Women can visit with students, faculty, and other CFC members on the beautiful Columbia campus. This year’s gathering will include fellowship, inspiring worship, delicious food, and campus tours. Make plans to attend and share in this annual celebration!

May 01
Leadership in Ministry: Portland – Session I

05/01/2017 - 05/03/2017

A Pastoral Excellence Program

This is the first of two sessions in this cohort. Each annual workshop meets for two sessions (spring and fall) but the program is, by design, an ongoing leadership development program. Learn more or apply here.

May 02
Evangelism and Social Justice (Thompson Scholars 2017)

05/02/2017 - 05/05/2017

For a full description of this year’s program and an application link, click here. Applications due February 15, 2017.

May 02
Devotional Writing

05/02/2017 - 06/09/2017

An Online Course

Designed for writers with a serious interest in exploring the genre of devotional writing, this course of six weeks will study a present a series of topics, discussions with others and writing prompts. With Melissa Tidwell and Beth Waltemath.

May 15
Leadership in Ministry: Boston – Session I

05/15/2017 - 05/17/2017

 A Pastoral Excellence Program

This is the first of two sessions in this cohort. Each annual workshop meets for two sessions (spring and fall) but the program is, by design, an ongoing leadership development program. Learn more or apply...

Jun 15
Certificate in Spiritual Direction Application Deadline

06/15/2017

Certificate in Spiritual Direction

The program of study is designed for individuals who discern a call to the ministry of Spiritual Direction. Applications for the 2017-2018 cohort will be accepted until June 15, 2017.

Jul 31
Cloud of Witnesses: The Community of Christ in Hebrews

07/31/2017 - 08/02/2017

This course will provide an overview of major themes found in Hebrews and prepare participants to use the 2017-2018 Horizons Bible Study, Cloud of Witnesses, in women’s circles, church school or small group bible studies.

Sep 25
Guthrie Scholars 2017

09/25/2017 - 09/29/2017

The Guthrie Scholars Program is a learning opportunity offered in the fall on an application basis. For additional information, including a link to the application, see https://www.ctsnet.edu/lifelong-learning/special-programs/guthrie-scholars/.

Oct 15
Theological and Biblical Foundations

10/15/2017 - 10/18/2017

Compass Points Certificate Class

This course will explore biblical foundations, methods of interpretation and resources for scriptural study within the unique context of camp and conference ministry.

Oct 16
Marriage and the 21st Century Church

10/16/2017 - 11/17/2017

Online Course

Students in this course will explore the biblical, theological, and historical foundations of marriage and consider the how the 21st century church should respond to the realities of contemporary society.

Oct 18
Program Design and Implementation

10/18/2017 - 10/21/2017

Compass Points Certification Course

Learners in this course will encounter a variety of models of teaching, as well as methods of curriculum and program development, implementation, and evaluation in a camp and conference setting.

Nov 06
Contemporary Readings in Youth Ministry and Christian Education

11/06/2017 - 12/01/2017

This four week online course is part of the “Contemporary Readings Series” for persons interested in deepening their understanding of contemporary issues in Christian Education.

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