Events

All Upcoming Events at CTS

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.

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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
POSTPONED 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 the Thompson Scholar program, click here. The May 2017 seminar is no longer receiving applications.

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 01
Certificate in Spiritual Direction Application Deadline

06/01/2017

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 2017-2019 cohort will be accepted until June 1, 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.

Aug 07
Breathing Fresh Air: A Colloquy for Mid-Career Clergy (Bethany Fellows)

08/07/2017 - 01/12/2017

This is a colloquy for mid-career clergy specially designed for the Bethany Fellows, a peer-learning community of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). Participants are limited to members of this learning community by invitation.

Sep 11
Readings in Spiritual Classics

09/11/2017 - 10/06/2017

Certificate in Spiritual Formation/ Online Course

This four-week online course will invite reflection and dialogue based on excerpts from several spiritual classics. Weekly prompts are intended to encourage and challenge personal spiritual formation.

 

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 10
Yes, And: Improvisational Leadership in Times of Dizzying Change

10/10/2017 - 10/12/2017

We will explore some of the biblical stories of a God who works with us in creative, surprising ways, learn and practice several principles of improvisation, and see how they guide us toward faithful lives as leaders of congregations.

Oct 15
Biblical and Theological 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.

Oct 19
Holy Wells and Thin Places: Exploring Celtic Spirituality

10/19/2017 - 10/22/2017

We will celebrate the wisdom of Celts from St. Patrick to C.S.Lewis, engaging contemporary themes such as hospitality, pilgrimage and the sacredness of nature. With Carl McColman. Montreat Conference Center.

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.

Nov 13
Leadership in Ministry: Atlanta Session I

11/13/2017 - 11/15/2017

A Pastoral Excellence Program

This is the first 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.

Nov 15
Flint River V: Coaching Skills for Pastoral Leadership: A Workshop by Laurie Ferguson for the Flint River Presbytery

11/15/2017 - 11/17/2017

This event will introduce participants to coaching skills and give them an opportunity to practice these skills using case studies and examples from their congregations.  It is made possible by a partnership between the Center for Lifelong Learning and the...

Feb 02
Resetting the Table: Including People with Disabilities in Congregational Leadership

02/02/2018 - 03/05/2018

Online Course

This course is designed to invite learners into dynamic conversations about why and how congregations and other organizations are including people with intellectual disabilities into leadership roles.

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