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Sep 25
Leadership in Ministry: Lost River B – Session II

09/25/2017

A Pastoral Excellence Program

This is the second 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 and continue to...

Oct 02
Leadership in Ministry: Boston – Session II

10/02/2017

 A Pastoral Excellence Program

This is the second 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 and continue...

Oct 15
Texts of Terror

10/15/2017

Certificate in Spiritual Formation

How do troubling texts inform your sense of God? This course will engage a ‘charitable’ interpretive approach to explore Biblical texts that challenge our theological and ethical understandings. With Ryan Bonfiglio. Montreat Conference Center.

Oct 16
Marriage and the 21st Century Church

10/16/2017

*Postponed

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 16
Leadership in Ministry: Lost River A – Session II

10/16/2017

A Pastoral Excellence Program

This is the second 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 and continue to...

Oct 19
Holy Wells and Thin Places: Exploring Celtic Spirituality

10/19/2017

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
Teaching Spiritual Formation in the Congregation

11/06/2017

Certificate in Spiritual Formation

Jane Vennard leads this experiential class which will include prayer, small groups, individual reflection and silence as well as presentations and discussion.

Nov 06
Contemporary Readings in Youth Ministry and Christian Education

11/06/2017

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

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 and continue to...

Jan 08
Your Spiritual Brain: Neurobiology and Faith

01/08/2018

This online course will examine the reciprocal interactions between brain anatomy and physiology, and our life of faith.

Jan 08
Hidden in Plain Sight: Storytelling for Learning and Transformation

01/08/2018

Online Course

Storytelling can be a source of creative agency and transformation in congregational educational ministry. This class will explore how to incorporate storytelling as a spiritual formation practice in educational ministry and communities of care such as prison...

Feb 05
Resetting the Table: Including People with Disabilities in Congregational Leadership

02/05/2018

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.

Feb 05
Making Love with Scripture: Engaging the Bible for Spiritual Growth and Social Activism

02/05/2018

Online Course

This online course offers participants a different way of approaching the biblical text for spiritual nourishment and sociopolitical activism.

Feb 05
2018 Alumni Event

02/05/2018

Save the date for a special alumni event on February 5-7, 2018.

A campus reunion event especially for the Classes of ‘92 and ’07, and others are most welcome too!

Together, we will host opportunities for:

continuing education socializing and networking conversations...

Feb 05
Prayer: Deepening Your Experience with God

02/05/2018

Certificate in Spiritual Formation/ Online Course

Are you seeking something more? Are you restless in your spiritual life? Join Deedra Rich for this 5-week exploration of prayer and spiritual practices.

 

Feb 08
On Desire and Flourishing: A Study of Ancient Israelite Wisdom

02/08/2018

Certificate in Spiritual Formation

Come and explore the ancient understanding of desire—its metaphors, objects, promises and perils—and consider how the sages’ insistence on the value and vitality of desire may inform our own searches for personal and communal wellbeing.

Feb 18
Holy Land Pilgrimage

02/18/2018

Certificate in Spiritual Formation

Pilgrimage is one of the oldest and most important spiritual disciplines. It begins with the soul’s longing, a sacred seeking of new terrain and spiritual meaning. This journey is the capstone for the Certificate in...

Apr 19
“I have room for a second life”: Journeying by Heart with the Poet Rainer Maria Rilke

04/19/2018

Certificate in Spiritual Formation

Mark Burrows invites us to explore Rilke’s prayers and poetry with our hearts. Image, gesture and memory guide our glance into the well of our deep experience of ‘self.’ Rilke and poets like him speak...

Apr 30
Beside Still Waters – A Contemplative Retreat

04/30/2018

Certificate in Spiritual Formation

Renew and refresh! Join us for this Contemplative Retreat at Sacred Heart Monastery. Writings of the Psalmists, Saints and Desert Mothers and Fathers will inspire our contemplation. Led by Chris Glaser and Debra...

May 15
Certificate in Spiritual Direction Application Deadline

05/15/2018

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 2018-2020 cohort will be accepted until May 15, 2018.

Jun 04
Thriving As a Church Ministry Staff Associate

06/04/2018

Online Course

This five-week online course will focus on the role and function of the pastoral associate or program staff in the congregational context. Because most children’s and youth ministers work in the congregational setting as associates, they must understand...

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