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July 2015

Seeds Planted in January

Sarah Tyre reflects on her time with the Center for Lifelong Learning in the January Seminars. Oh, and leading the next January Seminars, someone named Diana Butler Bass. Maybe you've heard of her? Read more for details.

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#Hallelujah: Smartphone Spirituality

MaryAnn McKibben Dana writes "We live in the tension between two kinds of online experiences. The potential for connection in the digital age is powerful and inspiring. And the need for intentionality and thoughtfulness about our consumption of technology is just as strong. With the swipe of a thumb or the click of a button, we can participate in the joys and heartbreaks of loved ones scattered all over the globe. It’s a precious gift, and a recipe for overwhelm." Read more about the Center for Lifelong Learning's class addressing this "new normal." 

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An Invitation to Celebrate with the Spirituality Program

For 20 years, the Spirituality Program at CTS has helped guide those seeking holy mystery and deep connection. We invite those who have completed the Certificate in Spiritual Formation, those who have taken select classes, and even those who have no experience with the Spirituality Program to gather with us on September 18 and 19 to remember and enjoy our rich history together as we look toward the future.

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Beyond 2015: Early 2016

We've been busy! Registration is already open for many of our 2016 classes, and we'll be announcing even more. Cohort learning opportunities, certificate programs, Christian education, spirituality and theology -- We have something for every age, stage, need, and desire to support your ministry!

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Sand in the Wheels

"Governance should be something that enables a congregation to realize and do its mission. It should be the grease that lubricates the machine. Instead, in too many congregations, governance has become a major impediment to ministry. Our board and committee systems have become sand in the wheels of our ministry machines!" John Wimberly contributes this article in anticipation of Change, Organization and Generosity in Smaller Congregations, part of our Smaller Church Seminar Series.

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