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January/February 2015

Spirituality Program Launches New Certificate in Spiritual Direction

The Spirituality Program will launch a new Certificate in Spiritual Direction in the fall of 2015. This course of study is geared toward lay people and clergy who discern a call to the practice of Christian Spiritual Direction.

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Triangles, Birth Order and Congregations

Responsible institutional stewardship requires understanding the congregation as an organization, BFST can provide a helpful way to understand how the relationships within a congregation—the emotional process between members—influence its life and work—or, impede them.

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Aging, Transformation, Formation: CLL Explores Older Adult Ministry

“Aging issues themselves may challenge our faith, but faith in an older person is usually well-formed,” says McGilliard. “People of faith know that God is always with and for them, no matter what.  God may not be able to cure an illness, but God walks alongside throughout the journey.” 

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Mid-Career Clergy to Find Renewal, Re-envisioning in New Peer Group Experience

Mid-career clergy have accumulated experience, know-how, and a certain amount of confidence. Not quite novices, many are still not “experts.” In fact, one of the paradoxes of clergy in mid-career is serving in increasingly complex contexts that continue to challenge their competencies.

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New Courses offer New Ways of Nurturing Spiritual Formation

The New Year brings new classes to the Spirituality Program. Here’s a little peek at some of our newest offerings. Mark your calendars now and make plans to join us.

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