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Ethical Issues in Congregational Leadership Scheduled for November 15-17


Decatur, GA.—Columbia Theological Seminary’s Lifelong Learning program is offering the Leadership in Ministry: Ethical Issues in Congregational Leadership event November 15-17, 2005. The sessions will be held in the Harrington Center on the seminary campus. Seminar planners say that the seminars will be helpful to clergy and laypersons alike. How can pastors and church leaders best deal with difficult ethical issues that arise in the course of managing the affairs of the church? What is the best leadership style or model for ethical instruction and discussion? What is distinctive about a theological approach to situations involving money, interpersonal conflicts and the like? What role do an understanding of Christian virtues and the nurturing of character development play? Professor of Christian Ethics Mark Douglas and others will explore these and related questions in a panel format. Seminar participants are encouraged to bring questions about specific problems they are encountering in their own churches. You may register online ( for Leadership in Ministry or contact the Registrar for Lifelong Learning at 404 687-4587. The program fee of $165 includes two lunches. Schedule: Nov. 15 from 1:30 PM - 5:00 PM, Nov. 16 from 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM and Nov. 17 from 9:00 - 12:30. For additional information, please visit our web site at or contact Sarah Erickson, Associate Director, Lifelong Learning at 404 687-4526. The deadline for registration is Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2005. Columbia Theological Seminary, located in Decatur, Georgia, was established in 1828 and is one of 10 theological institutions of the Presbyterian Church (USA). 

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