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Columbia Seminary Will Host SACEM Annual Conference and Workshop, March 6-8


Decatur, GA— Columbia Theological Seminary will host the annual meeting of the Society for the Advancement of Continuing Education for Ministry (SACEM), March 6-8. Conference participants will explore ways to develop continuing education programs that honor traditions while embarking in new directions. On March 5-6, there will be a preconference workshop for new SACEM members and new directors of programs for continuing education and lifelong learning for ministry. Event leaders include Ron Cervero of the University of Georgia; Russ Moxley, a leadership consultant; and Kimberly Long of Columbia Seminary. Ron Cervero is professor and director of the department of Lifelong Education, Administration, and Policy at the University of Georgia. His numerous books include Problems and Prospects in Continuing Professional Education, as well as What Really Matters in Adult Education Program Planning: Lessons in Negotiating Power and Interests, and New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education. Russ Moxley is a past senior fellow of the Center for Creative Leadership in Greensboro, NC. Now a private consultant, he designs and delivers leadership development workshops in for-profit and nonprofit organizations, and does executive coaching. He is the author of the book Leadership and Spirit: Breathing New Vitality and Energy into Individuals and Organizations. Kimberly Long is assistant professor of worship and coordinator of worship resources for congregations at Columbia Theological Seminary. She is a well-known worship leader and preacher at camps and conferences throughout the United States. Long will lead worship for the conference. The conference registration fee is $200. With registration for the full conference, there is no extra cost for the new members and directors’ workshop. The registration deadline is March 4. For more information and to register, go to Columbia Theological Seminary, located in Decatur, GA, was established in 1828 and is one of 10 theological institutions of the Presbyterian Church (USA). 

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