Events

All Upcoming Events at CTS

Jan 10
Seeking God: An Invitation to a Deeper Spiritual Life (online)

01/10/2022 - 02/07/2022

This four-week online retreat is for anyone seeking to cultivate a more meaningful life with God. It may also be helpful for those exploring new directions and callings. With Carl McColman, Deedra Rich, Debra Weir

Jan 10
The Coaching Institute at Columbia Theological Seminary (TCI@CTS 2022 Cohort)

01/10/2022 - 07/07/2022

TCI@CTS is an application-based limited enrollment opportunity that follows a rigorous, proven coaching program accredited by the International Coaching Federation. For complete information about the Coaching Institute at the Center for Lifelong Learning (TCI@CLL), visit https://www.ctsnet.edu/lifelong-learning/certificate-programs/coaching-institute/.

Jan 17
Certificate in Spiritual Direction Application

01/17/2022 - 07/01/2022

Apply here for acceptance to the Certificate in Spiritual Direction, a 2.5-year program designed to nurture the gifts, sensibilities, and skills of a spiritual director.

Jan 17
The Process of Aging and Implications for Ministry (Older Adult Ministry Course) online

01/17/2022 - 02/25/2022

Aging is associated with many changes in physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual health. This course will equip participants with the resources necessary to help those with whom you work navigate aging with agency, support, and information.

Jan 31
Inclusive Leadership in a Diverse and Changing World (online)

01/31/2022 - 03/04/2022

This practical five-week course is an introduction to intercultural competence in the context of local churches and religious organizations. Participants will explore what it means to be a culturally competent and inclusive leader in a diverse and changing world.

Feb 01
Leadership in Ministry (Online)

02/01/2022 - 05/31/2022

The Leadership in Ministry Online program is new addition to the long-running Leadership in Ministry workshops. This program is a twice-a-year, peer-based, clergy leadership development program and is part of the Pastoral Excellence Programs of the Center for Lifelong...

Feb 01
Becoming a Better Parent: 10 Pitfalls to Avoid (online)

02/01/2022 - 02/28/2022

A parenting course of a different kind for courageous parents. Based on the best-selling 10 Best Parenting Ways to Ruin Your Child, this course will help parents explore ten common parenting behaviors detrimental to the parent-child relationship, and ways to change them. 

Feb 07
Colloquy for Young Black Church Clergy

02/07/2022 - 02/09/2022

This rich peer learning experience offers an opportunity to explore how young Black Church Clergy can be more effective leaders in the changing realities of ministry today.

Feb 14
Understanding Congregations: A Systems Perspective

02/14/2022 - 03/18/2022

This course is a five-week study on understanding the dynamics of congregations.  Using the text, The Hidden Lives of Congregations: Understanding Church Dynamics, by Israel Galindo, participants will gain insights into the dynamics that impact many facts of congregational...

Mar 07
The Life of Christ in Art and Poetry (online)

03/07/2022 - 04/08/2022

This five-week course presents the life of Christ in poetry and art. You are invited to read and reflect on contemporary poetic and visual interpretations of Gospel passages. Imaginative and artistic reflections will be encouraged.

 

 

Mar 14
Leadership in Ministry: Atlanta

03/14/2022 - 03/16/2022

The Leadership in Ministry workshop in Atlanta is a twice-a-year, peer-based clergy leadership development program and is part of the Pastoral Excellence Programs of the Center for Lifelong Learning. The workshop includes monthly webinars, peer coaching groups and plenaries.

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Mar 21
Leadership in Ministry Lynchburg 2022

03/21/2022 - 03/23/2022

The Leadership in Ministry workshop in Lynchburg is a twice-a-year, peer-based clergy leadership development program and is part of the Pastoral Excellence Programs of the Center for Lifelong Learning. The workshop includes monthly webinars, peer coaching groups and plenaries.

Mar 21
Theological Reflection and Older Adult Ministry (online) (Older Adult Ministry Program Course)

03/21/2022 - 04/29/2022

This course will explore theological doctrines and concepts pertinent to older adult ministry. Using Scripture, movies, music, creeds, confessions and other resources, participants will explore how to facilitate theological reflection among older adults.

Apr 04
Prophetic, Imaginative Preaching for God’s Changing World (online)

04/04/2022 - 05/06/2022

Imagination—empowered by the Spirit—is the lifeblood of prophetic preaching. Drawing upon traditional and contemporary approaches to preaching, this course will lead students to innovate upon these approaches and to incorporate preaching styles across cultures in response to God’s changing...

Apr 07
Creation through a New Lens

04/07/2022 - 04/10/2022

Jim Dant leads this biblical study of the creation stories in Genesis 1 and 2, exploring several interpretive lenses to widen our view of these familiar stories.

Apr 24
Discernment in Spiritual Direction

04/24/2022 - 04/29/2022

This seminar explores the art and gift of Christian Discernment in the context of individual spiritual direction. This is the third residency for the Certificate in Spiritual Direction; enrollment is limited to those accepted into the program through application. Thank you for your interest.  

Apr 26
Baptism and Belonging; Creating, Being and Becoming Beloved Community (Thompson Scholars 2022)

04/26/2022 - 04/29/2022

This seminar is designed for clergy and other church leaders who preach and/or teach in a congregational setting, or who serve in other capacities and have an interest discipleship formation and evangelism and want to strengthen their understanding of...

May 02
Be Still and Know: A Contemplative Retreat

05/02/2022 - 05/06/2022

Carl McColman and Debra Weir guide this ecumenical retreat to invite stillness, rest, and prayer. The retreat is open to both men and women. No prior experience at a monastery or with contemplative prayer is necessary, simply a desire...

May 16
Leadership in Ministry: Boston

05/16/2022 - 05/18/2022

The Leadership in Ministry workshop in Boston is a twice-a-year, peer-based clergy leadership development program and is part of the Pastoral Excellence Programs of the Center for Lifelong Learning. The workshop includes monthly webinars, peer coaching groups and plenaries.

Jul 25
Prayer: Deepening your Experience with God (Online)

07/25/2022 - 08/26/2022

Develop a habit of prayer to deepen your spiritual life. The course will introduce several prayer forms and invite the participants to explore each practice and reflect on the experience.

Sep 19
Developing Your Pastoral Intelligence: Emotional Fitness for Ministry 

09/19/2022 - 09/21/2022

This program is for clergy and ministry professionals serving in congregational contexts who are seeking to assess and improve their leadership and ministry effectiveness.  Utilizing the work of Dr. Maurice Graham’s Pastoral Intelligence ™ model, this program includes a nine-month coaching component.  

Sep 19
Guthrie Scholars 2022

09/19/2022 - 09/23/2022

The Guthrie Scholars Program is a week-long independent study opportunity offered in the fall. For additional information and to apply, visit https://www.ctsnet.edu/lifelong-learning/postgraduate-programs/guthrie-scholars/.

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