Journeying Together

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For church professionals and lay people, The Center for Lifelong Learning provides non-degree courses and events – opportunities to learn with and from others for faithful discipleship. Led by top-notch seminary faculty, our offerings are biblically and theologically grounded, with a practical focus to help participants identify and address specific, real-life needs. At the same time, we see lifelong learning as recreation – time to step out of life’s busy routines and experience renewal of mind, spirit, body, and emotion. We hope you will browse through our website to find out more about opportunities that are available for you.

 

Magnificent and Marvelous: A Look Inside Older Adult Ministry

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This year I added two certificates to my office. One I worked on for two and a half years. The other was a surprise. The first was an official looking document announcing the completion of my Certificate in Older Adult Ministry co-sponsored by Presbyterian Older Adult Ministries... + Read More
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Jessica Brown: Celtic Christianity and the gift of thresholds

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This post on Celtic Christianity originally appeared in Faith & Leadership.

  As humans we all encounter times in our lives... + Read More
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Online Learning: Convenient, Practical and Timely 

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If you haven’t tried online learning for continuing education yet, what’s holding you back?

The Center for Lifelong Learning is offering eight additional online courses between now and the end of May 2019. The topics are contemporary and classic ranging from topics such as ministry with LGBTQIA youth to The Old... + Read More
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Procrastination, or Intentionally Delayed Planning?

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April 12, 2018—Back in December, I wrote a blog post about the adult learner tendency to gravitate to learning opportunities that build upon or enhance previous learning and skill development. That post invited a resolution to jump start your continuing education plan for 2018. Fast forward five months. How well have you... + Read More
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Upcoming journeying together courses

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Apr 18
Spiritual Formation and Older Adults

04/18/2018

Older Adult Ministry Certificate Course

The last third of life presents some of life’s richest spiritual, theological and ethical challenges. 
Sep 24
Guthrie Scholars 2018

09/24/2018

The Guthrie Scholars Program is a learning opportunity offered in the fall on an application basis. For additional information, including a link to the application, see 
Oct 04
Invitation to a Deeper Spiritual Life

10/04/2018

Certificate in Spiritual Formation

This is the Spirituality program’s foundational retreat, introducing participants to classic spir...

Oct 15
Leadership in Ministry: A Session II

10/15/2018

This is the second of two session in this cohort. Each annual workshop meets for two session (spring and fall) but the program, by design, is an ongoing leadership development program. 
Oct 18
A Dwelling Place for God: Renewing an Earthly Spirituality

10/18/2018

Certificate in Spiritual Formation

Rediscover a Christian spirituality that is rooted in and integrates creation, worship, justice and...

Nov 12
Leadership in Ministry Atlanta Session I

11/12/2018

The Leadership in Ministry Workshop in Atlanta is an on-going twice-a-year peer-based clergy leadership development program meeting at the Center ...

Jan 24
Enneagram: Personality and Spirituality

01/24/2019

Certificate in Spiritual Formation

Sandra C. Smith leads this workshop designed to help you understand your Enneagram personality styl...

Jan 29
Welcoming Our Transgender and Non-Binary Neighbors

01/29/2019

Transgender and non-binary people are coming out at higher rates than ever before. This engaging and highly interactive seminar is for all religio...

Feb 01
The Role of the Minister in a Dying Congregation

02/01/2019

Online Course

Using the book by Woody Jenkins by the same title, this course will focus on helping clergy and laypersons explore the ...

Feb 04
Creation and Connection: An Introduction to Celtic Christian Spirituality

02/04/2019

Online Course/ Certificate in Spiritual Formation

Join Art Wright for this class exploring the rich traditions of Celtic Christian spi...

Feb 14
Invitation to a Deeper Spiritual Life

02/14/2019

This is the Spirituality Program’s foundational retreat, introducing participants to classic Christian spiritual practices and understandings. T...

Mar 04
Contemporary Readings in Christian Education: Youth Christian Education (Online Course)

03/04/2019

This four-week online course is part of the “Contemporary Readings Series” for persons interested in deepening their understanding of contempo...

Mar 11
The Process of Aging and Implications for Ministry

03/11/2019

Older Adult Ministry Certificate Course

Aging is associated with many changes in physical and mental health. This course will explore ...

Mar 13
Teaching for Transformation with Older Adults

03/13/2019

Older Adult Ministry Course

Teaching and learning methods that enhance engagement in, and ownership of, the learning process are as important for older adults as they are for all ages. 						

Apr 01
Landscapes of Renewal: A High Desert Retreat

04/01/2019

Certificate in Spiritual Direction

Set in the natural beauty of Ghost Ranch, this ret...

Apr 23
Tell Me Your Story and I'll Know Why I Should Come to Your Church (Thompson Scholars 2019)

04/23/2019

Applications are due by Dec. 15, 2018 for this year's Th...

Apr 29
Writing Together in Creative Community: An Online Workshop

04/29/2019

Online Course

Writing Together in Creative Community is an invitation to find an online group of writers who will write and ...

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