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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 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.


Leadership in Ministry Feature: Vanessa Ellison

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Bowen Family Systems Theory offers a way of thinking that affects every aspect of leadership in ministry. Workshops are taught by BFST experts and help participants confidently lead their congregations and organizations. Participants gain insight from learning with others while sharing their unique vocational challenges and... + Read More
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It Only Takes a Few of Them

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The forced termination of clergy remains one of the most difficult, and often tragic, issues for congregations. It can take a congregation years to recover from the forced termination of a pastor—and so, also, for the pastor. A single episode can become a nodal event that shapes a congregation’s culture for... + Read More
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What "They" Said

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“They” told me all sorts of things when I graduated from seminary.   “You’ll be great for some Korean church somewhere,” said a small Southern church pastor after I preached to his all-white congregation. “Come back and help out our new associate pastor as his assistant,” said... + Read More
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Upcoming journeying together courses

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Aug 12
Spiritual Dimensions of the Enneagram


This course will focus on the “Holy Ideas” and “Holy Virtues” of the Enneagram System and its invitation to explore the journey to our dee...

Aug 19
Colloquy for Women of Color (Pastoral Excellence Program)


This colloquy<...

Sep 30
Healthy Transitions Wellness Retreat


The Healthy Transitions Wellness Retreats for Ministers and Spouses provide a rela...

Sep 30
Your Sacred Story: The Spiritual Practice of Journaling


Online Course Explore the practice of spiritual journaling with Carl McColman. The course invites journaling from a variety of perspec...

Nov 05
Big Ideas in Youth Ministry Conference: Fearless Dialogues



Nov 11
Leadership in Ministry Atlanta


The Leadership in Ministry Workshops at Atlanta ...

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