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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: Julie Josund

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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... + Read More
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Phrases You Should Never Use Around Church Members

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May 13, 2019—We all have that painful memory of a moment when our emotions got the better of us during a moment of reactivity. As soon as we said those words we regretted them, or, if not immediately, then eventually, as the full brunt of the consequences of impulsivity and lack of self control came around to pay us back.... + Read More
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Enneagram: Application to Professional Life

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Many Gifts

There are many gifts and all are needed for the Body of Christ to function. As a minister, I’ve learned and taught this concept many times and then relearned it and taught it again. In his letter to the Corinthians, Paul describes what some of those gifts may... + 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 19
Spiritual Direction: An Introduction


This is an introductory exploration of spiritual guidance, including its history, theological foundations, various models and practices. It will ...

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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