Professional Development Resource Mission Group

NH School of Ministry becomes Professional Development Resource Mission Group

The New Hampshire School of Ministry has changed it’s name and it’s mission! We are now the Professional Development Resource Mission Group (PDRMG). Our focus is to provide continuing education and boundary awareness opportunities for authorized ministers and lay people. In addition, the PDRMG offers to be a resource to committees on ministry in their work with members in discernment pursuing an alternative track to authorized ministry.


Save the Date! Advanced Boundary Training to be Offered April 4, 2019

 
Advanced Boundary Training
Thursday, April 4, 2019   9am-3pm
NHCUCC Conference Center
140 Sheep Davis Road, Pembroke, NH 03275 
 
Discernment and Decisions: Let Your Yes Be Yes and Your No Be No
 
Spiritual leadership requires clear and consistent discernment and decision making.  Healthy pastoral leaders demonstrate clarity of vision and self-differentiation.  During this workshop, we will explore biblical stories in which prophets and disciples clearly discern God’s call.  Participants will learn practices of discernment; consider decisions made by distinguishing God’s voice from other voices; and share stories of courage and encouragement. Balancing healthy practices of both leadership and spirituality will strengthen our ability to keep clear and consistent boundaries in our ministry.  
 
The workshop will be led by Rev. Cindy Maybeck, a gifted storyteller and inspiring facilitator. She will present her unique blend of biblical and personal storytelling to teach clergy best practices of discernment and leadership.  She has been on the faculty of Leadership in Ministry, teaching emotional process and family systems theory and has 24 years of experience as a pastor in UCC churches.


Online UCC History and Polity Course set for this winter

A UCC History, Theology and Polity Course that meets the requirements as set forth by the UCC Polity Teacher's Network will be offered online in Jan/Feb 2019. The instructor will be Rev. David Gaewski, Conference Minister of the New York Conference, UCC. Classes will begin at 9:30am and end at 3:30pm on the following dates: Jan 19, 26, Feb 2, 9. The platform utilized will be Zoom Video Conferencing (zoom.us) The tuition will be $495. For more information contact course instructor, Rev. David Gaewski, davidgaewski@uccny.org.


New York School of Ministry

The New York School of Ministry offers a variety of webconferenced courses, where participants interact with their instructors in real time and are in conversation with peers “face to face” from their home computers. No traveling required.

New York School of Ministry January Course Registration Deadlines Rapidly Approaching
 
It may be mid December, and most of us can’t see past the tasks of the week, but two of New York School of Ministry's (NYSOM) January courses have December deadlines.

“Congregational Life,” taught by Rev. Mark Lawson, Ph.D, on five Saturdays: Jan 12 & 26, Feb 9 & 23, and March 9: 9 am - 1 pm has a December 20 registration deadline. This course is perfect for ministers looking for continuing education grounded in the practice of ministry and for those preparing for authorized ministry.


“Old Testament II,” for those who have taken Old Testament I, will be offered by Rev. David Cleaver-Bartholomew, Ph.D. on six Sundays: Jan 6, 13, 27, Feb 3: 1:30-5:00 pm; Feb 10 & 24: 2:00-5:00 pm, and the deadline is also December 20.

January 7 is the registration deadline for “From Resurrection to Reformation: The History of the Christian Church,” taught by Rev. Steven Johnson, Ph.D., on Wednesday evenings: Jan 23, 30; Feb 6, 13, 20, 27; March 13, 20, 27; April 3, 10: 7 - 9pm.

Register at: https://arena.nyucc.org/default.aspx?portal=4&page=3347

If you have questions about or difficulties registering, please contact NYSOM's clerk, Rev. Leigh McCaffrey, at nysomclerk@uccny.org.


Courses from Pathways, Progressive Online Theological Education

PATHWAYS Theological Education is a member of the United Church of Christ’s Regional Theological Education Consortium, and offers an opportunity to explore progressive Christian theology and to meet the requirements of multiple paths for preparation for authorized ministry in the United Church of Christ.

Download the flyer to learn more about the course offerings for Spring semester of 2019.

For more information go to: https://www.pathwaystheological.org/


Other Continuing Education Possibilities

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