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.

Please be sure to check with your local Committee on Church and Ministry (COCM) to make sure any course(s) you enroll in meet(s) the continuing education requirements of your Association. 

Spiritual Care Specialist Program

The Association for Clinical Pastoral Education in partnership with the New England Pastoral Institute presents its Spiritual Care Specialist training program (SCS). This program offers people working in some form of pastoral care ministry an opportunity to deepen their knowledge of the kinds of concerns around which people seek pastoral care, learn pastoral care techniques to address these concerns, and broaden their own formation in ministry.

For more information download the flyer.

Moral Injury: Combat's Deep Wound
A Seminar for Mental Health Professionals, Physicians, Nurses, and Clergy

Friday, October 11, 2019
8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Holiday Inn, Downtown
172 North Main Street
Concord, NH

Moral Injury involves the emerging recognition that experiences which transgress our deep moral beliefs and expectations can cause painful psychological injury felt as a deep wound to the soul.

Like a physical wound, a moral wound can be minor and passing, or severe enough to require professional attention. It is sharply different from post-traumatic stress disorder, the involuntary and inappropriate triggering of the fear-based ‘fight, flight, or freeze’ response. Both moral injury and PTSD can cause anxiety, insomnia, depression, anger and self-medication. However shame, guilt, loss of trust, loss of self-worth and hopelessness clearly mark moral injury, and demand dramatically different therapies.

Download the information sheet to learn more.

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Maine School of Ministry

The school’s affordable courses, taught by highly qualified faculty, are designed for adults who are exploring their own spiritual formation, discerning their calling to authorized ministry, or both. Students attend in person or electronically, from Maine and from other Conferences. Students can work their way through the Christian Studies and Leadership curriculum to achieve various levels of certification, including the Word and Sacrament program for those seeking ordination.

Download the Quick Facts document to learn more about the Maine School of Ministry (MESoM).

Download the Fall 2019 Classes Flyer to see specific course offerings.

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.  Learn more at:

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.

Course offerings for the fall of 2019 include:

September 2019

  • Opioid Crisis - A Christian Solution (4-weeks)

October 2019

  • Faith Formation and Spiritual Practices for Children, Youth, and Adults (6-weeks)
  • Understanding the Bible as a Progressive Christian (6-weeks)
  • The Art of Preaching (6-weeks)

For inquiries or registration email us at or

Other Continuing Education Possibilities

Please click here to find out about other continuing education events, workshops, and courses.