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. 

UCC History, Theology, Polity Course Coming this Summer
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 June/July 2019. The instructor is Rev. David Gaewski, Conference Minister of the New York Conference. Classes will begin at 9:30 am and end at 3:30 pm on June 8, 15, 29 and July 6. The platform utilized will be Zoom Video Conferencing ( The tuition will be $495.

For more information contact course instructor, Rev. David Gaewski,

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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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 summer/fall of 2019 include:

July 2019

  • Environmental Justice (4-weeks)

August 2019

  • The Art of Worship (6-weeks)
  • Making Sense of Theology (6-weeks)
  • Old Testament Hermeneutics (6-weeks)
  • UCC History and Polity (12-weeks)
  • Ecological Theology (6-weeks)

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.