Education/Professional Development Resources


For Clergy:

Current Opportunities June 2021

Maine School of Ministry and Shalem Institute

The Maine Conference’s School of Ministry is partnering with the Shalem Institute in offering two learning opportunities open to both laity and clergy of the NH Conference.

The first, described as a summer intensive, is titled “Contemplative Leadership in Times of Change: Building Resiliency,” and runs June 8 through 11.

The second, a one-day course, is titled “Resilience for Social Activists” and is scheduled for June 12.

Financial assistance is available both in scholarship form through the Maine School of Ministry, and through the NH Conference (

Rev. Tara Barber and Rev. Stephen Boyd to Offer Workshop on Healthy Pastoral Relations Committees
June 21, 2021 - 7:30 to 9:00 PM ET

Pastoral Relations Committees (PRC) provide essential leadership in the life of a congregation. Come to this workshop to explore what the purpose of a PRC is and is not. We’ll be talking through a newly developed PRC covenant to help name the priorities and commitments of a well-functioning PRC. Stephen will share best practices from around the church and be prepared to answer your questions. 

Registration link:

Prior Events

Watch a Replay of Clergy Day 2020

Our first ever all-Zoom Clergy Day was held on April 29, 2020   Rev. Dr. Rachael Keefe, author of The Life-Saving Church: Faith Communities and Suicide Prevention was the keynote speaker. She addressed the challenges and best-practices of suicide prevention and the church. 

If you missed it (or want to refer to some of the resources again) below you will find information on the specific topics covered and links to places where you can get more information:

This event may be used to partially fulfill the Continuing Education expectations of your Association.

Clergy Support Groups - Mental Health

 Confidential UCC Clergy Support Group-4