The New York School of Ministry’s spring courses begin early in 2018.
If you are interested, click here to learn more about both courses. Click on the course you want on the left (not the blue buttons on the right); the registration box follows the course information at the bottom of the page. If you have difficulties, please contact Rev. Leigh McCaffrey at: email@example.com
It is for authorized ministers and the cost is $100. It meets the requirements for continuing education for authorized ministers for the year. Members in discernment may also take the course. There is a limit of 12 students. Note: Registration is now closed (December 8, 2017) as the course is full.
People may participate through internet interface using the Zoom platform of the conference or meet face-to-face for the classes at the conference office. The dates are in 2018 Weds. Jan. 10, 17, 24, 31 from 2:30pm - 5:00pm and Feb. 7 2:30pm -4:30pm.
If weather prohibits Maren from getting to the conference office, the class will be held through the Zoom platform.
Praying the Scripture will focus on prayer before the reading of scripture, prayer found in scripture, interpretations and improvisations on scripture in the worship context and methods to engage congregational members in scripturally -based spiritual practices. Examples, small group work, and the brief assignment will invite participants to choose from Revised Common Lectionary Narrative Lectionary, or independent texts for this year's Lenten and Easter seasons.
Some of the Marks of Ministry that this course will address:
Exhibiting a Spiritual Foundation and Ongoing Spiritual Practice
Praying actively and nurturing spiritual practices
Understanding the power of the Holy Spirit at work through the elements of Christian worship to nurture faith
Exhibiting a commitment to lifelong development and faithful personal stewardship
Building Transformational Leadership Skills
Empowering the Church to be faithful to God’s call, reflective of Christ’s mission, and open to the surprises of the Holy Spirit
Engaging Sacred Stories and Traditions
Exhibiting knowledge, understanding, and continuing study of the Hebrew Scriptures and the New Testament
Bringing life to sacred stories and traditions in worship, proclamation, and witness
Leading faith formation effectively across generations
Strengthening Inter- and Intra- Personal Assets
Understanding and ministering to stages of human development across the life span
Learn more at their website: www.pathways-ucc.org
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