NH School of Ministry

Registration is Now Open for the New York School of Ministry Spring Courses


The New York School of Ministry’s spring courses begin early in 2018.

  • Introduction to Christian Ethics,” taught by Rev. Steve Johnson, Ph.D.
    Offered on Wednesday evenings (7-9 pm): January 17, 24, 31; February 7, 28; March 7, 14, 21; April 4, 11
    Read the course description >>
    Registration deadline is January 3

  • New Testament II,” taught by Rev. J. Mark Lawson, Ph.D.
    Offered on Saturdays (9:00am-2:30pm with ½ hour lunch break): February 10 & 24. March 17 & 24
    NTI is not a pre-requisite for NT II
    Registration deadline is January 27

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: nysomclerk@uccny.org

The New Hampshire School of Ministry is sponsoring a course this winter entitled Praying the Scripture, taught by Maren Tirabassi.

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

Courses from Pathways, Progressive Online Theological Education

Learn more at their website: www.pathways-ucc.org

Other Continuing Education Possibilities

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