SVMC offers continuing education on Christology and ministry with older and younger people




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The Susquehanna Valley Ministry Center on the campus of Elizabethtown (Pa.) College announces three upcoming continuing education events: “Go and Do Likewise: The Practices of Christology,” “Enriching the Lives of Older Adults,” and “Science, Theology, and the Church Today--Ministry with Youth and Young Adults.” Registration forms are available at www.etown.edu/programs/svmc/continuing-education or by contacting Karen Hodges at 717-361-1450 or svmc@etown.edu .

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“Go and Do Likewise: The Practices of Christology” is offered on Nov. 2 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at Juniata College in Huntingdon, Pa., led by Nate Inglis, assistant professor of Theological Studies at Bethany Theological Seminary. This symposium will consider Jesus by starting with the practices that he taught his disciples. Presentations and discussion groups will consider how Christology is first and foremost “showing who Christ is,” and will reflect on what it means to practice Christology today. Cost is $60 and includes a light breakfast, lunch, and 0.6 continuing education credit.

“Enriching the Lives of Older Adults” is offered on Oct. 23 at Cross Keys Village in New Oxford, Pa., from 9 a.m.-3 p.m., led by Linda Titzell, Jenn Holcomb, and team. This event will explore spiritual nurturing of older adults, the impact of loneliness and boredom in the older adult, and what aging in place means to the older adult and what available resources support aging in place. Cost is $60 and includes a light breakfast, lunch, and 0.5 continuing education credit.
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“Science, Theology, and the Church Today--Ministry with Youth and Young Adults” is offered on March 24, 2018, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at Elizabethtown College’s Susquehanna Room, led by Russell Haitch, professor of Christian Education at Bethany Theological Seminary. By focusing mainly on ministry with youth and young adults--the church of the future, which is also the church today--this seminar offers information and insights into key areas of science and theology, including what neuroscience is discovering about adolescent brain development and what it means for parenting and pastoring; evolution, the anthropic principle, biblical creation and how to help young people form a coherent understanding of human origins; what social science is really saying about the “nones” and why churches have been getting the wrong message; the challenge of rising atheism and scientism and how Christians can respond in word and deed; the proliferation of social media technology and how it can help or hinder young people longing for community. Cost is $60 and includes a light breakfast, lunch, and 0.6 continuing education credit.

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