By Donna Rhodes
The Susquehanna Valley Ministry Center (SVMC) is offering the TRIM (Training in Ministry) course “Pathways for Effective Leadership, Part 1,” with Randy Yoder as the instructor. This is scheduled as an intensive course to be held online over two weekends, March 25‐26, 2022, and April 29‐30, 2022.
The SVMC is a partnership of five Church of the Brethren districts–Atlantic Northeast, Southern Pennsylvania, Middle Pennsylvania, Western Pennsylvania, and Mid-Atlantic–with Bethany Theological Seminary and the Brethren Academy for Ministerial Leadership.
Students in the academy’s TRIM and/or EFSM (Education for Shared Ministry) programs will receive one credit in ministry skills upon completion. Continuing education students including credentialed ministers and pastors will receive 2.0 continuing education units. The course also is available for laypeople for their own personal enrichment.
Part 1 of the course will deal with the more technical skills for nurturing strong and relevant congregations. Part 2 will occur in the spring of 2023. This course is relevant for both fulltime and multi‐vocational ministers. The two parts of the course can be done individually, although participating in both is highly recommended.
Please consider participating in this class. The registration deadline is Feb. 25. Register through, and send payment to, the Susquehanna Valley Ministry Center at the address listed on the course brochure at www.etown.edu/programs/svmc/Pathways%20for%20Effective%20Leadership%20P1%20Brochure.pdf. You also may choose to register online using the link in the brochure. If you have questions, please contact SVMC@etown.edu.
–– Donna Rhodes is executive director of the Susquehanna Valley Ministry Center, based on the campus of Elizabethtown (Pa.) College. For more information go to www.etown.edu/svmc.
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