Course on multi-vocational ministry is offered by the Brethren Academy

By Audrey Hollenberg-Duffey

The Brethren Academy for Ministerial Leadership is offering a timely and important course titled “Defining Set-Apart Ministry within the Multivocational Reality.” Instructor Sandra Jenkins says, “Multi-vocational ministry is a reality in many denominations. It is not only a calling, but a necessity; part-time ministry placements often outnumber fulltime placements.”

Students who take this course will be able to

— Define the set-apart ministry within the multi-vocational context.

— Interpret the scriptural foundation for multi-vocational ministry and church organization through Pauline writings.

— Explore ways to incorporate time management skills needed for multi-vocational ministry.

— Describe ways to motivate leadership within a congregation.

— Recognize ministry calling and secular occupation as one mission instead of viewing them as two competing sides vying for one’s time.

This eight-week, online course can be taken for Training in Ministry (TRIM) credit, continuing education, and personal enrichment. For details about registration, the reading list, and more, go to

The course will take place from Sept. 6 to Oct. 31. The registration deadline is Aug. 2.

— Audrey Hollenberg-Duffey is coordinator of English-Language Ministry Training Programs at the Brethren Academy for Ministerial Leadership, a partnership of the Church of the Brethren Office of Ministry and Bethany Theological Seminary.


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