‘Priesthood of All Believers’ series heads up fall continuing education events from SVMC

Heading up this fall’s continuing education events offered by the Susquehanna Valley Ministry Center (SVMC) is a three-part series on the “Priesthood of All Believers” taught by Denise Kettering-Lane of the Bethany Theological Seminary faculty.

The three-part Zoom series is offered on Mondays–Sept. 11, 18, and 25–from 7 to 8:30 p.m. (Eastern time). Nancy Sollenberger Heishman, director of the Church of the Brethren’s Office of Ministry, has arranged for Spanish translation to be made available.

Said an announcement: “Have you ever heard the phrase ‘priesthood of all believers’ or seen the phrase ‘Ministers: All members of the congregation’ in a bulletin and wondered what it meant? We will spend three sessions unpacking the theological, historical, and practical implications of the priesthood of all believers and discuss its relevance for participants’ current ministry settings. Registration is free but required. Donations are welcome. Continuing education units (0.15) are available for $10 per session.

Find out more and register at http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=adn4trzab&oeidk=a07ejuooj13198a492f.

Also offered by SVMC this fall:

“Neurocognitive Disorders: Supporting Parishioners” led by Kimberly Korge on Tuesday, Sept. 12, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Cross Keys Village in Pennsylvania. Understand what dementia is and how it differs from Alzheimer’s disease; discuss tips to manage difficult situations and conversations with parishioners; describe the significance of trauma and how it might present in those living with a neurocognitive disorder; identify strategies to support parishioners impacted by trauma. Cost: $60 for .5 CEUs; $50 for no CEUs. Includes lunch. No Zoom option. Go to http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=adn4trzab&oeidk=a07ejlbixgu367b0be3.

“Choose Life: Deuteronomy’s Message for Today” taught by Steve Schweitzer on Tuesday, Oct. 10, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Juniata College in Huntingdon, Pa. The book of Deuteronomy is a central text containing key themes that shape the Old Testament and its relationship to the New. In this study, we will explore the historical, literary, and theological contexts for understanding the message and content of Deuteronomy. Cost: $60 for .55 CEUs; $50 for no CEUs. Includes lunch. Zoom option: $40 for .55 CEUs or $30 for no CEUs. Go to http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=adn4trzab&oeidk=a07ejqf6vpp6a5f52cb.

“Walter Brueggemann’s Prophetic Imagination: Reviewed, Recovered, and Restored” led by Conrad Kanagy on Thursday, Nov. 2, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Elizabethtown (Pa.) College. In this seminar, we’ll begin by addressing current challenges facing the church, its leaders, and its mission. We will then review the theological contributions of Walter Brueggemann to these challenges over the past five decades. We will consider how the recovery of these contributions may lead to a church that finds itself newly restored and reoriented. Cost: $60 for .5 CEUs; $50 for no CEUs. Includes lunch. No Zoom option. Go to http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=adn4trzab&oeidk=a07ejqf6vsicebfb0f1.

Contact the Susquehanna Valley Ministry Center by email at SVMC@SvmcCob.org or by phone at 717-361-1450.


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