The Susquehanna Valley Ministry Center is offering a robust schedule of continuing education for clergy and interested laity in 2024. Ranging from “Christian ID in the Age of AI,” “Worship Models,” “Grief Literacy,” “Suicide and Your Congregation,” “Luke and Acts,” “Autism and the Church,” to “Why Leadership Matters,” everyone will find a topic of interest.
As part of Bethany Theological Seminary’s initiative to “Build Bridges Across Ideological Divides,” the Brethren Academy for Ministerial Leadership is offering a series of TRIM-level courses to help clergy recognize and meaningfully address division in their congregations and communities. First up is “Polarization as an Opportunity for Ministry,” a course with Russell Haitch, professor of Theology and Human Science at Bethany.
The Brethren Academy for Ministerial Leadership will offer this online course, “Cultivating an Everyday Faith,” from April 17 to June 11, 2024. Joan Daggett, ordained minister and executive director of the Brethren and Mennonite Heritage Center, will be the instructor. The deadline to register is March 13, 2024.
New Strength for the Journey cohorts are forming for 2024, with different themes but the same format: monthly, virtual gatherings supported by funds for resources and a skilled convener to help hold sacred space for each group of ministers.
Two upcoming courses scheduled for early 2024 are being highlighted by the Brethren Academy for Ministerial Leadership, a collaboration of the Church of the Brethren and Bethany Theological Seminary. The courses may be taken for course credit, continuing education, or personal enrichment:
“Join us for this informational and instructive seminar!” said an invitation to the Clergy Tax Seminar 2024 sponsored by the Brethren Academy for Ministerial Leadership, the Church of the Brethren Office of Ministry, and Bethany Theological Seminary.
New “Strength for the Journey” pastor cohorts are forming now, with plans to begin meeting in January 2024. Applications are available at https://bethanyseminary.edu/brethren-academy/strength-for-the-journey and will be accepted through Oct. 31.
Join us Sept. 17 through Oct. 28 for a six-week, self-paced online course for Church of the Brethren clergy, lay leaders, health professionals, and social workers.
The Brethren Academy for Ministerial Leadership is offering a timely and important course titled “Defining Set-Apart Ministry within the Multivocational Reality.”
Aida L. Sánchez has resigned from her position as coordinator of Spanish-Language Ministry Training Programs effective May 26. Sánchez began her work with the Brethren Academy for Ministerial Leadership, a collaboration of the Church of the Brethren’s Office of Ministry and Bethany Theological Seminary, in March 2020.