PATHWAYS Theological Education offers a variety of course for continuing education for ordained ministers, chaplains, and those in designated ministry roles. Up-coming courses for continuing education include:
- Singing the Bible (4 weeks for 1.5 CEU’s beginning September 12)
This course offers tips and tools for choosing music for congregational singing and ensembles that enhance the themes and stories of Biblical passages chosen for proclamation. Facilitated by the Rev. Dr. Ruth Shaver, Interim Minister at First Church of Christ Congregational UCC in North Conway, NH (tuition: $129)
- Howard Thurman: Living Wisdom for God’s Justice and Love (4 weeks for 1.5 CEU’s beginning September 12)
An exploration of Thurman’s three “hounds of hell” (fear, hypocrisy/deception and hatred) that track the trails of persons living with their backs against the walls – the disinherited. The Rev. Charmaine Penn Johnson, who studied Race and Religion at Candler Theological Seminary and received the Black Church Studies Prathia Hall Award, will facilitate. (tuition: $129)
- Practicing Our Faith in the Public Square (6 weeks for 4 CEU’s beginning October 3)
Examines the why, how, and direction of faith-based engagement in the political life of our communities and nation. Based on her book, Prophetic Faith: Exploring Social Justice Advocacy as a Congregation, the course is facilitated by the Rev. Dr. Trish Greeves. (tuition: $295)
- For members of UCC COMs and Conference Staff, a special section of Professional Boundaries and Ministerial Self-Care (6 weeks for 4 CEU’s beginning October 3).
Facilitated by the Rev. Vicki Wunsch, Director of Leadership and Development for the Minnesota Conference, this course explores professional ethics for clergy, including the development of an ethical paradigm, state requirements for the mandatory reporting of abuse, relational boundaries, financial management, and social media self-disclosure. This course is free for members of COMs and Conference Staff.
PATHWAYS Theological Education, Inc., is a Progressive Christian learning community seeking to empower transformative leadership for justice and peace within and beyond the church by engaging heart and mind to consider what it means to know, love and serve God in today’s changing world.