Church of the Brethren agencies and partners offer classes and events throughout the year that qualify for continuing education units (CEUs) for clergy. Most of these events are also open to laypersons for personal enrichment. Some are offered online, while others are held onsite.
A page has been created on Bethany Theological Seminary’s website to provide easy access to opportunities offered by the different agencies and partnerships. To see what is available, please go to bethanyseminary.edu/events-resources/continuing-education-opportunities/.
Teaching Online Courses that Engage And Inspire, May 22, 2021
Leaders: Dan Ulrich and Karla Fribley
This day-long workshop will help instructors get off to a good start in designing and teaching their first online courses. More experienced online instructors may also find it worthwhile. Participants will learn to use essential features of Moodle and pedagogical strategies.
To request a registration form, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Registration deadline is May 4
The Church in 1 Corinthians: Challenges for Today
Pre-Annual Conference Continuing Education VIRTUAL Event, June 29 & 30, 2021
This continuing education event will be led by Dr. Michael J. Gorman. Dr. Gorman is a New Testament scholar who specializes in the letters, theology, and spirituality of the apostle Paul. His additional specialties are the book of Revelation, theological and missional interpretation of Scripture, the gospel of John, and early Christian ethics. In addition, he has a strong interest in the relationship between church and culture.
Dr. Gorman is the author of nearly twenty books and more than sixty articles on Biblical interpretation and on ethics. Among his books are several on Paul: Cruciformity: Paul’s Narrative Spirituality of the Cross (2001); Apostle of the Crucified Lord: A Theological Introduction to Paul and His Letters (2004; 2nd edition, 2017); Reading Paul (2008); Inhabiting the Cruciform God: Kenosis, Justification, and Theosis in Paul’s Narrative Soteriology (2009); Becoming the Gospel: Paul, Participation, and Mission (2015); and Participating in Christ: Explorations in Paul’s Theology and Spirituality (2019). He is also working on a brief commentary on Romans.
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Kingdom Building in Worship, Saturday, October 30, 2021
(This event is currently planned to be held in person at Stone Church of the Brethren, Huntingdon, PA).
Leaders: Cindy Laprade Lattimer, Marty Keeney, and Loren Rhodes.
Sundays are relentless. Worship happens every…single…week. It is a spiritual, cognitive, emotional, and sensory experience. But without careful planning, worship can easily become stale, unimaginative, and bland. This seminar is designed for anyone who has a role in planning worship: pastors, music leaders, lay ministers. We will use both presentations and workshop components to support attendees in developing a process for planning worship that is meaningful, Christ-centered, cohesive, thoughtful, and sensitive.
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The Ministry of Jesus, Ubuntu and Cultural Competency for These Times,
Part 1: May 4 and Part 2: May 11, 2021
Leader: LaDonna Sanders Nkosi
This course explores biblical examples, the ministry of Jesus, and current texts to provide helpful skill building in increasing our cultural competency, respectful multicultural engagement practices, and beloved community building.
Please check the Ventures website for more information about CEU credit or to register for their upcoming season of webinars:
Ventures in Christian Discipleship.