PRE-ANNUAL MEETING AUTHORIZED MINISTERS
CONTINUING EDUCATION INSTITUTE
JUNE 7-8, 2018
CROWN PLAZA HOTEL, SYRACUSE
(Includes Thursday dinner, Friday breakfast & lunch and all Institute Materials. Please make own lodging reservations)
INSTITUTE REGISTRATION CLOSES: MAY 20TH
Institute Course Offerings (choose only one)
“Stuck on Pause?” Live into your best self, Church! - Facilitated by Rev. Dr. Arlen Vernava
Often our churches, as “households of faith,” seem like households stuck on “pause,” feeling they are too little or too fragile to pour goodness into the world. This day-long exploration will engage pastors in considering the household of faith as a “living system.” How can pastors assist congregations to leverage their best selves in service to Christ’s call, while refreshing, renewing, and equipping these households of faith to pour grace and love into the wider world?
Insight and Personal Growth for Ministry - Facilitated by Mr. James Krisher
In ministry, understanding who you are is as important as understanding what you do and caring for yourself while you do it. The morning session of this course will engage participants in the vital work of Cultivating a Healthy Christian Self-love. Through guided prayer and reflection, you will learn the importance of being good and compassionate to yourself. In the afternoon, you will come to understand yourself and others through the use of the Enneagram.
Getting off Book: Preaching from the Heart – Facilitated by Rev. Kaji Dousa
Are you ready to take your preaching to a new level? Do you want to tackle difficult topics in your sermons, yet stay connected to those who are listening? In this course, you will explore the challenges of preparing heart-engaging sermons and discover the wonder of “getting off book” and preaching extemporaneously.
This course will have two online sessions prior to this in-person gathering. These online sessions will prepare you for the in-class work of sermon preparation. Registrants will be notified of the date and time of the online sessions.
Boundary Awareness Refresher Course - Facilitated by: Ms. Penny Cannon
If you are in need of the Boundary Awareness Refresher Course to maintain your ministerial standing, here is your opportunity to fulfill this requirement.