New York Conference UCC

2018 Continuing Education Institute - Lay Course



Lay Course

JUNE 7-8, 2018


COST: $75.00

(Includes Thursday dinner, Friday breakfast & lunch and all Institute Materials.  Please make own lodging reservations)


For the first time, the New York Conference is offering a Pre-Annual Meeting Continuing Education Course for Lay People. The course will be held on June 7, 2018 beginning at 10 am. All participants who complete this course will receive one Learning Event credit from the New York School of Ministry (NYSOM).

Lay Course Offering:

Why Paul Matters:  The Creative Genius of the Apostle to the Gentiles Presented by Rev. Dr. J. Mark Lawson

Because Paul’s letters have been canonized as Scripture, his words have traditionally been given authority equal to the teachings of Christ. On the other hand, since the mid-20th century, Paul has frequently been accused of distorting the original teaching of Christ and laying the groundwork for Christian anti-Semitism, sexism, racism, and homophobia. Contending that the Apostle has been misunderstood and misappropriated by both critics and admirers, Dr. Lawson will place Paul in his religious, cultural, and political context and help participants appreciate how his developing theology ensured that the “Way” begun by Jesus would grow into a world religion. 

Lay participants are invited to join the authorized ministers on Friday morning (June 8) for conversation with keynote speaker Rev. Emily Heath.

Registration Information:

If you have never registered online for NY School of Ministry course or a NY Conference event, you will be asked to create an account. After you create that account, please log out and then go back to the link to register. We wish that the software could handle both the creation of an account and the actual registration, but it can't. 

In addition, as part of the registration procedure, you'll be asked for your birth date. You do not need to include it, but know that a birth date is one of the ways our database avoids duplicate accounts, so if you're willing to share it, it will help us out greatly (and save us the time of merging duplicate accounts).

Finally, if you don't receive an email confirmation of your registration, then you didn't actually register. If that's the case, please email Rev. Leigh McCaffrey at

6/7/2018 10:00 AM - 6/8/2018 12:00 PM
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