As a new class of students joins the Doctor of Ministry program, D. Min. alumni, current students and special guests are invited to an ?on-campus? retreat evening at 5 p.m., Sept. 8. Friends and prospective students are welcome as well.
The evening will begin with an informal gathering around 5, followed by a light dinner from 5:30-6:30. At 7 p.m. (until roughly 8:30) we will transition to coffee and dessert as recent D. Min. graduates speak briefly on the lessons and learnings from their D. Min. projects. Come join us in celebrating their accomplishments and perhaps learn new strategies from their efforts. We will then engage in an open conversation about the challenges of ministry in the contemporary world and share efforts that are working in our ministry settings.
Please RSVP to Scott Thumma at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In addition, D. Min. alumni, students and prospective students may be interested in the courses scheduled for the coming two years. These courses are for you and all area clergy.
Fall 2013 5 Tuesdays
Michael Rion – Understanding Moral Blinders: Why Good People Make Bad Decisions
2014 January term 5 day intensive
Larry Peers – Systems Based Planning for Change
Spring 2014 5 Tuesdays
David Roozen – Creating Congregational Vitality
Yehezkel Landau – Skills and Sensitivities for Interfaith Leadership
Summer 2014 5 day intensives
Lucinda Mosher – Understanding and Engaging Religious Diversity
Scott Thumma – Enhancing Congregational Ministry with Social Media (and Other Internet Technologies)
George Cladis – Creating and Sustaining Innovative Faith-based Social Outreach
Michael Piazza – Breaking the Rules – Growing a Mainline Church
Fall 2014 5 Tuesdays
Larry Peers – Adaptive Leadership: Cultivating Personal and Organizational Capacities for Change and Conflict
January 2015 5 day intensive
George Cladis – Collaborative Team Leadership in Religious Organizations
Spring 2015 5 Tuesdays
Yehezkel Landau – Suffering, Theodicy, and Repentance: Interreligious Readings of Job and Jonah
Summer 2015 5 day intensive
Doug Pagitt – Faith in an Emerging World: New possibilities and partnerships for local Churches and Christians in our changing culture
Yehezkel Landau – Building Abrahamic Partnerships
Anthony B. (Tony) Robinson – Choosing Life: Skills and Strategies for Small Membership Churches
Scott Thumma – Eight Days and 100 Ideas How Churches of all sizes can learn from Megachurches (A Travel Seminar)