Lifelong Learning

Morsels of Excellence

This is our first VLOG series and we hope it will be meaningful for you! These Morsels are intended to enhance and inform ministry in your local church. Each month (by the 15th), we will post a short video and discussion questions for your leadership team to engage each month.

We urge you to take the time to view these videos as a group. All are 5 minutes or less and are designed to begin a conversation and a learning journey to enhance your ministry.

After viewing the videos, please spend 5 minutes or so with one or two of the discussion questions that follow. Engage the questions for growth. Each video will include a scripture passage, read it and read it again. Ask questions. Grow spiritually.

Your ministry will be enhanced.

There is a feedback form included with the discussion questions each month and we would love to hear from you! How did these morsels feed your soul and nourish your ministry?

Evaluation for Morsels

September Morsels: Constitution & Bylaws
Morsels October Discussion

September Morsels: Constitution & Bylaws
Morsels September Discussion

August Morsels: Narrative Budget
Morsels August Discussion

July Morsels: Church Conflict
Discussion Questions

June Morsels: General Synod
General Synod Web Site

May Morsels – Hospitality
May Discussion Questions

April Morsels – Your Church’s Mission and Vision
April Discussion Questions

Rules of the Road

FEBRUARY: Social Media

JANUARY: A Sure Foundation: resources for the relationships between pastors and congregations


Please save the following dates. Details to follow…

  • September 18, 2019
  • October 16, 2019
  • November 20, 2019

All forums are for clergy. They will be held at

St. Thomas UCC – 6490 Linglestown Road – Harrisburg, PA 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Light refreshments will be served.

Boundary Training

2019 Schedule

Click on title or name to rsvp or register


  • February 20: 9am A Just Ministry @ York Ministerium (Mt. Zion, York) RSVP to Ron


  • March 7: 1pm MEF Pastoring all in Divisive Times with Dr. Greg Carey (St. Thomas, Harrisburg)
  • March 11: 9am A Just Ministry @ Mercersburg Ministerium (First Carlisle) RSVP to Bruce
  • March 19: 9am A Just Ministry @ Central Ministerium (St. John’s, Lewisburg) RSVP to Amelia
  • March 19: 6:30pm Bi-Vocational Ministry and Overlapping Relationships (St. John’s, Lewisburg) RSVP to Amelia





  • October 16: 9:30 AM A Just Ministry – Kindred Place (Harrisburg Ministerium) RSVP to Richard


**All clergy must accumulate 6 distinct hours every 3 years!**

Child Abuse History Clearances:

The state of Pennsylvania requires that volunteers and employees undergo background checks. Here are the three background checks they require:

  • Department of Human Services Child Abuse History Clearance
  • Pennsylvania State Police Request for Criminal Records Check
  • Federal Criminal History Record Information (CHRI)