Lifelong Learning

Fall MEFs – (10AM hybrid, 6PM Zoom)

  • September 20

    “Contemplatives in Action” with Janeen Adil

    10:00AM hybrid – register here

    6:00PM Zoom only – register here

  • October 18

    “Humility as Spiritual Practice” with Rev. Dr. Nora Foust

    10:00AM hybrid – register here

    6:00PM Zoom only – register here

  • November 15

    “Just War, Just Peace – A 21st Century Discussion” with Rev. Dr. Carrie Call

    10:00AM hybrid – register here

    6:00PM Zoom only – register here

  • January 17

    “Grief and Loss” with Rev. Dr. Joel Hummel

Boundary Training

  • September 20

    “Bi-Vocational Boundaries and Ethics” with Darryl Stephens

    6:00PM via Zoom – register here

  • October

    dates and topics to be announced

  • November 9

    “The Ministerial Code: A Way of Being” with Rev. Dr. Nora Foust

    10:00AM hybrid – register here

    6:00PM Zoom – register here

**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)

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

November Morsels
Morsels November Discussion

October 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