[From Steve Simmons, Office of Continuing Education]
Please note that, although CROSSROADS is primarily designed for active lay people, church staff members, pastors, licensed lay pastors and church planters have taken courses and are certainly encouraged to participate. Also, although these courses do not carry academic credit, they do require the completion of class assignments, are almost two-thirds the length of a regular graduate-level course (at a fraction of the cost), and are taught by highly qualified instructors. An information session on the program will be offered at the seminary on Saturday, August 20, from 10:00 a.m. to noon; if you have questions about this or any other aspect of the program, please contact the director, Jill Peters, at email@example.com; and for more detailed information on CROSSROADS courses, please consult our website at http://seminary.moravian.edu/conted/crossroads.html.
(Courses are $200 each)
Saturdays, 9/10: 9am–3pm this date only.
9am–noon: 9/17, 24, 10/1, 15, 22, 29
Discern your call and discover your gifts with an introduction to biblical interpretation, research and writing skills. If possible take this course first.
Road Hazards (Congregational Ethics)
Thursdays, Sept 8, 15, 22, 29, Oct 13, 20, 27, Nov 3 9am–noon
A practical introduction to congregational ethics focusing on some of those hazards. Through the use of case studies, financial indiscretions, interpersonal relationships, child sexual abuse, power struggles and other issues will be explored.
Faith Journeys of the Old Testament
Mondays, Sept 12, 19, 26; Oct 3, 10 , 17, 24, 31 6–9pm
Trace the faith development of biblical characters. As we look at their journeys, both actual and spiritual, we can apply their stories to our lives.
Unpacking the Scriptures II—Teaching
Thursdays, Sept 8–Oct 27 6–9pm
Seeing church as a learning environment, explore what we wish to teach, what we do teach, across generations and through various media, as well as understanding learning styles and age appropriate teaching.
9am–noon: Saturdays, Oct 22, 29, Nov 5 & 19
6–9pm: Thursdays Nov 10, 17 & Dec 1 & 8
A lay approach to understanding pastoral care. Lecturers will present on their topics of expertise including Spirituality and the Care Giving Relationship, Community Resources, Ministry with Older Adults, Death & Dying, Homelessness, and Poverty and the Mental Health Population. ________________________________________________________________________
Words and Whispers of God: A Spiritual Formation Workshop
Saturday, December 3 • $30 (Lunch included)
Come and explore how we use words to speak of God and how God may use those same words to speak to us. Through written words, by our own hand, we may read the whispers of God. No previous experience is necessary. If you can write a grocery list, you are qualified for this workshop.