A VARIETY OF OPPORTUNITIES

“to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for the building up of the body of Christ.” Ephesians 4:12

ENRICHING DISCIPLESHIP
Saturday sessions on a variety of topics given
to enhance our knowledge and skill in living
out our discipleship within the church and
within the world. Fifteen opportunities over
three years for individuals and groups. Complete
all fifteen and receive a Certificate of
Church Leadership.

LICENSED MINISTRY
Designed for persons seeking to be authorized
as a licensed UCC pastor, this program involves
completing ten Friday evening/ Saturday
sessions over two years beyond the basic
enrichment program described above. Working
in cooperation with Association and Conference
Committees of Ministry, additional
requirements may include psychological/
vocational testing, Association/Conference incare
status, spiritual direction and internships
in local ministry setting.

TIME FOR DISCERNMENT
As we continue to discern God’s call in our
lives, it is important to claim time to listen.
Each year a discernment retreat is held to
provide an opportunity for personal reflection,
spiritual direction, and conversations
with others on a similar journey.

COMMISSIONED MINISTRY
Designed for persons seeking to be authorized
as a commissioned minister in a specific area
of ministry, this program involves completing
five Friday evening/Saturday sessions and
five specialized sessions over two year beyond
the basic enrichment program described
above. Working in cooperation with Association
and Conference Committees of Ministry,
additional requirements may include psychological/
vocational testing, Association/
Conference in-care status, spiritual direction.

CONTINUING EDUCATION
Each year an educational event is held to provide
an opportunity for continued growth in
the enrichment of our call to ministry and in
the developing of new ministry skills. This
event is open to alums of the program and
any interested lay persons.