Information about a variety of options for continuing education is below. Check back frequently for updates!
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- Healthy Families Webinar Series, Aug 2, 2016-Feb 7, 2017
- Sponsored by UMC Discipleship, COSROW, Center for Health and WesPath. Webinars include: Five dimensions of health, nurturing active families, tackling challenges of clergy families, setting healthy financial goals and more.
- Willow Creek’s Global Leadership Summit - August 11-12
- Multiple host sites across the conference!
- School of Congregational Development: Into the Deep, Evanston, IL - August 17-20
- Sponsored by Discipleship Ministries, Global Ministries and Path 1. With Bishop Sally Dyck, Leonard Sweet, Chip Freed and others
- Global United Methodist Clergywomen Gathering, Houston, TX - August 29-31
- Theme is ONE: Birthing a Worldwide Church
- Women’s Spirituality Retreat - September 23-25
- Discovering an Oasis on Your Journey with Becky Pomeroy, Olmsted Manor
- LEADership Institute 2016 - September 29-30
- The UM Church of the Resurrection with Adam Hamilton, Haydn Shaw, Barb Roose, Sue Nilson Kibbery, Dan Entwistle and Debi Nixon
- Families at the Center of Faith Formation- September 29-October 1
- With Leif Kehrwald, Gene Roehlkepartain, Jolene Roehlkepartain and John Roberto
- Spiritual Victory in your Life - Sep 30 - Oct 2
- Home and Church at Jumonville with Dr. Aaron Brown and Don and Kathy Hershman
- Live 2 Lead, Simulcast in multiple locations (Johnstown, Cranberry Twp, Uniontown, Erie) - October 7
- With John C. Maxwell, Simon Sinek, Liz Wiseman and Dan Cathy
- Nurturing Appalachia: Heart & Soul, Bolivar, PA- Oct 12-14
- with Dr. Scott and Rev. Jenny Williams and Bishop Sandra Steiner-Ball
- The Upper Room Five Day Academy for Spiritual Formation, Laurelville - Oct 23-28
- For Lay and clergy persons of all denominations who hunger for spiritual growth
- Clergy Benefits Academy, Branson, Missouri - October 23-26
- Sponsored by the General Board of Pension and Health Benefits
- Revitup!, Lake Buena Vista, FL - November 7-9
- For young clergy, Sponsored by the General Board of Pension and Health Benefits
- Albright-Deering Lecture and UMC Clergy Workshop, Pittsburgh Seminary- Mar 23 -2017
- With Paul Chilcote
- On the Trail of Martin Luther, Germany- Apr 19-30
- With WPAUMC Volunteers in Mission
- Spring Women’s Retreat, Olmsted Manor- Apr 23-25
- With Sue Duffield
- Thrive: Ministry on the Edge, Doubletree in Greentree- Apr 30-May 2
- With Sara Miles, Jane Ellen Nickell, Dr. Kevass Harding and more
- Pastors’ Academy, Olmsted Manor- May
- Check back for more information
- Second Annual Pre-Annual Conference Event, Grove City College- June 7
- Look for more details as Conference approaches!
- The books compiled here have been suggested by members of our Conference Staff. They are intended as a resource, and will be updated with fresh suggestions periodically throughout the year. Enjoy! And feel free to share your insights! We learn best together.
Do you wish you had the opportunity to discuss what you’ve read with colleagues? Consider joining a book study group. Several have expressed a willingness to have new members. Here are a few options.
- First Monday of the month, September-May at First UMC, Shadyside.
- Mostly (but not all) retired clergy. Contact, Brian Bauknight
- Fourth Thursday of the month (usually), in the morning, at Bethany in Latrobe.
- Contact, Jonathan Fehl
- First and Third Wednesdays of the month - Sep-May, 10:30a-12p, at Baldwin Community UMC.
- Contact, Dale Reese
- Almost Holy Club. Third Monday of the month, 10a-12p, Monroeville UMC
- Contact, Kelly Smith.
- Looking for a growth opportunity without the need to travel, and with flexibility of time? These sites offer leadership videos and online courses, many even offer CEU credit.
- UMC Cyber Campus
- Be A Disciple
Are you aware of an opportunity that isn't listed here?
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email Susan Moudry