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Transition in to Ministry

This course focuses on knowledge and skills that are critical in moving from the Seminary to a first call in pastoral ministry and leadership in a congregation. The participant will begin to learn how to become a contextual theologian in ministry. The course will highlight three major elements, each of which will be considered in theological perspective: Starting Strong; Leading Change and Managing Conflict; and Spiritual Formation and Self-Care. This course assumes a firm theological understanding as well as practical skills in preaching, teaching and pastoral care. 

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 The Transition into Ministry course is led by our own faculty, with past experience in denominational transition into ministry programs, and the Presbytery Leader of the Presbytery of Genesee Valley.