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Courses and Events

Don't miss these upcoming educational opportunities! Browse through this chronological listing of both on campus and online offerings. Find what is right for you.

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2014

September 9 - November, 1 2014: Accepting Applications for The 2015 Certificate in Theology and Ministry

For more information, please click here.

October 13-17, 2014: The Art of Transitional and Interim Ministry - Weeks One and Two

Congregations inevitably go through transitions – both in their ministry and their leadership. When this moment come afoot, it is important for congregations to face these transitions intentionally. This conference seeks to train ministers called to lead congregations in times of transition with the skills necessary to address the systemic, theological, ethical, and pastoral challenges of this season in a congregation’s life. Ministers of all Christian traditions are welcome and encouraged to participate in this ecumenical offering. The pedagogical framework of this program comes from the Interim Ministry Educational Consortium. For more information and to register, please click here.

October 18, 2014: Equipping the Saints - Nuts and Bolts

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED. PLEASE CHECK BACK FOR INFORMATION ABOUT THE EQUIPPING THE SAINTS PROGRAM ON JANUARY 10, 2015. Congregations choose leaders to provide leadership to its mission. Some of these leaders are elected for a particular task, essential for the relevant ministry an order of the community of faith. Together with the PCUSA presbyteries of Elizabeth, New Brunswick and Monmouth, and with Johnsonburg Presbyterian Center, Princeton Seminary’s Continuing Education offers a day-long space for learning and fellowship specifically for ruling elders, deacons, teaching elders, stated clerks, and youth ministry leaders. For more information and to register, please click here.

October 16, 2014: Herencia Symposium

The Herencia Symposium is a day-long gathering of church and community leaders on the thought, ministry and social contributions of Latin Americans and Latina/os to the American Church and Global Christianity. The symposium provides a framework to consider the opportunities and challenges that religious communities of Latin American ancestry pose to Christian ministry and thought. This program is a collaborative effort of Princeton Seminary’s Association of Latina/os Seminarians, Continuing Education, and the Office of Multicultural Relations, the Hispanic Theological Initiative, and Princeton Seminary alumni and friends. For more information and to register, please click here.

October 27-29, 2014: The Capstone Retreat

This retreat is for those enrolled in and completing the Certificate in Youth and Theology. To learn about this Certificate program, please click here.

November 5-7, 2014: Finishing with Vitality - A Seminar for Pastors

This seminar is for pastors who anticipate retiring from a congregation in one to five years. Participants will develop and implement a transition plan as he/she concludes their ministry. For more information, please click here.

November 13-15, 2014: The Abundant Life: Empowering Youth as Agents of Change

The Abundant Life brings youth ministers together with leading philanthropic thinkers -- people who want to support youth with practical resources and relationships that empower them to be real agents of change in their communities. Participants will engage these leaders and one another around these issues as they discover resources and ways of helping young people become agents of change in their communities and in the world. For more information and to register, please click here.

2015

January 10, 2015: Leadership Training Day

Equipping the Saints is a day of workshops, worship, resources and fellowship planned especially to support and equip church members in their ministries. This day is for new and ongoing church officers, pastors, worship leaders, educators, and any interested others. Equipping the Saints is a cooperative effort of the educational ministries of Elizabeth, Monmouth and New Brunswick Presbyteries. Workshops are led - almost exclusively - by volunteers. This program is free and open to the public. Details and registration will be available in early December. For more information click here.

January 24, 2015: Celebration for the 2014 Certificate in Theology and Ministry

Those who completed the 2014 Certificate in Theology and Ministry are invited to the campus for a celebration with lunch and worship. This is a wonderful conclusion to the online Certificate program. Details and registration information will be sent directly to those enrolled in the 2014 program

February 5-7, 2015: Princeton Conference on Multicultural Ministry

For more information, please check again soon.

March 9-13, 2015: The Art of Transitional and Interim Ministry - Weeks One and Two

Congregations inevitably go through transitions – both in their ministry and their leadership. When this happens, it is important for congregations to face these transitions intentionally. This conference seeks to train ministers called to lead congregations in times of transition with the skills necessary to address the systemic, theological, ethical, and pastoral challenges of this season in a congregation’s life. Ministers of all Christian traditions are welcome and encouraged to participate in this ecumenical offering. The pedagogical framework of this program comes from the Interim Ministry Educational Consortium

April 10 & 11, 2015: Racial and Ethnic Convocation

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April 22, 2015: From Inspiration to Illumination: An Introduction to the Saint Johns Bible

The Saint John’s Bible is the first handwritten, illuminated Bible commissioned by a Benedictine Abbey in over 500 years. Its hand written lettering and stunning artworks truly present the Word of God in an engaging and inspirational way. Discover the beauty and splendor of The Saint John’s Bible at a captivating and lively presentation that shares the story behind this once in a millennium undertaking and showcases some of the many artworks in this world-renowned project. Tim Ternes, Director of The Saint John’s Bible at the Hill Museum & Manuscript Library, will lead this presentation followed by a reception. Prints of the Saint John's Bible will be on display in The Erdman Art Gallery from April 6, 2015 - May 8, 2015.

April 22-24, 2015: Seeing the Word: A Retreat with Saint John's Bible

Details and Registration coming soon.

April 28 - May 1, 2015: The Princeton Forum on Youth Ministry

The Princeton Forum on Youth Ministry is an uncommon blend of theological and practical exploration of ministry with young people. At the Forum you will find leading theologians, youth ministry veterans, engaging preachers, and innovative church leaders, all offering their gifts to strengthen the Church’s ministry with young people. More information is available here.

May 1-3, 2015: The Certificate in Youth and Theology Opening Retreat

The Certificate Retreat is the first event of the Certificate in Youth and Theology program. Only those who have been admitted to the program may enroll. The retreat seeks to offer a whole-person approach to initiation into the certificate program. The retreat will introduce participants to a practical theological approach to youth ministry and nurture the peer-to-peer relationships necessary for developing a cohesive cohort that will support participants through the program. For more information, please check again soon.

May 12-15, 2015: Transition into 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. It is intended for P.T.S. graduating seniors. Topics covered include financial matters (personal and congregational), worship leadership, interviewing, the pastor as contextual theologian, and more. Details will be posted in January 2015.

May 12-15, 2015: Urban Ministry Conference

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June 9 - 12, 2015: The Frederick Buechner Writer's Workshop at Princeton Seminary

Offered in partnership with the Frederick Buechner Center, The Frederick Buechner Writer's Workshop at Princeton Seminary will encourage, educate, and inspire writers to communicate their Christian faith with clarity and power in the tradition of Frederick Buechner. In plenary sessions and workshops with renowned authors, editors, agents, and theological faculty, participants will be challenged to not only strengthen their writing but to engage in it as spiritual practice. Details and registration will be available in the fall of 2014.

June 28 - July 2, 2015: Hispanic Theological Initiative (HTI) Summer Workshop

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July 11 -18, 2015 : Annual Black Theology and Leadership Institute (BTLI)

The Black Theology and Leadership Institute is a weeklong intensive continuing education event for clergy and laity for training, worship, and fellowship. The institute is designed for clergy and lay leaders who would like to deepen their thinking and preaching by learning from preeminent scholars of theology and religion. All are urged to apply, including those who may not have formal theological training. The Institute is limited to 50 fellows. For more information, please check again soon..

July 19 -24, 2015 : Joe R. Engle Institute of Preaching

The Engle Institute of Preaching is for pastors in their first three to seven years of ministry seeking to nurture and strengthen their preaching vocation in the company of colleagues. The program is designed for those who preach, ideally weekly, whether in city, suburb, small town, rural community, or other specialized ministries. Engle Fellows and faculty gather for the week to participate together in the hospitality of the seminar room, the dinner table, and the chapel pew. Engle Fellows reconnect vocationally with friends as they practice the craft of preaching in the company of colleagues. The Engle Institute is a weeklong continuing education event that was envisioned and made possible by the dream and generosity of Joe R. Engle, a member of the First Presbyterian Church in New York City.

More information is available here. http://ptsem.edu/engle/