- When & Where
When: Monday-Thursday, June 4-7, 2012
Where: Calvin Theological Seminary, Room 105
3233 Burton Street SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49546
- Duane Kelderman, Adjunct Professor, Calvin College and Partner, Venture International LLCKathy Smith, Associate Director, Calvin Institute of Christian Worship; Director of Continuing Education, Calvin Theological Seminary
Pastor: The Theology and Practice of Ordained Ministry by William Willimon (Nashville:Abingdon Press, 2002) ISBN: 0687045320
The Leader's Journey: Accepting the Call to Personal and Congregational Transformation by Jim Herrington, R. Robert Creech, Trisha Taylor (San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2003) ISBN: 078796266X
9 a.m. - 4 p.m., Monday-Wednesday (one hour for lunch, lunch is provided)
9 a.m. - 12 p.m., Thursday
(one hour for lunch, lunch is provided)
The cost to participate is $75 (USD)
(lunches and refreshments included)
This seminar in “The Theology and Practice of Pastoral Ministry” is supported by the Sustaining Pastoral Excellence (SPE) program of the CRCNA. One of the core values of SPE is that strong pastoral identity is the key to sustaining pastoral excellence and being effective leaders in the church.
In this seminar, we will:
- Study the theology and practice of pastoral ministry with a view to creatively and critically engaging changing views of the church and its ministry in our contemporary culture.
- Integrate this theological understanding of pastoral ministry with the basic practices of congregational leadership.
- Review case studies on leadership issues and gain tools for effective leadership, using William Willimon’s book Pastor: The Theology and Practice of Ordained Ministry, and Herrington, Creech & Taylor’s The Leader’s Journey: Accepting the Call to Personal and Congregational Transformation.
As a young pastor, I need much wisdom. This course affirmed many of my inclinations and also challenged many of my assumptions. I leave this week with a framework with which to see myself and the congregation, plus golden nuggets of wisdom to sustain me. –Course participant Jana VanderLaan
Your members should know that you will return from this class poised and ready to pursue the kind of leadership that will serve God and them best–neither as their CEO nor as their spiritual “hired hand.” They will have on their hands a pastor who will help them narrow the gap between stated goals and current condition– with greater skill and a keener sense of what real ministry is. –Course Participant David Den Haan
Group Picture of Sustaining Pastoral Excellence (SPE) Participants, June 2011
Please visit the main Continuing Education page for more info about other opportunities.