Equipping Small Group Leaders

Stevenson School of Ministry in the Diocese of Central Pennsylvania

A small group leader is not a teacher, but rather holds a sacred space for respectful conversation, shared learnings, and deepening faith. The author of Gather Us In: Leading Transformational Small Groups, Dr. Angela Schaffner, explores how to become an effective leader who guides a group through change to belonging and maturity.  

Reimagining Church (formerly Mission 101)

Niagara School for Missional Leadership

John P. Bowen Are you frustrated by the decline in church attendance and ministry participation at your parish? Perhaps you’re hearing the buzz around terms like missional church, discipleship and fresh expressions, but are baffled about what those mean or how they might relate to your own parish. Maybe you haven’t heard of missional church …
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New Leaf Design Shop for Church Planting

New Leaf Network

VISION We’re passionate about helping men and women start Jesus-centered communities of faith. For the past 10 years, we’ve had the honouring of equipping planters to join God’s mission in the renewal of all things, inviting others into compelling environments of shared life, radical discipleship and courageous mission. The New Leaf Design Shop has been …
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Conversations on Race and Faith: The Sacred Ground Curriculum

Virginia Theological Seminary

Conversations on Race and Faith: The Sacred Ground Curriculum Are you interested in reading, watching and learning about the history of race and racism in America and the impact it has on our world today – and engaging in meaningful conversation about change? Join an online cohort and explore a rich curriculum focused on Indigenous, …
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Faithful Innovation Online Community

Luther Seminary

Over the course of seven months, you and members of your faith community will discover a Spirit-led way forward—past the noise and beyond the walls that separate us. By activating and encouraging curiosity, you can experiment in a place that’s safe enough to ask hard questions and discover answers that empower and sustain. WHAT HAPPENS …
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Spiritual Formation Certificate Program

Pittsburgh Theological Seminary

For almost two decades, this cooperative program with Columbia Theology Seminary (Decatur, Ga.) has offered more than 600 laypersons and pastors the opportunity to enter more deeply into the life of the Spirit. Completion of this challenging program involves participation in an Immersion Experience, six elective courses, a practicum, and a pilgrimage. The Immersion class and electives …
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Graduate Certificate in Missional Leadership

Pittsburgh Theological Seminary

The last 50 years have seen sweeping changes in technology, international travel, communication, and culture that have profoundly impacted how American Christians and their local congregations and parishes engage in God’s mission. In the decades leading up to the 1960s, denominational and mission agency executives conceptualized mission, assessed and prioritized needs, and made most of …
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Master of Arts in Pastoral Studies

Pittsburgh Theological Seminary

The Master of Arts in Pastoral Studies (MAPS) is a flexible graduate-level, two-year degree program that equips women and men for leadership in ministry in congregations and other settings. To complete the program, each student produces a final project related to their ministerial context. The program provides grounding in core disciplines and the ability for …
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