Two significant distance-learning opportunities
are available to you this winter, January 4-March 12
Preston Yoder, Caring for the Congregation
Mark Miller, Leader Self Care
Training in Ministry classes are designed to equip people to more effectively minister in the home, church, neighborhood, and work environments. All classes are delivered online with state-of-the-art learning methods.
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Leader Self-Care facilitates a healthy ministry by setting and maintaining boundaries, working with a Pastor Congregation Relations Committee, creating a ministry/family balance, and other activities. Mark Miller is a pastor with CMC and a long-time pastor.
In our current situation, this class is quite relevant. Wheaton University recently posted a resource for leaders where it says, “to care for others well during this season of COVID-19 will require us to learn how to care for ourselves at the same time” (https://www.wheaton.edu/media/humanitarian-disaster-institute/tip-sheets/Final-pastor-self-care-during-COVID-19.pdf). Also note the leader resources at https://lmcchurches.org/pastoral-resource/.
Caring for the Congregation helps leaders develop fundamental skills of caring for people who are hurt and/or seeking guidance through life stages. Preston Yoder is a CMC with many years of experience as a pastor and congregational leader. With so much nromal activty disrupted, The Deacon’s Bench says, “From cleaning to social distancing, children’s ministry to pastoral health, there are many considerations for the care and safety of your people.” This course provides practical, relevant, and timely guidance and support to congregational leaders.
Training in Ministry, or TiM, developed through a collaboration of Rosedale Bible College, CMC, and LMC. The program includes a total of 16 courses organized in five tracks.
Each 10-week course earns three credits and costs $900.
The Winter session runs from January 4-March 12, 2021.
LMC students are eligible for scholarships.
https://lmcchurches.org/resources/downloadable-resources/, Select Finances and Grants.
Students who complete three courses in a track
will be invited to attend a free course (3-credits)
in a retreat format at Rosedale Bible College in August of 2021.
As you consider this option for yourself, consider others in your congregation who might similarly benefit, pass on this information, and encourage their participation.
For more details contact Brinton Rutherford, LMC (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Steve Swartz, CMC (email@example.com).