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36 Madison Ave, Madison, NJ 07940 United States
973-408-3000

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September 2015
$25

Spiritual Leadership Today

September 12 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Retirement–a Life-Stage Ripe for Pastoral Care Rev. Dr. Dan Bottorff How will my life matter in retirement?   Are my primary relationships sufficiently resilient to survive the changes my retirement will bring? What are the inner/personal and the interactive/relational “surprises” of retirement? Retirement poses serious questions for persons nearing, entering, or coping with this time of profound transition. These questions are avoided in the retirement marketplace of financial, housing, recreational, and other “opportunities.”   Where can these essential questions: “Who am I…

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$25

Spiritual Leadership Today

September 25 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Growing Holy Relationships through Small Group Ministry Rev. Beth Caulfield Aiming to aid Christian leaders in starting and jump-starting successful small group ministries, this workshop will offer both lecture and small group participation experience in two phases: Phase I will draw from Anne Streaty Wimberly’s “Story-Linking Model for Engaged Pedagogy” to: —  ​Identify contextual issues/concerns for creating fruitful Small Group Ministry — ​ Explore Jesus’ leadership in Small Group Ministry — ​ Remember Wesleyan roots for Small Group Ministry — ​ Engage in spiritually alert decision-making process for creating/enhancing Small Group Ministry within your own context Phase II…

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October 2015
$25

Spiritual Leadership Today

October 10 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Energy Conservation Training for Faith Communities GreenFaith In an age of tight congregational budgets and global warming, energy management represents a unique combination of good financial and environmental stewardship.  And while there are a number of well-proven, zero and low-cost opportunities for faith communities to tighten their energy use belts without sacrificing comfort, very few congregations put these into practice.  The result?  Faith communities waste hundreds of millions of dollars annually that could be invested in mission and serving the…

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Tipple-Vosburgh Lectures and Theological Alumni Reunion

October 13 @ 2:00 pm - October 14 @ 9:00 pm

In 1885, Drew Theological School alum, Henry Appenzeller, and his wife, Ella, embarked on a mission to introduce Protestant Christianity to Korea. More than a century later, the Korean Methodist Church is one of the major Protestant denominations of Korea, and missionaries from Korea are working around the globe. The 2015 Tipple-Vosburgh lecture series celebrates the 130th anniversary of the Appenzeller’s mission to Korea by bringing experts in the history of the 19th century Christian missionary movement together with scholars of global Christianities and those presently engaged…

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$25

Spiritual Leadership Today

October 30 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

TBD Mark Miller & Tanya Linn Bennett

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November 2015
$25

Spiritual Leadership Today

November 14 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

The Book of Revelation: Empire, Sex, Ecology Dr. Stephen Moore How would the first-century audiences to which Revelation was originally addressed have understood it? Very differently from how most contemporary audiences understand it. Revelation’s original target was the Roman Empire, and Revelation was—and is—anti-imperial resistance literature of the first order. Revelation’s critique of ancient empire may be extended to modern manifestations of empire. But Revelation’s anti-imperial rhetoric has several troubling features. The face of evil is female in Revelation. It…

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December 2015
$25

Spiritual Leadership Today

December 4 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Leveraging Personality Type For Dynamic Religious Leadership Cedric Ashley Imagine a church where the lay and ministerial leadership operate in power by being aware of and using their natural personality preferences? Conversely imagine a church team tasked with building a nativity scene, but they must complete the task by using their non-dominate hand? How much longer would it take? How stressful would the task become? The same principle applies when it comes to understanding our preferred methods of taking in…

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February 2016
$25

Spiritual Leadership Today

February 13, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Topic TBD

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$25

Spiritual Leadership Today

February 26, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

“Good Mourning” Congregations: A Journey Through Loss Together Connie Palmer The losses we experience in life can disconnect, isolate and divide us from life giving connections to God and to one another. This program will be an opportunity to: define loss, grief, mourning and resilience deepen your understanding of the impact of loss dispel misconceptions about grief explore the importance of ritual after a loss learn the companioning model of grief support consider how gender, developmental stage, and culture impact the…

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March 2016
$25

Spiritual Leadership Today

March 5, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Some Antidotes for Nonproductive Guilt, Shame, and Self-Blame Rev. Dr. Charlie McNeil We’ve all experienced these subjective states and know their discomfort, both within our own heads and in our relationships with others. In this class, a positive approach which integrates psychological principles and theological understandings will be offered to deal with this unholy trinity. The experience of any one or all three of these can range from an uncomfortable life-energy depleting episodic annoyance to confining a person in a…

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$25

Spiritual Leadership Today

March 18, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Topic TBD

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April 2016
$25

Spiritual Leadership Today

April 9, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

“Reading the Bible Orally” Dr. Althea Spencer Miller What does it mean when we say that the historical culture of biblical literature was oral? What are our assumptions when we assert that biblical literature was first circulated in oral forms? In this workshop we will explore orality in several ways. We will explore it as performance through drama and movement. Technological experiences of biblical literature through the internet, facebook, Twitter and other platforms will further our thinking on orality. Most…

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$25

Spiritual Leadership Today

April 22, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

The Spirituality of Joy Dr. Angella Son This seminar presents a spirituality of joy by examining the Beatitudes and exploring psychological analysis of joy.  It suggests a new reading of the Beatitudes that joy is the ultimate expression of our relationship to God as Christians.  It also investigates the psychological conception of joy by Heinz Kohut.  The seminar will begin and end with ten minute meditations. About Dr. Son: Angella Son is an Associate Professor of Psychology and Religion at…

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