General Information

Classes without Quizzes offers seminarians, clergy, and laity the opportunity to explore vital topics that provide relevant and practical information to assist them in their ministries. Workshops will take place on Friday mornings from 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., and refreshments will be provided.

Cost:  $20 per workshop, $50 for any 3 seminars, or $100 for all six seminars. Drew seminarians may attend at not cost, but prior registration is required.
Continuing Education Units:  One CEU is available for the completion of all three Fridays (additional cost of $35); two CEUs are available for completing all six (additional cost of $70).
Location: Seminary Hall, Room 210


Schedule of Presentations for Fall 2014 – Spring 2015:

September 26, 2014
“Cultural Competence and Sensitivity: A Lifelong Learning Engagement”
- Dr. Elias Ortega-Aponte, Assistant Professor of Afro-Latina/o Religions and Cultural Studies
Description of September 26, 2014 Seminar

October 24, 2014
“Dealing with Parishioners (& their Families) Struggling with Mental Illness, Addictions, or Both”
Rev. Dr. Charles McNeil, Retired UM Clergy, Psychotherapist, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, and Adjunct Professor, Drew Theological School
Description of October 24, 2014 Seminar

November 21, 2014
“Beyond Bulletins and Powerpoints: Art and Worship in a Visual Culture”
- Eric Valosin, M.F.A., Multimedia Artist: Coordinator of Fine Art Initiatives, Gravity, Inc.; Fine Arts Instructor, The Collective Art Tank, Asbury Park, NJ
Description of November 21, 2014 Seminar

February 27, 2015
“A Coach Approach to Ministry”
- Dr. Anne Yardley, Certified Life Coac, Retired Associate Academic Dean, Drew Theological School
Sarah Diamant, Administrative Librarian for Special Collections at Jewish Theological Seminary in NYC

Description of February 27, 2015 Seminar

March 20, 2015
“Choosing Happiness: Practicing Positive Psychology in the Church”
- Rev. Dr. Charles McNeil, Retired UM Clergy, Psychotheraphist, Licensed Marriage and FAmily Therapist, and Adjunct Professor

Description for March 28, 2014 Seminar

April 24, 2015
“Intentional Intergenerational Ministry”
- Sherri Shumate, Adjunct Instructor of Christian Education
Description of April 25, 2014 Seminar



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