By Rev. Kathy Morse
Continuing Education for Clergy Online
Some clergy are finding that their plans for continuing education this year have been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, several programs are offering online options free or at a reduced cost.
For example, the annual Festival of Homiletics has moved online this year with free access to every session and speaker. You can register on their website. Pendle Hill has a wide variety of greatly reduced online classes, lectures, and series. For more information go to https://pendlehill.org/. Other online options may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org and will be listed on the Board of Ordained Ministry page of the PNW website.
I also wanted to share a reminder that all persons under appointment need to complete boundary training for the quadrennium that ends this June. The online option through the Lewis Center is still available for $25 (the conference pays the other half of the course fee). Click here to enroll in the basic course, Understanding Clergy Sexual Ethics, or click here to enroll in the advanced course, Maintaining Boundaries in a Digital Age.
Rev. Kathy Morse, DMin., chairs the Formation Committee for the PNW Conference Board of Ordained Ministry. She is also Outreach Minister at Renton United Methodist Church.
How might one access the “group code” for the Lewis Center training?
I’d encourage you to reach out to Stephanie and Kathy for the answer to that.