Register Now! "All in a System" with Rev. Dr. Lynn Acquafondata continues through June 26, 2016

Join clergy, lay-leaders, community organizers and counselors for a unique, interactive and hands-on learning experience this Spring at Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School. The Rev. Dr. Lynn Acquafondata will teach the theory of family, congregational and community systems, while providing tools for managing conflict and anxiety.“ All in a System” will take place in monthly half-day classes and monthly online classes. The course began May 2, 2016 and continues through June 26, 2016.

Click here to view the flyer: Systems Course Flyer May 2016_final

For more information, please contact Rachel McGuire, Director of Learning Communities and Online Programs at (585) 340-9596 or email rmcguire@crcds.edu.

 

 

 

 

 

 

CRCDS Announces engaging new June course: "Theology, Suffering, and Medical Practice"

Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School Professor David Y. Kim and Dr. Jessica C. Shand, Assistant Professor of Pediatric Oncology at the University of Rochester Medical School and current CRCDS student, will present a challenging and engaging new course this June, entitled, “Theology, Suffering, and Medical Practice.”

 This interdisciplinary course employs the tools of theology, ethics, social medicine and medical anthropology to promote understanding of the different ways that religious faith and medicine relate to one another.  This course will deepen the knowledge and sensitivity of medical practitioners and students, assisting them in the care of patients and their own professional development. The course will especially focus on the themes of pain and suffering, death and dying, theodicy, healing, spirituality and its cultural manifestations, ethnic perspectives, and ethical questions that bridge between medicine and faith.

Dates and Time:  June 1-3 and 6-7, 8:30 AM to 4:40 PM each day

Cost: $1795 for 3 master's-level credits
Audit Cost: $300 ($150 for alumni/ae and clergy)
Lunch Fee: $50 covers lunch each day class meets

Apply Here

Please contact admissions at admissions@crcds.edu or call (585) 340-9500 for more information. Enrollment is limited.

 

 

 

 

 

A message of hope and renewal from Dr. Marvin A. McMickle

CRCDS President Dr. Marvin A. McMickle recently shared his thoughts about the coming of Spring and the opportunity it presents for renewal and hope for our country. His Unite Rochester blog, "Learning a Lesson from Spring Time", was published in the Rochester, NY Democrat and Chronicle on April 1, 2016 and appeared in print in the April 10 edition.

Read his piece here:

http://www.democratandchronicle.com/story/news/local/blogs/unite/2016/04/01/learning-a-lesson-from-springtime/82535890/

"What Does it Mean to Make America Great Again?" by Dr. Marvin A. McMickle

In a Unite Rochester blog post published in the Rochester, NY Democrat and Chronicle on March 1, 2016, CRCDS President Dr. Marvin A. McMickle asks, "Over and over again in the last few months, groups of Americans have been energized by the phrase 'Make America Great Again.' This term begs the question of when in its past America had been great, what happened to cause America to lose that greatness it had at that time, and what America will look like when it becomes great again?"

Read and comment on Dr. McMickle's full post here: http://blogs.democratandchronicle.com/unite/2016/03/01/what-does-it-mean-to-make-america-great-again/

Ministry website "Church Central" recommends "Caring Pastors, Caring People: Equipping your Church for Pastoral Care"

Margaret Mancuson, a minister and contributor to the online ministry forum Church Central, recently reviewed CRCDS President Dr. Marvin A. McMickle's book,Caring Pastors, Caring People: Equipping your Church for Pastoral Care (2011, Judson).

Ms. Mancuson says, "Grounded in Scripture and in decades of ministry experience, this is a book worth reading by every pastor."

Read her review here: http://www.churchcentral.com/blogs/the-secret-of-pastoral-care-its-not-just-for-the-pastor-book-review/

Dr. McMickle's books are available for purchase at the CRCDS bookstore. For more information, call Marge Nead at (585)340-9601.