Travel with CRCDS in 2017: The Land Called Holy and its Peoples–A Christian Pilgrimage

Following a successful trip to Israel-Palestine in October 2015, CRCDS will host a twelve-day return trip to the Holy Land on May 17-June 1, 2017. On this pilgrimage, we will visit Jewish, Muslim and Christian holy sites and meet people of these faith communities. There will be opportunities for prayer, worship, lectures and Bible study. This trip is led by Melanie Duguid-May and Mark Brummitt.

Please contact Mark Brummitt at mbrummitt@crcds.edu for registration information. Application and deposit due by November 15, 2016.

Click here for more information: Travel with CRCDS in 2017

 

 

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 New Certificate in Older Adult Ministry

CRCDS received approval from the United Methodist Board of Higher Education & Ministry to offer courses required for the United Methodist Professional Certification Program in Older Adult Ministry. The certificate equips clergy as well as laypersons to serve this specialized and rapidly growing segment of the population. The program is open to individuals from all denominations and faiths.

Application deadlines are July 1 for the fall term and December 1 for the spring term.

Please click here for application instructions: http://www.crcds.edu/admissions-2/programs-of-study/certificate-in-older-adult-ministry/

Are you a pilgrim or a tourist?

Following the school's trip to Iona in Scotland this past June, Dr. Stephanie Sauvé, CRCDS Dean of Faculty and Associate Professor of Practical Theology, composed and delivered a sermon entitled, "Are You a Pilgrim or a Tourist?".

In this sermon, Dr. Sauvé discusses sacred spaces purposely left open for God, whether halfway across the world or within the context of our own hearts.

Click on the title above to read the full text.

CRCDS welcomes Rev. Rachel McGuire, Ph.D. to staff

rachelCRCDS is pleased to announce the addition of Rev. Rachel McGuire, Ph.D. to its staff. Dr. McGuire will oversee new online initiatives for the school.

Dr. McGuire, an American Baptist, served for eight years as Pastor of Immanuel Baptist Church in Rochester, NY and has served consistently in the denominational life of American Baptist Churches/Rochester Genesee Region, including service on the  ABC/RGR Region Executive Board.

Dr. McGuire is active in the greater Rochester community and is passionate about supporting Rochester youth, including Rochester Neighbors Gardening Together.

Dr. McGuire holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Cornell University, a Master of Divinity from Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School and a Ph.D. from the Institute for Christian Studies, Toronto, ON.