Join clergy, lay-leaders, community organizers and counselors for a unique, interactive and hands-on learning experience this fall 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.
Designed for working professionals, “All in a System” will take place in three half-day on-site classes and three online classes. The course begins September 6, 2016 and continues through November 13, 2016.
Online session: Complete on your own between September 6 and 12
Meet on Campus: 2-5 p.m. Sunday, September 18 at CRCDS
Online session: Complete on your own between October 4 and 11
Meet on Campus: 2-5 p.m. Sunday, October 23 at CRCDS
Online session: Complete on your own between November 1 and 7
Meet on Campus: 2-5 p.m. Sunday, November 13 at CRCDS
Please register online at this link.
Click the Systems Course Flyer to view the course schedule.
For more information, please contact Rachel McGuire, Director of Learning Communities and Online Programs at (585) 340-9596 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com for registration information. Application and deposit due by November 15, 2016.
Click here for more information: Travel with CRCDS in 2017
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/
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 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.