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- Whitworth Institute
The annual Institute of Ministry's summer program includes speakers,
worship, Bible study, theological reflection, and prayer. Past speakers
have included Jim Singleton, Darrell Guder, and Tom Brown. Summer 2003, Spiritual Renewal in Pastoral Ministry,
will feature noted author and scholar, Eugene
Peterson, as well as Craig Barnes and Marva Dawn. For more information,
check the WIM website or contact Michelle
- Pastors' Reading Groups
These reading groups serve the dual purpose of helping pastors explore
vocational issues and, secondly, helping to create an environment where
more opportunities for Whitworth students serving in their congregations
might be explored. These groups meet over the course of a semester to
read and discuss books with vocational themes. Contact Tim
Dolan for more information on upcoming groups. Also, check the Weyerhaeuser
Center for Christian Faith and Learning website for more reading
- Internship and Job Opportunities
Several Whitworth University students are placed in ministry internships
and jobs each year through the Certification for Ministry program, the
Lilly Ministry Internship program, and individual interest. For a complete
list of opportunities and to post ministry openings in your congregation,
- Institute for Clergy
and Lay Leadership
- This institute, part of the Weyerhaeuser Center for Christian Faith and Learning, offers
many certificate programs for clergy and lay leaders, including
Certificates in Spiritual Formation, Lay Ministry, and Leadership
and Church Management, as well as pastors' reading groups, lectures
and other programs.
- Urban Ministry Certificate
The Weyerhaeuser Center is now in the process of developing a Certificate in Urban Ministry
in partnership with the Association of Urban Studies in Seattle,
Washington. The certificate will be designed for pastors and laypersons
who serve in urban settings. It is anticipated that the certificate
will begin by fall 2003. Watch this website, as well as the Institute
for Clergy and Lay Leadership for more details.
- Seminary Connections
Whitworth seeks to cultivate connections to seminaries around the nation.
Check our list of seminary connections on the resource page.
- Institute for Northwest
The purpose of this institute is to provide a
regional resource for historical and professional study in areas related
to how Protestantism has functioned in the larger cultural context of
the Pacific Northwest. The Center now
holds the partial or complete records
of more than 20 Pacific Northwest Protestant churches and organizations.
In addition, student research
fellows are working with local churches in the greater Spokane area
to collect historical records, oral histories and archival material.
Contact Whitworth University's Archivist, Janet
Hauck for more information.