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Archive of Past Programs - 2008

Institute for Rural Ministry

Carl Maxey: A Fighting Life
A Public Lecture by Jim Kershner

Thursday, Feb. 26, 7:30 p.m.
Robinson Teaching Theatre
Whitworth University
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Certificate in Lay Ministry
Sept. 2008-June 2009
The Certificate in Lay Ministry Program is designed to help train, equip, and support men and women to serve more effectively as commissioned lay pastors, Christian-education directors, lay-ministry coordinators, youth leaders, church administrators, church elders and deacons, and church-office managers, as well as in a variety of other paid and unpaid leadership positions in local congregations.
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Certificate in Teaching the Bible
Jan. 31-May 8, 2008
The Certificate in Teaching the Bible Program is designed to give pastors, Sunday-school teachers and lay-ministry leaders greater insight into using the Bible more effectively with children, youth and adults.

Preaching Clinic
Feb. 8-May 17, 2007
Good preaching is at the heart of effective ministry. The preaching clinic provides an opportunity for pastors to come together with peers for the purpose of sharpening preaching skills in a safe and supportive environment. We will talk about the art and dynamics of good preaching and will work at strengthening and honing preaching skills through the use of sermon videotapes and in-class preaching and reflection.

Diploma in Lay Pastoral Ministry
June 2-6 and June 9-13, 2008

Churches and religious organizations are looking for qualified men and women to serve in non-ordained positions of pastoral leadership in the church. Unfortunately, many otherwise qualified people are reluctant to pursue these positions because they do not feel adequately prepared biblically and theologically, or they find themselves lacking the practical skills they need to be successful in ministry. Others are already involved in ministry positions but feel limited by their lack of training and ongoing opportunities for development and support.

Martin E. Marty, one of the leading historians of religion in America, will speak at Whitworth on Thursday, April 17. More . . .

Pastors' Reading Group

Whitworth Institute of Ministry
July 7-11, 2008
We invite you to join us for the 33rd annual Whitworth Institute of Ministry... more information