The following dates for Clergy Training meet the Clergy Criteria Training required for all who are serving as Community Spiritual Directors and Weekend Spiritual Directors. It is also highly recommended for those who would be considered in these roles in the future, for those who may need a refresher, and for any laity who may want to know about the roles and responsibilities of the community and weekend clergy roles and the theology presented on the events. Community Board Members and future Weekend Lay Directors have found this training to be very helpful as well.
(0.4) CEUs are offered to clergy for the 4 hour WebEx sessions and (0.6) CEUs are offered for the all day Leadership Development Events that include the 4 hour Clergy Training and the Clergy/Laity Partnership session.
I have seven Clergy Training WebEx sessions scheduled (only one is required):
- Friday, September 22nd, 1-5pm
- Friday, October 6th, 1-5pm
- Friday, November 3rd, 1-5pm
Each participant will need a computer, laptop or smart phone to access the WebEx. Headphones or ear-buds with a microphone are recommended to avoid sound feedback.
Participants need to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org 1) their name, 2) community name, 3) email address to which to send the WebEx invitation, 4) whether they are clergy or laity, and 5) a phone number where the participant can be reached during the WebEx, if need arises. I will send the invitations to them by email prior to the WebEx via email@example.com. I will also send the handouts as an attachment to an email a few days prior to the WebEx.
Because limited spaces are available for each of these, I ask that only those who are committed to participating sign up. If these dates and times are not convenient for those who need and want this training, please email me with suggested dates and times.
We have also scheduled the following Leadership Development Event, to include in-person Clergy Training:
September 23rd, 9am-5pm, registration at 8:30am
At Macedonia UMC
1941 Macedonia Church Road
White Post, VA 22663
Thanks for your faithfulness to God and to the 4th Day of Emmaus Ministries. If you would like to reach out to me with your questions or comments, please feel free to contact me.
Pastor Tina Whaley
Northeast Region Clergy Leader
The Upper Room Emmaus Ministries