The Northwestern Pennsylvania Institute for Ministry Education is a collaborative ministry of the Episcopal Diocese of Northwestern Pennsylvania and the Northwestern Pennsylvania Synod of the ELCA. It was established in 2008 to encourage and enable partnerships to provide the resources necessary to prepare persons for ministry.
Preparation is provided for:
- Persons seeking commissioning, consecration, or ordination;
- Persons seeking licensed or authorized ministries;
- Persons to be equipped for various ministries in congregations and communities;
- Persons interested in deeper theological studies; and
- Ordained and rostered leaders who desire significant Continuing Education opportunities.
For more information on the Institute, please contact Vanessa Butler by phone (814.456.4203) or email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
2018 Course Offerings
Costs and course requirements for satisfactory completion are determined by the level of participation. Any person interested in deeper theological and biblical studies may take the course for $50.00. For those taking the course for full credit as required for ordination or Continuing Education, the cost is $600.00. All students are responsible for purchasing the texts and other materials required. For those in the ordination process, courses can also be taken at Gettysburg Lutheran Seminary as part of their Certificate in Theological Studies program.
2015-2018 Course Schedule for Gettysburg Lutheran Seminary
Continuing Education Gatherings for Licensed Worship Leaders and Preachers
These Institute courses are designed to be Continuing Education opportunities for lay licensed Worship Leaders and Preachers. They are offered at no cost. To register, email Pastor Sandra Jones at email@example.com. Upon registration, information about resources and advanced reading assignments will be shared with each participant.
Typical course agenda:
9:30 AM - Gathering for coffee and conversation
10:00 AM - Session begins
12:00 PM - Lunch (Bring your own lunch or visit a local food vendor)
2:00-3:00 PM - Closing (depending on the needs and wishes of the group)
The Letter of Paul to the Colossians
led by Dr. Glenn Holland, Professor Emeritus, Religious Studies, Allegheny College
Saturday, March 23, 2019
9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Northwestern PA Synod, ELCA Office
22598 Titusville Rd., Pleasantville PA 16341
RSVP: Email Ellen Shulin Rutherford (firstname.lastname@example.org) or call 814.589.7660 to register by Tuesday, March 19.
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