TEL Info Session / Open House – July 14, 2019
Learn more! Pacific School of Religion’s TEL Certificate Programs Open House / information session
Sunday, July 14, 9 – 9:45 am, Room 317
Curious about how your Christian practice and beliefs can enhance your everyday work or life? The PSR TEL certificates are for lay folks like most of us, and for those seeking a more rigorous path.
These are the topics covered in the 11 courses of study required to earn the Theology Education for Leadership certificate:
Church History & Theology (August) | Christian Education (September) | Thinking Theologically (September)| Christian Worship (October) | Biblical Interpretation (November) | Preaching (January) | Christian Spirituality (February) | Christian Ethics (March) | Pastoral Care (April) | Old Testament Survey (June) | New Testament Survey (July)
And these are the six classes required to earn the Certificate of Gender, Sexuality and the Bible:
Reading the Bible for Liberation (September) | Human Sexuality (October) | Transgender Liberation (November) | Hebrew Scriptures (January) | Gender Sexuality and the Bible (February) | Politics, Sexuality and the Bible (March)
There are no educational or religious pre-requisites, just an open mind and a desire to learn. Start the program anytime throughout the year. Individual courses and the full certificate program are open to all, whether you plan to lead your congregation in study or simply ponder these issues at home over a cup of coffee.
Five of us at UCUCC are enrolled in the TEL program and about halfway through the classes. We’d love to tell you about our experience and have you join us on this journey! No RSVP needed for the July 14 session. Questions? Contact Betty Spieth-Croll, moc.tenaes@sytteb.