Events

Each year, there will be three primary events: the Fall Cohort Retreat (Cohort members only), the Spring Retreat (open to all), and Continuing Education (open to all). Check back here regularly for the most up-to-date information on our events.

Early Career and Senior Clergy Cohort

The Early Career and Senior Career Clergy Cohort brings together early career clergy (second through seventh year) with senior career clergy (more than ten years in ministry). During this Fall Retreat, senior career clergy will be trained in mentoring while early career clergy conduct self-assessments. This two-day event will include worship, breakout sessions, and plenary speakers.

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Annual Spring Retreat

The Annual Spring Retreat is open to members of the cohort and the public at large. The Spring Retreat addresses questions in 21st century ministry. The Spring 2020 Retreat will focus on Rural Ministry. How does ministry thrive in rural communities? What can everyone learn from the rural community and from rural ministry? Where can the rural community and ministry grow? Scholarships are available.

Future topics of retreats will be: Women in Ministry, Diversity in Ministry, Ministerial Self-Care, and Reviving Mission.

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There are no upcoming events at this time

Continuing Education

Continuing Education opportunities are offered throughout the year. From two-hour lectures to semester-long courses, everyone can find something to learn through the IECCD. Check below for upcoming Continuing Education opportunities. Scholarships are available.

Continuing Education: Communication Skills That Bridge Relationships

March 6, 2020 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm and March 7, 2020 8:00 am – 4:00 pm Communication Skills That Bridge Relationships is designed to strengthen your skills in communication and listening.  The training is done in three stages: 1) sharing of information with mental images, 2) experiential exercises, and 3) feedback on the skill […]

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$25.00
Hood Theological Seminary, 1810 Lutheran Synod Drive
Salisbury, NC 28144 United States
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Continuing Education: Church Leadership – Applying Strategic Planning & Project Management to the Work of Ministry

arch 6, 2020, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm and March 7, 2020, 8:00 am – 4:00 pm Church Leadership - Applying Strategic Planning & Project Management to the Work of Ministry provides the fundamentals of project management, grounded with a biblical foundation, to foster effective leadership, maximize the talents of the congregation, increase efficiency, and […]

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$25.00
Hood Theological Seminary, 1810 Lutheran Synod Drive
Salisbury, NC 28144 United States
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Continuing Education: The Clergy Couple—After the Benediction

March 20, 2020 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm and March 21, 2020 8:00 am – 4:00 pm This course will explore the experiences of the clergy couple within the context of marriage and ministry. Lessons will include discussion of role expectations, social support, and equipping through review of literature, videos, and discourse. Clergy and laity, […]

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$25.00
Hood Theological Seminary, 1810 Lutheran Synod Drive
Salisbury, NC 28144 United States
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Continuing Education: Conflict Management in Ministry

April 3, 2020 6:00 pm -9:00 pm and April 4, 2020 8:00 am – 4:00 pm Conflict Management in Ministry is designed to introduce clergy to effective conflict management in the church. Effective conflict is an essential skill for every church leader and aspiring clergy.  When harnessed productively, conflict can be a force to build […]

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$25.00
Hood Theological Seminary, 1810 Lutheran Synod Drive
Salisbury, NC 28144 United States
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Continuing Education: Re-engaging Rural Communities

April 3, 2020 4:00 pm -9:00 pm and April 4, 2020 8:00 am – 1:00 pm Re-engaging the Rural Communities: We often think we know our rural settings, but upon further reflection, we often miss the complexity and nuance present in the heritage, culture, and diversity of the rural landscape. This course explores the realities […]

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$50.00
Hood Theological Seminary, 1810 Lutheran Synod Drive
Salisbury, NC 28144 United States
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