Clergy Praxis

For clergy in the Mid-Michigan District, the goal of excellence and professional growth is not just talked about or wished for, but is actively sought out and expected.  One of the ways in which this goal is achieved is through the intentional continuing education of all district clergy through quarterly programs called, “Clergy Praxis.”  As the name suggests, these are day long trainings during which various topics become the focus, not just with theory, but relevant practice and application.  The aim with each Clergy Praxis will be that the content remains focused on enhancing the training and abilities of effective and bold clergy, all for the purpose of “creating the spaces and leaders through which hospitality and wholeness can thrive in communities!”

Tentative dates for the 2018-2019 Conference Year have been chosen.  Please note that these dates are subject to change depending on speaker availability and necessary navigation around other conflicts as they may arise:

  • Thursday, September 27, 2018
  • Thursday, November 29, 2018
  • Thursday, February 28, 2019
  • Thursday, April 25, 2019

While topics are still being discussed and presenters arranged, potential Clergy Praxis topics include: missionally focused leadership (Rev. Mike Slaughter, Presenter); clergy emotional intelligence in administrative and conflict situations (Rev. Lisa McIlvenna, et al., Presenters); The Way Forward and moving forward in our congregations following the special 2019 General Conference.

Please be sure to check back here for more information as it becomes available.