Theological Education for Leadership (TEL) - UCC Polity and Ministry Series
Announcing "That They May All Be One" - a TEL-UCC Partnership in Online Learning
We are excited to announce that the TEL program has almost completed the first cycle of its ONLINE series of classes in UCC Polity and Ministry.
Since its founding in 1866, Pacific School of Religion (PSR) has served as a multi-denominational Christian seminary. PSR has formal relationships with three denominations: the United Church of Christ, the United Methodist Church, and the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). The development of this online teaching collaboration marks an expansion of our existing relationship with the UCC as a national denomination and regional conference. It also fulfills one of the goals of the TEL program to provide course offerings that support lay and lay ministry denominational certification.
The TEL UCC Identity Series began with a one-week course in Polity taught by Rev. Carol Barriger and will conclude this first cycle in June with UCC History, also taught by Rev. Barriger.
This series represents an opportunity for lay leaders in the UCC, persons in congregations seeking to join the UCC, and persons seeking Licensure or Commissioning in the Northern California Nevada Conference to gain a working knowledge of the United Church of Christ. These courses are also open to persons from other Conferences. Persons outside the Northern California Nevada Conference must check with their individual Committees on Ministry to determine if they meet their conference requirements.
These courses have been developed under the guidance of PSR faculty member and UCC clergy, Dr. Randi Walker, and take the place of what was formerly known as the NCNC Ministry Institutes. The classes will utilize both the Adobe Connect live seminar and Moodle online, self-paced formats to teach the material. Participants can enroll for the individual courses or the entire series. Please contact us for more details!