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A Day Apart, May 2, 2015

Join Billie Abraham, rector at St. Alban's Episcopal Church in Bovina, MS, for a day of reconnecting with the image of God in which each of us is created.  Rest, walk, be still, pray, write--as the Spirit leads.  Gather with others who seek God's presence and peace in thiese days of Easter. 

"Sacred Conversations"

Clergy 40ish and under are invited to join peers in ministry for a day of conversation and connection this spring.  These three regional gatherings, facilitated by young clergy,  are designed to build community, worship together, share joys/challenges, and learn from each other.  Read on for dates, leaders, and locations....

Call for Applications!

Have you noticed that others seek you out to talk about matters of the spirit--their relationship with God, their struggles with matters of faith, their seasons of difficulty and of blessing?  Do you long to go deeper in your own relationship with God and your own spiritual practice?  Are you looking for kindred spirits with whom to be in community?  If you say "Yes" to questions like these, consider Journey Partners. Apply now for the 2016-2017 class.

Mapping the Geography of Faith

September 8-14, 2015 @ Gray Center. Are you an active clergyperson with a call to write? Would you value a week with noted writer Robert Benson to pursue this call in a community of peers? If so, consider applying for this workshop, offered by the Collegeville Institute in partnership with the Center for Ministry. Open to clergy of any denomination from across the Southeast. 

Enneagram Boot Camp with Suzanne Stabile, Jan. 2016

You know enough about the Enneagram to know you  want to know more.  You've grasped the basics of this tool for personal growth and healthier relationships.  Boot Camp I, an immersion in intermediate & advanced concepts of the Enneagram, takes you to the next level of understanding and application.  Join Suzanne Stabile in January 2016 for this dynamic adventure!

Announcements

3/3/2015
Join others in the Center for Ministry community for "Contemplative Ireland:  A Celtic Pilgrimage," May 6-20, 2016!  Together with Denver-based Illuminated Journeys, we are hosting an in-depth journey to a wealth of sacred sites on the Emerald Isle.  Pilgrimage features include intentional preparation before departure and while traveling, time for relfection and creative expxression along the way, interaction with local scholars, archeologists, artists, musicians, and
8/26/2014
  The 2015 Mississippi Course of Study is available for download on the  Course of Study page.   Please note that the course numbers have changed! Periodically the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry revises the curriculum of the Course of Study. These new course numbers and in some cases course names reflect those changes. You will not lose credit for courses you have already taken. In some instances the order of courses has also changed. For example,
12/12/2013
Brad Berglund had been a part of the CFM Shepherd's Sabbath since the program's inception as our Pilgrimage leader. In this video he discusses what Pilgrimage is and how we can incorporate it into our lives.  
10/7/2013
A Reminder to United Methodist Clergy: The CFM is the proud host of your annual Continuing Education records in partnership with the Mississippi Conference Office of Ministerial Services. We can provide a transcript for your Charge Conference and consultation purposes. This transcript will include all Center for Ministry- and Annual Conference-sponsored events, such as the upcoming Clergy Leadership Conference and any other CEUs for which you have sent us documentation (events