Clergy Resources

Ideas for Clergy Continuing Education

Chaplaincy Training – so many options here.

Here are a few ideas to get you started:

  • CPE units
  • Trauma informed chaplaincy work
  • Disaster Chaplaincy
  • Mental Health First Aid
  • Church Mental Health Summit ’23| October 10, 2023: Register Here


Union (NY):

Communication/Conflict Resolution

  • Fierce Conversations (Diocese of Chicago and virtual)

  • Lombard Mennonite Peace Center

Living Systems (Vancouver- virtual)

Community Organizing

  • Asset-Based Community Development: DePaul Univ near Chicago is the home-base:

ERD and TEC used to offer a great church-based training – alas, it is no more.

DMin Programs:

  • Candler at Emory (Methodist – Atlanta/Hybrid)

(Church Leadership and Community Witness, or Biblical Interpretation and Proclamation)

  • Bexley Seabury (virtual):

(Congregational Development or Preaching)

  • Duke Divinity (Methodist – Chapel Hill, NC/Hybrid):

  • Iliff School of Theology (Methodist – Denver/Virtual)

(Prophetic Leadership)

  • Sewanee (Sewanee, TN/Hybrid):

(Liturgy and Preaching)

  • Virginia School of Theology (Alexandria, VA/Hybrid)

(Ministry Development, Educational Leadership, and Christian Spirituality)

Evangelism and Church Growth

Independent Study – design your own (contact Cn Julie for approval,

Interim Ministry Training

There are several out there. Currently the best I’d recommend is Robb Voyle’s work:

The Appreciative Way:


  • Berkeley Divinity School/Leader’s Way (closed for 2023):

  • Best Skills/Best Churches:

Ministry in Spanish (or languages other than English)

  • Immersion programs (so many – we can help you discern)
  • Local classes (check your local community college, or google Spanish classes near me)
  • Latino Ministry Competency (TEC):



Retreats (a very partial list!)

Structured retreats. Also, Bayne Cottage, for private clergy retreats.