Continuing Education Opportunities
The Pastoral Development Ministry provides periodic seminars, workshops and training that may be used for continuing education opportunities for ministers. Listed below are upcoming events as well as resources related to past events.
Ministerial Ethics – Healthy Boundaries Online Seminar (Online) 5 weeks
- August 24, 31, Sept. 7, 14, 21, 2023; 6-8 p.m. (central). Register in advance for this meeting:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Coming Soon – 2023 Clergy Tax and Financial Health Seminary by Rev. Mark Hester (January 19, 2023).
Clergy Income Tax Seminar by Fouts & Morgan (CPA), Memphis, TN (held Nov. 16, 2021)
- Video of Seminar (YouTube)
- Q&A video of Seminar (YouTube)
- Presentation Powerpoint slides
Cumberland Reflections Presentations & Round Table Discussions
Visit the Cumberland Reflections webpage to view past presentations and round table discussions.
Reporting Continuing Education Units
The 191st General Assembly affirmed the need for Cumberland Presbyterian ministers to complete six (6) Continuing Education Units (CEUs) every two (2) years. CEUs can be earned in a variety of ways and does not require approval ahead of time – “the 191st General Assembly approve that Continuing Education Units (CEUs) can be earned by participating in any event/seminar related to ministry(including degree programs).” (2022 General Assembly Minutes, page 137).
In addition, CEUs are to be report annually to the presbytery’s Committee on the Ministry/Preparation. To assist in this effort, below is a form that can be downloaded and used to report to presbyteries. There is also a link to an online form that can be used for recording CEUs. Presbytery committees can contact the PDMT office for a report of their ministers.
- CEU Report Form – [Word] [PDF]
- Online Report Form
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