Fostering Learning Conversations that Equip and Empower
As well as offering a variety of degree programs, Emmanuel College has a mandate for continuing education: To provide ministers (both ordered and lay) with effective continuing education and formation, promoting the goal of enlivened congregations through enlivened leadership. Emmanuel carries out its continuing education program in cooperation with other colleges at TST and other theological schools, education centres and United Church congregations, presbyteries and conferences.
Betsy Anderson, serves as Co-ordinator of Continuing Education on a part-time basis. She is usually in the college on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Her office is located in EM 002 and she may be reached at 416-813-4096 or by email . Please feel free to drop in, call or send an email if you have questions or suggestions. We are grateful that Betsy's work in continuing education is partially supported through a grant from the Westminster Foundation. Planning for Continuing Education is on-going. Please send your suggestions directly to Betsy Anderson at email@example.com or Jim Ball firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jim Ball chairs the Continuing Education Committee which includes Karen Hilfman Millson , John Joseph Mastandrea, Suzanne VanderLugt and Jong Bok Kim. The committee is mandated to guide the continuing education program of Emmanuel College. The committee uses the following statement as a guide for its work.
∞ Mission ∞
To provide ministers (both ordered and lay) with effective continuing education and formation, promoting the goal of enlivened congregations through enlivened leadership.
From Report of Task Group on Con Ed approved Emmanuel College Council, Nov. 2003
∞ Approach ∞
Fostering learning conversations that equip and empower
providing participants with an opportunity to identify and explore contemporary issues of ministry
doing so with the aid of expert leadership
offering participants information, skill, community and spirit to engage the tasks and challenges of ministry in an effective and faithful manner
Continuing Education initiatives will achieve this by fostering:
conversations that take place in communities
created on campuses actual and virtual
conversations that are denominationally inclusive,
created through collaboration where practical
conversations that are open to persons who seek such involvement for the improvement of self and others
conversations that are economically sustainable, beginning incrementally and growing as resource and partnership provide
Continuing Education initiatives will be those in which:
The educational medium is dialogical,
The context is flexible,
The content is responsive
(to the actual needs of self, church, society & environment),
The learning is measurable,
And the overall experience is considered transformative by participants
and by those who experience their leadership.
From the Emmanuel College Continuing Education Committee received/approved Emmanuel College Council, February 13, 2008
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