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Take a Continuing Education Class this Fall and Get Inspired!

Episcopal Divinity school is offering two EDSConnect continuing education courses this fall. For those interested in confidence-building preaching techniques, we offer "Your Way with God's Word: Building Confidence in Your Preaching". For parishes who have a desire to reach out further into their community and the world, try on " Ministry that Reaches Out: Changing our Community, Changing the World".

Using web based technology, these courses run eight weeks and allow participants to take part from home (or parish) while expanding leadership skills. Courses include individual viewing of web based video lectures, short written assignments, and local small group discussion. Each course ends with time to consider how to apply what was learned to the student's particular context.

Register individually, or gather a team from your parish at a greatly reduced cost. Contact Liz Magill, director of EDSConnect at 617.682.1581 or lmagill@eds.edu with questions or to register.

Your Way with God's Word: Building Confidence In Your Preaching September 12 - November 6 Led by Fredrica Harris Thompsett, this course is designed for new preachers, lay and ordained, and for those who want to work on finding their preaching "voice". Cost is $200 per person or $300 for teams of 3-4 people.

Ministry that Reaches Out: Creating Diaconal Congregations September 19 - November 20 This course will look at the initial formation activities, consider how to discern mission appropriate to your context, and practice the self care needed to keep the outreach strong. Cost is $200 per person or $250 for teams of 2-4 people in the same location.

EDS' regular online and in-person courses are available for lay and ordained congregational leaders on a non-credit basis for just $300 each. The Fall Semester courses are September 7 to December 20, 2011, and the January Intensives are January 9-13 or January 9-20. Click here to see the complete listing.