Joined in community, treasured and fed, may we discover gifts in each other, willing to lead and be led. ©Brian Wren, We Are Your People
THE ACADEMY FOR CONGREGATIONAL LIFE AND LEADERSHIP provides a program of spiritual formation and leadership development in community for members and friends of the churches of the Maine Conference United Church of Christ.
The program supports the faith journey of each participant, offering encouragement to live out one’s faith as congregational participant and/or leader.
Academy participation can help prepare persons seeking licensure or other forms of authorized ministry on the recommendation of and oversight through local Association Committees on Ministry.
The following subjects are introduced:
*Biblical studies *worship
and liturgy *theology *ethics *learning and growing in congregational
*UCC history and polity *social justice *stewardship of creation
EXTENDED PROGRAM: The Practice of Ministry This third year offers an opportunity for students to explore a particular practice or form of ministry, and is intended to provide practical experience and theological reflection as well as tools and resources to strengthen one’s ministerial capacities.
The tuition is $500 per term or $1000 per year. It is expected that tuition fees will be shared by participant and local congregation. Some scholarship assistance is available. Cost should not be a prohibitive factor to participation. Car pooling to classes is strongly encouraged.
“There’s a vision of
that I would like to have in my own church.”