A Message From the Dean
Dear Friends of the Maine School of Ministry,
MESOM currently offers affordable fall and spring courses taught by highly qualified faculty which are designed for adult students who are exploring their own spiritual formation, exploring a call to ministry, as well as ordained clergy seeking quality continuing education, and open to all persons seeking spiritual and educational and enrichment. In addition, as both the vision and reach of MESOM expands, shorter courses will be offered in collaboration with local churches and other justice seeking organizations here in Maine and beyond.
Please feel free to contact me directly for further conversation abut MESOM. I’m always excited to hear about your interests and your ideas about possibilities for future offerings.
Ron Baard, Dean
June 2021 Intensive Course & Workshop
– Learn More & Register Below!
Intensive Course Description:
Dates & Times: Tuesday-Friday June 8-11, 2021 || 10:00 am – 5:00 pm (EST)
This course is an inspiring and enriching 4 day event (mornings and afternoons, with breaks) on ZOOM for anyone in a clergy or lay leadership role who wishes to deepen their inner resources to lead through times of change with long- term effectiveness and integrity.
Intensive Course Instructors:
Rev. Dr. Margaret BenefielExecutive Director Shalem Institute for Spiritual Formation, (Washington D. C.)
Margaret, Director of Shalem’s Soul of Leadership, is Shalem’s Executive Director. Prior to coming to Shalem, she ran her own consulting, speaking, training, and coaching business, Executive Soul, helping leaders and organizations nurture their souls and express their deepest values institutionally. At the same time, she taught as adjunct faculty at Andover Newton Theological School in the area of contemplative leadership. Margaret is a Quaker and holds a B.A. in History from Princeton University, an M.A. in Mathematics from Portland State University, an M.A. in Theology from Earlham School of Religion, and a PhD in Spirituality from Catholic University of America. She has written extensively on various aspects of contemplative leadership and spirituality at work, including The Soul of a Leader: Finding Your Path to Fulfillment and Success and Soul at Work: Spiritual Leadership in Organizations.
Date & Time: Saturday, June 12, 2021 || 10:00 am – 5:00 pm (EST)
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