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Continuing Education

Susquehanna Valley Ministry Center provides Continuing Education to clergy in partnership with Elizabethtown College, Church of the Brethren Districts, and the Congregational Life Team of Area One.

Current offerings:

The Spirituality of Dying Well

Spirituality of Dying Well

May 17, 2014
9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. (Registration opens 8:30 a.m.)

Village Green, Morrisons Cove (Martinsburg, PA)

Sponsored by

the Church of the Brethren Middle PA District,
The Village at Morrisons Cove,
and Village in Place Hospice

Bob Neff (M.Div., Ph.D.) will offer a biblical perspective for ministry in extreme circumstances.  Kaye Burket (R.N., M.S.N.) will outline medical dimensions of ministry in the context of critical illness.  Chaplains Linda Banaszak and Dottie Steele will look at the interface of nursing home and hospice spiritual care. Heather Rosamilia (N.H.A., M.B.A.), Michelle Connor (R.N., B.S.N.), and an interdisciplinary team of specialists will provide case studies to assist exploration of the ministry of hospice care in the ministry of dying well.

Registration is $35 and includes the cost of lunch and documentation for 0.5 CEU.
To register, contact the Middle PA District Office: 814-643-0601 or
Registration deadline is May 7.

The Book of Job and Brethren Tradition

Job Event

Wednesday, November 5, 2014
9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Elizabethtown College (Susquehanna Room)

Following on the success of our last academic forum, another forum on a biblical book is planned for the fall, this time with an Old Testament theme. Speakers will include Jeff Carter, President of Bethany Theological Seminary, and Steven Schweitzer, Bethany's Academic Dean. Bob Neff, Christina Bucher, David Leiter and Frank Ramirez will also present. Topics will range from a general overview of Job, to theological issues, to use of the book in preaching, teaching, and pastoral care. 

Registration form coming soon!

Elizabethtown College