From counseling troubled youth to ministry with the poor, MTSO offers short-term, intensive summer courses that provide valuable continuing-education opportunities for professionals in ministry and counseling.
Registration deadlines vary by course. If you’re interested, we encourage you to inquire soon. All courses may be taken for credit, and many may be audited on a not-for-credit basis. A sampling:
- Congregations and Communities as Partners in Ministry with the Poor, which examines best practices used by congregations and community groups for launching and growing ministries with the poor that are asset based and sustainable. Most or all of this class’s sessions will meet at Community Development for All People in Columbus. July 24-28 and July 30.
- Counseling Interventions with Troubled Youth, which offers critical insights and advanced skills for generating and guiding optimum collaboration, balance and growth within the individual, the family and the social system. July 11-15.
- Food, Land and Faith Formation: Holy Communion for the Whole Creation, which immerses participants in the critical questions, spiritual energies, and regenerative practices bound up in the emergence of a more ecologically sustainable and economically just food economy. July 31-Aug. 5.
- United Methodist Polity, which will cover the nature of the church, membership, congregational life, ministry, chain of conferences, agencies, property, judicial administration and ecumenism as reflected in the Book of Discipline and the Book of Resolutions. June 27-July 16.
Details regarding these and other summer courses are at www.mtso.edu/learnmore.