Clergy Continuing Education

Monthly Clergy Call: Takes place on the second Tuesday of each month at 4:00 p.m. Link to join is sent to clergy by email.

Spring Clergy Conference: Save the date – April 29 – May 1, 2024.

Thriving in MinistryThe Diocese of Virginia has become a partner with Thriving in Ministry as an option for Clergy  Continuing Education. Thriving in Ministry is a unique program for continuing development for church leaders – one that moves you and other clergy through a process of committed, purposeful, focused growth in your ministry and leadership in a way that will change how you approach ongoing learning and development. Housed in the array of Lifelong Learning initiatives at VTS, Thriving in Ministry is a form of continuing education that is truly continuing, and a form of leadership development that is truly focused on development. Invitations to apply will be sent to Clergy annually. For more information please contact Canon d’Rue Hazel.

Colleague Groups: Colleague Groups are available for any clergy person who wishes to participate. Former Fresh Start Facilitators will serve as the facilitators of these groups. Whether you have served in the Church for two or more than twenty years, your participation will strengthen your ministry and serve as a model for others. Colleague Groups are an important aspect of any ministry. If you would like to join a Colleague Group, please email Gloria Parham.

Post-MDiv Mentors assigned for newly ordained clergy (transitional deacons and priests): Please contact the Rev. Dr. Sarah Kye Price for more details.

Council of Deacons: This program is facilitated by the diocesan Archdeacons. Please contact the Ven. Holly Hanback for more details.

One-on-One Coaching: One-on-one coaching is offered by the Rev. Dr. Sarah Kye Pricethe Rev. Shirley Smith Graham, and Canon d’Rue Hazel.

Safe Church Training: Full details regarding Misconduct Prevention Training in the Diocese of Virginia is available here. Contact Gloria Parham if you have additional questions.