We’re excited to share professional development through our partner, United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities.

Right now:


Join Shalem Institute for a free info session and an opportunity to discern with directors about joining the Clergy Spiritual Life & Leader Program.

Contact Christ@Shalem.org for more info or sign up here.

May 11, 2021; 1:00 PM CST


Public Chaplaincy: Care in the Public Square is the first of its kind in the US, providing CPE students opportunities to care for folks at food banks, court courses, public eateries, libraries, the light rail, as well as 3 spaces at Hennepin County Medical Centre.

Unit One: Sept. ’21-Jan. ’22
Unit Two: Feb. ’22 – June ’22
Rural Chaplaincy: Care in Towns and Agricultural Regions connects rural students with sites in their own town, including coffee shops, restaurants, the VFW, a processing plant, treatment programs or a rural hospital.

Unit Three: June ’22 – Sept. ’22
Applications are available now for all three units.

Email Rev. Karen Hutt (khutt@unitedseminary.edu) with questions and for further information.


Wesley Theological Seminary Summer 2021 Online Courses from Lewis Center for Church Leadership Staff

CM-142-OL: Healthy Stewardship in the Local Church

June 7-11, 2021

Instructor: Dr. Ann A. Michel

Explore the biblical and theological basis for healthy congregational stewardship and survey best practices for cultivating generosity.

CEU registration deadline for this course is May 24.

Learn more and register here.


CM-137-OL: Church Finances

June 21-25, 2021

Instructor: Dr. Lovett H. Weems, Jr.

Explore the various types of budgets within a congregation, categories of income and expenses, building budgets, methods of giving, accurate tracking of giving, and proper financial administration of funds, examining all from both a theological perspective and from best practices of financial transparency and accountability.

CEU registration deadline is June 2.

Learn more and register here.


Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary’s certificate in Climate Justice and Faith offers a cohort-based, online curriculum that empowers participants to cultivate moral, spiritual, and practical leadership in the work of climate justice, both in communities of faith and in collaboration with others. Topics covered include theology; ethics and spirituality related to climate justice; climate change knowledge; and social change practices that connect ecological well-being with racial, economic and gender justice.

Lay and rostered leaders throughout the Lutheran World Federation and from other faith traditions are invited to apply.

The program is scheduled for September 2021 – May 2022.

Learn more here.