Wednesday, July 19, 2017

READINGS IN THE OLD TESTAMENT: Wisdom Literature

READINGS IN THE OLD TESTAMENT

CRE/CLP Leadership Training

Presbytery of San Francisco Education Center
July 28-29, 2017


Instructor:  Sung Kim  
                     (510) 559-9128 
                     berkeleyks@yahoo.com

Teaching Assistant:   Susan Hunn
(925) 708-4449
SHunn13@gmail.com

Course Description:

This course will be a reading of Wisdom Literature in the Old Testament. Sung Kim will help the students read from the prospective of those who are steeped in Wisdom Literature as in Asian and Buddhist traditions and cultures.

Before class students will read Proverbs, Ecclesiastes and Job. With the following questions in mind
  • Are justice and happiness congruent? Or, are you just to live a happy life?
  • What do the texts say about the suffering of the just?
Students are also to develop one question that they have of the readings.
Required Texts:

The Bible – NRSV as well as other translations


Course Requirements:

  1. Attendance at both class sessions.
  2. Read the text before class bring insights from the questions and their own question to class.
  3. There will be on short writing assignment that will be developed during the class that will be due in the next couple of weeks.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

OLD TESTAMENT OVERVIEW - June 23-24, 2017



OLD TESTAMENT OVERVIEW

CRE/CLP Leadership Training

Presbytery of San Francisco Education Center – June 23-24, 2017



Instructor: Carol Miles
(925) 817-9396
revdrcarolmiles@gmail.com


Course Description:

This course introduces participants to the content of the Old Testament and to the task of interpreting the Old Testament for contemporary Christian congregations. Questions of the Old Testament’s abiding authority for the church are addressed, and attention is given to the way its major literary forms (narrative, law, prophecy, psalm, wisdom saying) uniquely bear witness to the gospel of God.


Required Texts:

The Bible – NRSV Study Bible (Harper Collins or Oxford)

Jeff S. Anderson, The Old Testament: Its Story and History (available as an e-book on lulu.com, or in paperback from amazon.com), 2011

Ellen F. Davis, Getting Involved with God: Rediscovering the Old Testament, Cowley Publications, 2001


Recommended Resources:

Bruce C. Birch, Walter Brueggeman, Terence E. Fretheim, and David L. Petersen, eds., A Theological Introduction to the Old Testament, 2nd ed., Abingdon Press, 2005
OR
Walter Brueggeman and Walter C. Kaiser, eds., The New Interpreter’s Bible Old Testament Survey, Abingdon Press, 2006


Course Requirements:

  1. Attendance at both class sessions.
  2. Completion of all required readings.
  3. A final assignment enumerating the 10 most important insights you gained from the readings and class presentations. Insights should be stated in your own words but may include quotes from books or lectures as appropriate (1-2 pp). On a separate sheet, list a minimum of 5 questions that remain for you about the Old Testament or the task of engaging or interpreting Old Testament texts for the life of the church. Send final assignment as an attachment to the instructor’s email address above. DUE: July 14, 2017

In order to receive a passing grade for the class, ALL work must be completed and turned in no later than July 28, 2017.


Pre-Course Assignment:

Prior to the first class session, please read the two required texts (Anderson and Davis) and come prepared to discuss what you consider to be the problems and possibilities of teaching and preaching the Old Testament in your current congregation.


Friday, March 24, 2017

PRESBYTERIAN POLITY - with the Rev. Kamal Hassan

The Class - Saturday - April 29, 2017

Education Center Leadership Classes

PRESBYTERIAN POLITY

Presbytery of San Francisco – April 28 – April 29, 2017
@ the Presbytery Education Center - 545 Ashbury Ave. El Cerrito CA 


INSTRUCTOR:
Rev. Kamal Hassan
510-691-5204 "teachelder@gmail.com"




Course Description  This is a course on the basics of Presbyterian governance and the guiding principles that inform how congregations in the PCUSA can do mission and ministry in light of contemporary concerns in Church and society.


Required Readings
The Bible – NRSV Study Bible (Harper Collins or Oxford)
“Presbyterian Polity and white privilege: A denomination out of order,” Magdalena I Garcia, February 7, 2017 by The Presbyterian Outlook


Gray, Joan S., Spiritual Leadership for Church Officers, A Handbook, Louisville: Geneva Press 2009

Book of Confessions, The Constitution of the Presbyterian Church Part I, Office of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church, Louisville, KY, 2016


Book of Order 2015-2017, The Constitution of the Presbyterian Church Part II, Office of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church, Louisville, KY, 2015


Recommended Readings
Small, Joseph, The Great Ends of the Church, Short Term Study Course for Adults, Louisville, KY, Witherspoon Press 2003. www.pcusa.org/witherspoonpress


Gray, Joan S. and Tucker, Joyce C., Presbyterian Polity for Church Leaders, 4th Ed., Louisville, KY, Geneva Press, 2012


Course Requirements
  1. Attendance at both class sessions
  2. Completion of all required readings
  3. A final assignment TBA. DUE: May 19, 2017


Pre-Course Assignment
Read the Garcia article and the Confessions of 1967 and Belhar in the Book of Confessions before class. As you read these texts, record what are – for you – 10 key insights that illumine, deepen, or challenge your knowledge and understanding of how the congregation that you are a member of can best embody the PCUSA core identity of being “Reformed but always Reforming” in the post 2016 presidential election environment in Church and society in the United States. In addition, list 5 questions that remain for you – for further study or to be answered in class. This assignment will be collected on Friday evening. It will shape the instruction for the Saturday class and the nature of your final assignment.

Monday, March 20, 2017

Building and Maintaining Boundaries in Ministry

The Presbytery of San Francisco
Classes for all Elders, Deacons, CLPs and other servants
a ministry of the Presbytery Education Working Group
Building and Maintaining 
Boundaries in Ministry:

March 25, 2017 Saturday 8:30 – 3:30pm

This class will meet the required 

“Sexual Misconduct Prevention Training Class”

required by Presbytery for all Pastors to take every three years

Class held at the: 

Presbytery of San Francisco Education Center

545 Ashbury Ave., El Cerrito, CA 94707 


(across from El Cerrito High School)
  • COST: $40 
  • SATURDAY LUNCH: $10.00
  • Class taught by: Kibby Ruth
Founder and Senior Consultant of Kyros Ministry.
Dr. Ruth works with judicatories and congregations to establish safe relationships and faith communities, including prevention of child abuse, domestic violence, elder abuse, sexual harassment, professional misconduct and other abuses of power.
WORKSHOP OBJECTIVES
1) To increase awareness of the need for healthy and appropriate boundaries in the
clergy/congregant or teacher/student relationship
2) Review the Sexual Misconduct Policy of the Presbytery of San Francisco
2) To illustrate the impact of appropriate vs. inappropriate boundaries in promoting effective ministry.
3) To provide clergy and spiritual teachers with guidelines and suggestions for developing appropriate boundaries and necessary self-care strategies
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Name: 
Date:

Address:

Telephone : 
Email address:

Church affiliation: 
I would like a lunch at $10: _________________

Mail this application and a payment to: (made out to the Presbytery of San Francisco)
Presbytery of San Francisco, Attn: CLP Coordinator
2029 University Ave. Suite 200, Berkeley, CA 94704
Phone: 510 - 849-4393

QUESTIONS AND FURTHER INFORMATION
Contact the Rev. Karl Shadley at:
karl@shadley.net 0r 510-435-4264

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Leadership in a Multicultural World - syllabus

Presbytery of San Francisco's
Education Center
Leadership Training Classes

Course Title: Leadership in a Multicultural World
March 17-18, 2017 - Friday night 7-10pm, Saturday 9am-4pm
@ the Presbytery of San Francisco Education Center and Administrative Office

Instructor:
Eric H. F. Law
760-409-2635
eric.law@kscopeinstitute.org

Course Description:
This course will increase the students’ intercultural competency for leadership in a multicultural world.
Topics to explore includes:
  • What is culture, and why are there cultural differences?
  • Cultural differences and their impacts on our congregational leadership
  • Power dynamics in multicultural environments
  • Theological reflection on leadership in a multicultural diverse context
  • Skill, models and processes for building inclusive community
  • Developing a spirituality for leadership in a diverse, changing world


Required Texts:
Eric H. F. Law, The Wolf Shall Dwell with the Lamb, Chalice Press, 1992
(Spanish version available through the Kaleidoscope Institute. Email: kscope@kscopeinstitute.org)

Recommended Resources:
Eric H. F. Law, The Bush Was Blazing But Not Consumed, Chalice Press, 1996

Course Requirements:
  1. Complete Required Reading
  2. Attendance at class session

Requirements:
  1. Read all required books before the start of class.
  2. Attend and participate in all class sessions.
  3. Final Project:
  1. Using the skills and models from this course, create a project involving at least 8 people from diverse backgrounds in the context of your own ministry.
  2. The project needs to have the following elements:
    1. At least 3-5 hours of contact with the group.
    2. A carefully designed process using the skills and tools learned in the course.
    3. Evaluation – written and verbal from participants.
  3. Write a report and reflection:
    1. Goals and objectives of the project
    2. Detailed design outline of the session(s)
    3. Include all handouts materials used for the session(s)
    4. Summary of written evaluations
    5. A reflection on your experience (about 10 pages) as a leader that demonstrate incorporation of learning from class and reading.
Pre-Course Assignment: Read The Wolf Shall Dwell with the Lamb. Pay attention to multicultural gatherings between now and March 17. Keep a journal of your reflections on the dynamics and concerns that you observed in multicultural gathering.


CLP/CRE Leadership Class 2016-2017 Overview

ENGLISH LANGUAGE * SCHEDULE OF CLASSES 2016 – 2017 
here is a quick list of Teachers and Dates of our 2016-17
CLP/CRE & Leadership Classes

you can download forms @ http://sfeducationcenter.blogspot.com
and register with "Karl@shadley.net"
or 'Jake@firstpreshayward.com

LOCATION OF CLASS
FPCH - First Presbyterian Church Hayward
PSFEC - Presbytery of San Francisco Education Center

2016
September 23-24 Reformed Theology: Sotierology - Gregory Love (PSFEC)
October 21-22 Reformed Theology: Ecclesiology - Mark Hopkins (FPCH)
November 18-19 New Testament: Book Study - Dale Bruner (FPCH)

2017
January 27-28 Pastoral Theology - David Rohrer (FPCH)
February 24-25 New Testament Overview - Daniel Kirk (FPCH)
March 17-18 Church Leadership in Multicultural World* - Eric Law (PSFEC)

 (*The above class will be presented in Spanish and English)


April 28-29 Presbyterian Polity Today - Kamal Hassan (PSFEC)
May 19-20 Church Leadership in Current American Context - Soong-Chan Rah (FPCH)
June 23-24 Old Testament Overview - Carol Miles (PSFEC)
July 28-29 Old Testament: Book Study - Pablo Morataya (PSFEC)
August 25-26 Discipleship and Social Justice - Debra Lee (?)
September 29-30 Church History and Ethos - Gregory Love (PSFEC)