Understanding the fine distinctions between “CHANGE” and “TRANSITIONS” is crucial for those ministers serving in a connectional system. This topic is addressed in “Pastoral Transitions,” a special course being held on September 28th and 29th at the Heathman Lodge, 7801 NE Greenwood Dr., Vancouver, WA. This event is sponsored by Bishop Staccato Powell, Presiding Prelate of the Western Episcopal District of the AME Zion Church. The course will take place during the “Explosion 2017 – Dare to Believe Festival.”

This course consists of five hours, and will be conducted over two days:  On Thursday (9/28/17), we’ll begin at 10:30 AM and end at 3:30 PM (breaks/lunch are included during this time-frame).  On Friday (9/29/17), we’ll start at  10:30 AM and conclude at 12:30 PM.  Participants will receive a certificate in “Pastoral Transitions”, issued by the Center for Congregational Health.

Tuition for this 5-hour (.5 CEU’s) course is $250. 

Suggested housing: Heathman Lodge  (360-254-3100)

Register for this course