LEARN - Local Education and Renewal Network

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On-line seminars for enrichment and continuing education

Looking for opportunities to learn with reasonable tuition, a distinguished faculty, and a convenient schedule? Try a LEARN on-line seminar.

Created to meet specific needs of working clergy, involved laity, and other church leaders, the Local Education and Renewal Network (LEARN) provides universal access to the outstanding learning resources of the Andover Newton community via an internet-based, on-line approach. These noncredit seminars are aimed at a variety of specific needs and educational levels and are open enrollment. You do not have to be a matriculated Andover Newton student to attend.

Thinking of a theological education but don't have the time to travel to classes? A LEARN seminar is the perfect place to begin.

LEARN is a partnership initiated by Andover Newton in order to provide education and renewal experiences for both laity and clergy. It tailors its offerings to meet specific needs related to both topic and delivery.

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Our current offerings

The Local Education and Renewal Network (LEARN) provides local access to the learning resources of the Andover Newton community. LEARN is a partnership initiated by Andover Newton in order to provide education and renewal experiences for both laity and clergy. It tailors its offerings to meet specific needs related to both topic and delivery.
Our current offerings include:

Empowerment seminars— These four-week, on-line courses for church leaders are intended to equip them to respond to important and pressing issues in congregational life. Many of them are offered jointly with the Alban Institute and have Alban authors as instructors. They assume that participants have experience in and knowledge of the topic. These seminars include weekly reading and participation in on-line discussion. The primary audience is pastors seeking continuing education, although that is not a requirement for participation.

Engagement seminars—These two-week, on-line discussions for church leaders are intended to provide an opportunity to have an on-going conversation with the author of a significant book on ministry and leadership. The conversations focus on the implications of the author’s work for participants and their ministries. They assume that participants have experience in and knowledge of the topic and have read the book that is being discussed. Open to both clergy and laity.

Enrichment seminars—These four-week on-line experiences are intended to meet the needs and interests of those just beginning to explore the topic. All the seminars include weekly reading assignments and on-line discussion opportunities under the leadership of a skilled instructor.

In addition to these we are continually seeking partnerships with denominations and other groups in order to provide locally based learning for personal and congregational renewal.

To explore these possibilities further contact:
Jeff Jones
Director of Ministry Studies
1-617-831-2364
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