ERIC Number: ED029258
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
Reference Count: 0
Continuing Education and the Church's Ministry; A Bibliographical Survey.
Gamble, Connolly C., Jr.
A review is presented of books, articles, papers, and brochures from the period 1948-67 that deal with, or are relevant to, the continuing education of clergymen. In the first section, problems with personal faith, the ministry of the Church, ministerial roles and tasks, and professional growth and learning are considered, together with pressures on individuals and their families. The next section concerns the need for churches to engage the laity more fully in mission and to understand technological and social change, relationships of religion and the churches to society, and the changing requirements of mission. Student decision and motivation, student recruitment and selection, personnel practices, clergy income, and issues and innovation in seminary training and subsequent continuing education are also examined. Conclusions and recommendations are set forth with particular reference to the United Presbyterian Church. The document includes 21 references and a list of residential programs. (ly)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Union Theological Seminary in Virginia, Richmond.
Identifiers: United Presbyterian Church