ERIC Number: ED113550
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Jun-16
Continuing Education for Ministry--Perspectives and Prospects.
Gamble, Connolly C.
The development of continuing education for ministry shows a need for more growth and change in seminary training to meet the fundamental needs of the clergy and the laity. Recent changes since 1960 have resulted in three developments: (1) the need for continuing education for ministry has been recognized; (2) the increasing number in the variety and distribution of continuing education resources that present predominantly a standard theological curriculum of biblical, historical, doctrinal, and pastoral concerns; and (3) the interaction between learning and practice has been recognized and the responsibility of the clergy-learner in the parish context has been identified as an essential ingredient in individual plans for continuing education. A problem exists in the lack of participation in continuing education programs among the clergy who need this form of organized programs of study. This problem comes as a result of the lack of resources for funding experiments and improvements in continuing education programs for ministry. Despite budgetary problems, development in research on continuing education in ministry has increased over the years. Future trends to meet the training needs of the clergy will show an increasing role for continuing education. (Author/EC)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Address to the Annual Meeting of SACEM (8th, June 16, 1975)