Continuing Education for Pastors

Preparing for ministry is never a one-time event. Instead, we as pastors are constantly being formed for the ministry that God has called us into. Read More

Fruitful Practices

Without an intentional plan, we can easily jump at whatever learning opportunity seems most interesting at the time (whether or not it’s what we really need to be growing in). Here are some resources for healthy practices and planning for ongoing learning in ministry.

Finding Balance | Learning Plan | Funding | Finding Your Fit | Practices | Sabbaticals

Reading, Watching, Listening

One of the primary ongoing ways to learn is by engaging in ideas and stories found in books, movies, documentaries, music, podcasts, etc. Click below for resources organized by the areas of Our Calling.

Faith Formation | Servant Leadership | Global Mission | Mercy & Justice | Proclamation & Worship

Short-Term Learning Opportunities

Conferences, gatherings, and the like are great opportunities to go deep in a certain area of ministry. The opportunities listed below via the links are organized learning events that are generally one week or less in length.

Faith Formation | Servant Leadership | Global Mission | Mercy & Justice | Proclamation & Worship

Formal Learning Opportunities

These are more involved programs that a pastor and/or the church may commit to for a longer period. Formal programs allow a more intensive and directed learning environment, and, the in the case of programs offered by an academic institution, the accreditation process can contribute a high standard in the educational opportunities.

Formal Learning Opportunities

Places of Learning

Perhaps you don’t know exactly what type of conference, book, or program to engage in, but you’re curious to know what some places of learning offer on an ongoing basis. Below you’ll find lists of places with short descriptions that can allow you to go deeper.

Places of Learning

Pastors New to the CRC

For pastors who are new to the Christian Reformed Church, here is a document with suggestions on how to gain familiarity with our churches and denomination.

Learning for Pastors New to the CRC