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The Northwestern Pennsylvania Institute for Ministry Education is a collaborative ministry of the Episcopal Diocese of Northwestern Pennsylvania and the Northwestern Pennsylvania Synod of the ELCA.. It was established in 2008 to encourage and enable partnerships to provide the resources necessary to prepare persons for particular ministries.

Preparation is provided for:

  • Persons seeking commissioning, consecration, or ordination;
  • Persons seeking licensed or authorized ministries;
  • Persons to be equipped for various ministries in congregations and communities;
  • Persons interested in deeper theological studies; and
  • Ordained and rostered leaders who desire significant Continuing Education opportunities.
  • For more information on the Institute, please contact Canon Vanessa Butler by phone (814.456.4203) or by e-mail.

    2015 Course Offerings

    Old Testament

    January 7-10, 2015

    Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg


    TBD - February/March 2015

    Contemporary Issues

    TBD - Late Spring 2015


    TBD - Fall 2015

    Continuing Education Gatherings for

    Licensed Worship Leaders and Preachers

    None Scheduled

    Typical Agenda

    9:30 AM - Gathering for coffee and conversation

    10:00 AM - Sessions begins

    12:00 PM - Lunch - Bring your own lunch or visit a local food vendor.

    Afternoon - Sessions continue…closing 2:00-3:00 PM, depending on the needs and wishes of the group

    To register, email Pastor Jones at sjones@nwpaelca.org OR contact the Institute for Ministry Education at instituteforministry@gmail.com. Upon registration or when available, information about resources and advanced reading assignments will be shared with each participant.

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