Continuing Education


On Campus Events

October 22

Join us at CDSP on October 22 for a day of theological reflection, discussion and worship as we explore the church’s response to the crisis of climate change. Speakerswill include former Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori, who is the current St. Margaret’s Visiting Professor of Women in Ministry; Bishop Marc Andrus of California, CDSP President and Dean W. Mark Richardson, and Professor Cynthia Moe-Lobeda, professor of theological and social ethics at CDSP and Pacific Lutheran Seminary of California Lutheran University.

Learn more and register online.

November 12

Have you wondered if your congregation is using the best new tools available to reach out to the community? Does your ministry need better ways to communicate? How can you create a community online that reflects your “in real life” church world?

On November 12, leaders from the E-Formation Learning Community at the Center for the Ministry of Teaching, Virginia Theological Seminary, will visit CDSP to answer these and other questions at a day-long workshop for lay leaders, parish administrators and communicators, clergy, and seminarians interested in social media and digital technology in ministry. In addition to plenary and consultation time, the day will include workshops on:

  • Church Website (Re)Design
  • Using Online Spiritual Resources
  • Basic Social Media: Facebook and Twitter for Congregations and Individuals
  • E-vangelism 101: Online Newsletters and Digital Advertising
  • Faith in Motion: Web Video and Digital Storytelling
  • Using Specialized Community Outreach and Communication Tools

Date: Saturday, November 12, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Cost: $25, including lunch

Register online now, and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with questions.

Co-sponsored by CDSP, the Diocese of California, and Province VIII

January 15 - 20, 2017

Taught by a team of experienced Industrial Areas Foundation community organizers, this class will cover conceptual studies and practical skillbuilding in how to engage the public mission of the church in the world.

Learn practices for living as Church in the World, with special attention on:

  • Mission,
  • Sustainable leadership,
  • Strategic thinking and acting,
  • Forming collaborative relationships for missional action.

Taught using presentations, discussions, role-play, readings, and class participation.

Open to GTU students for academic credit (contact the CDSP Registrar to enroll) and to clergy and laity for continuing education credits.

Anna Eng is Lead Organizer for the Bay Area IAF Communities

Anna and the other organizer instructors provide leadership training to clergy and lay leaders from all faith traditions and help them to build strong, sustainable organizations capable of educating and engaging members around their own missions and around issues affecting their families and communities.

Dr. Jennifer Snow, Assistant Professor of Practical Theology and Director of Extended Learning, will be the assisting faculty member for this course.

Course Fee: $500 (for CEU credits)

Registration fee includes lunch Monday - Friday.