Continuing Education


On Campus Events

As ministers we are called to serve our faith communities and the wider community. When we use the vulnerabilities of those we serve to satisfy our personal needs, we have violated boundaries and betrayed a sacred trust. Those actions cause substantial harm to those we serve, whether that abuse is sexual, financial, or relational. Using curriculum from the FaithTrust Institute we will examine the damaging effects of boundary violations, and learn how to develop personal and corporate strategies for maintaining healthy boundaries.

Continuing education students are invited to join this for-credit course, which meets diocesan requirements for certification in safe practices in working with adults.

January 9 - 13, 2017
1:30pm to 5:30pm

2 CEUs


Instructor: Lizann Bassham


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.

The Rev. Dr. Ruth Meyers, Dean of Academic Affairs and Hodges-Haynes Professor of Liturgics, will be the assisting faculty member for this course.

Course Fee: $500 (for CEU credits)

Registration fee includes lunch Monday - Friday.


March 18, 2017

Join us on campus for the fifth annual CDSP Youth Ministry Symposium with keynote speaker Leslie A. Choplin, D.Ed.Min., co-author of "These Are Our Bodies:  Talking Faith and Sexuality at Church and at Home," a new curriculum from Church Publishing.

Choplin received her doctor of educational ministry from Columbia Theological Seminary and spent a decade as a director of Christian education, sexual misconduct prevention trainer, facilitator, and speaker in Episcopal congregations across the United States. She currently serves in the Ph.D. program at Virginia Commonwealth University School of Social Work.

The Youth Ministry Symposium is co-sponsored by the Diocese of California, Diocese of Northern California, and Province VIII.