A collaborative ministry of the
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in West Virginia
Bethany College,
with substantial underwriting provided by a grant from the
Oreon E. Scott Foundation
Upcoming Learning Events...

A Video of Your Congregation!  It Can Be Done!
September 12-13, 2014
Mountainside Conference Center, Bethany
Recommendation: Each church should send a 2 people with interest in the concept, at least one of whom is
computer literate.
A weekend seminar on creating local church histories.  The course will be held September 12-13, 2014.  Dr. Morgan and John Scott
Williams created the video history of their congregation, National City Christian Church, Washington, DC.  Peter Morgan will explore
options for script preparation.  John Scott Williams will share techniques for filming and editing.  He will identify potential resources
for visual material as well as recommending software for enhancing the visual aspects of history sharing.
See promotional video at YouTube
Friday  Sept. 12
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.   (Lunch, including a birthday celebration for Alexander Campbell, from 12:30 to 1:30)
6:00 pm   Cookout at the Grimes’ Home w/students
Saturday  Sept 13
9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Lunch 12:30 to 1:30)
3:00 visits to Bethany historic sites.
Understanding of Heritage. 1 CEU. Register by Aug. 31
Cost:  $35
Lunches and continental breakfasts included in registration fees.  Additional meals, at your expense, may be arranged for the
event.  See Rev. Chafin when you arrive.
Register Online Here  
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Spiritual Gift Based Ministry
October 17-18 , 2014
Mountainside Conference Center, Bethany
Rev. Steven Smith, Rev. Rosetta Smith, pastors at United Disciples Church, Charleston, and
Kevin DiGregorio, Ph.D., corporate coach in visioning and change

For church leaders and others wanting to grow in faith and effectiveness in ministry, discovery of your spiritual gifts will make a great
difference. You are encouraged to bring these learnings to the life of your congregation by bringing along several leaders from your
congregation.  A Spiritual Gift Assessment will be mailed to you in advance, which you need to complete and bring to the event;
You MUST register before Sep. 12 - no exceptions.
  Download a pdf brochure to share with others
6:00 pm        Gathering
6:30-9:00      Intro to Spiritual Gifts Book
9-10 am        Assessment Scoring
10-11:45       Groups: Spiritual Gifts 1-11
1-2:30            Spiritual Gifts 12-22
2:30-2:45      Break
 Spiritual Gifts 23-33
 Wrap Up

Register Online Here
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Church Leadership:  Best Practices
February 23-24 or 28-29, 2015
Rev. Dr. Todd Adams
Disciples of Christ Associate General Minister
Watch website for details.  Church Administration and Planning. 1 CEU

March 16-17, 2015
Rev. Dr. Bonnie Thurston
Noted WV Author, Lecturer, and Retreat Leader
Watch website for details.  Biblical Knowledge. 1 CEU
Limited housing for attendees may be available at the Gresham Inn at Mountainside Conference Center, which
is the location for most Buffalo Seminary events.  Please contact the inn directly at 304-829-4343.

Questions about our schedule or programs may be directed to
Rev. Dr. Larry Grimes, Dean of Buffalo Seminary
Issues with registration or payment may be directed to
Rev. David Chafin, Deputy Regional Minister
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