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...

Summer Clergy Institute
August 18-20, 2014
Mountainside Conference Center, Bethany
Focus on Preaching and Liturgy
Rev. Dr. Rick Lowery,
Rev. Dr. Larry Grimes,
Rev. James Trader II,
Rev. David Chafin

This three-day event is designed to strengthen the ministry of pastors - commissioned, ordained, or those exploring standing in the
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) - through classroom, reading, interaction with church leaders, and immersion in the
experience of the "home of the heart" for Disciples, beautiful historic Bethany.  Continue to watch this site for schedule.  

Worship. Proclamation of the Word. 1 CEU.  Register by 7/31
Cost:   $35 per day or $100 for full event
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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A Video of Your Congregation!  It Can Be Done!
September 12-13, 2014
Mountainside Conference Center, Bethany
Rev. Dr. Peter Morgan and John Scott Williams
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. Understanding of Heritage. 1 CEU.  
Registration coming soon.  See promotional video at YouTube

Spiritual Gifts Discovery Workshop
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

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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