Pathways for Effective Leadership course offered by SVMC – News



By Donna Rhodes

The Susquehanna Valley Ministry Center (SVMC) offers the TRIM (Training in Ministry) course “Pathways for Effective Leadership, Part 1”, with Randy Yoder as an instructor. This is an intensive course that will take place online over two weekends, March 25-26, 2022 and April 29-30, 2022.

SVMC is a five-district partnership of the Brethren Church—Northeast Atlantic, Southern Pennsylvania, Central Pennsylvania, Western Pennsylvania, and Mid-Atlantic—with Bethany Theological Seminary and Brethren Academy for Ministerial Leadership.

Students in the TRIM and/or EFSM (Education for Shared Ministry) programs at the academy will receive credit in ministry skills upon completion. Continuing education students, including ministers and credentialed pastors, will receive 2.0 continuing education units. The course is also available to laypersons for their own personal enrichment.

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Part 1 of the course will deal with more technical skills for nurturing strong and relevant congregations. Part 2 will take place in Spring 2023. This course is relevant for full-time, multi-vocational ministers. Both parts of the course can be taken individually, although attendance at both is highly recommended.

Please consider attending this class. The deadline for registration is February 25. Register and send payment to the Susquehanna Valley Ministry Center at the address listed on the course brochure at You can also choose to register online using the link in the brochure. If you have any questions, please contact [email protected]

– Donna Rhodes is executive director of the Susquehanna Valley Ministry Center, based on the campus of Elizabethtown (Pennsylvania) College. For more information, visit


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