Don't miss our conference on November 1-4, 2018. Scroll down for information on this, and a description of one of the ALLLM sponsored workshops.
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Saturday November 3  2:30pm

ALLLM Annual Meeting

Our annual meeting will be held during the REA conference, at 2:30 pm on Saturday November 3. All ALLLM members are cordially invited to join us.

Here's the agenda:
  • Review of the minutes of our meeting on December 11, 2017
  • Financial and Membership Report
  • Review of the Leadership Team and Association Activities
  • Election of Leadership Team members
  • Discussion of Future programs and next steps, including:
    • proposal to hold quarterly online meetings to offer support and networking to providers of continuing education programs
    • discussion of ways to increase our membership, and strategies to approach (1) educational institutions and (2) denominational judicatories
    • brainstorming topics/theme speakers for the 2019 Annual meeting
Please plan to join us for this important networking opportunity, and help us chart the future of ALLLM

Thursday November 1 5:30pm

Diana Butler Bass to speak at the November Conference

Diana Butler Bass is an author, speaker, and independent scholar specializing in American religion and culture.

We've invited her to describe her understanding of how the North American church is changing, and how those changes require different knowledge and skills from church leaders. In a time when the tried and true doesn't always seem to be working, Bass will share some success stories, and offer insight into how those of us who train ministry leaders can build on these to adapt our course offerings.

Be sure to register for this session, which includes light refreshments and a cash bar, when you complete your REA Conference registration.

At a Friday morning workshop, ALLLM Officers Sarah Erickson, Stephen Fetter and Jim Haun will facilitate discussion reflecting on Bass’s Thursday evening presentation. We’ll consider the implications of her observations and recommendations for our educational and pastoral contexts and how we may apply them in our particular settings.

REA Annual Conference: Beyond White Normativity
Nov. 1-4, 2018

ALLLM is pleased to partner with REA as a related learning organization, offering three workshops, a reception, the ALLLM Annual meeting and a time to gather as a working group to reflect on our common work.

Our Annual Meeting will be held at the
     Hyatt Regency Reston
          1800 Presidents Street
          Reston, Virginia, USA, 20190

Click here to Register for the Conference
Click here for Accommodations Information

ALLLM Sponsored Workshops

ALLLM members are welcome to attend any of the workshops that are hosted by the REA, but your Leadership Team has commissioned these three which we hope will be of particular interest to those offering continuing education programming:

Implications to Implementation: Responding to Diana Butler Bass’s Remarks

Three officers of ALLLM will facilitate a conversation about how Bass's remarks the previous evening could have an impact on the continuing education programming we offer in our own particular educational and pastoral contexts.
  • Rev. Sarah Erickson, Director, Lifelong Learning, Columbia Theological Seminary, Decatur, GA.
  • Rev. Stephen Fetter, Program Coordinator for Webinars and Electronic Meetings, The United Church of Canada
  • Rev. Jim Haun, Consultant, Leadership Coaching at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary; Plymouth, MN

What Do You Think You're Doing? Supporting Dynamic Continuing Education in Changing Landscapes

This workshop will explore the who, what, and how of sustaining a nimble and relevant continuing education program within the larger context of ministry education and practice:  Who are our participants likely to be, and what ministries are they doing?  What are they likely to need?  And how do we continually assess and reshape our programs?
  • Helen Blier PhD., Director of Continuing Education, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary

Intercultural Ministries in The United Church of Canada: Faithfully Challenging White Privilege

Three leaders from The United Church of Canada will reflect on how the focus on intercultural ministries is changing their congregations, theological schools, denominational decision-making, and understandings of mission and ministry, and will describe what they each do to educate and nurture this development.
  • Rev. Stephen Fetter, Minister, Forest Hill United Church, Toronto ON
  • Adele Halliday Team Leader, Discipleship and Witness, The United Church of Canada.
  • Dr. HyeRan Kim-Cragg, Lydia Gruchy Professor of Pastoral Studies in St. Andrew’s College, Saskatoon


ALLLM Annual Meeting: Saturday afternoon November 3

Sunday morning Gathering

Continuing education leaders to reflect together on learnings from the conference and ways to take these home.


Become an ALLLM Member today

to assure discounted registration for the REA meeting

Membership provides:

  • resources, program opportunities and services for growth in ministry;
  • a framework for sharing insights and experiences through a broad range of contacts with other professionals;
  • identification of issues facing the profession, with strategies, programs, and methods to address them;
  • research opportunities and support for research projects;
  • a channel for advocacy; and
  • an organization that is searching for and implementing new ways to serve the field of lifelong learning for ministry.


Join the REA too, and save

ALLLM has become a "Related Learning Organiation" with the Religious Education Association, so ALLLM members are entitled to join the REA at the lowest membership fee levels. For 2018 these are:

  • $40 for retirees and students
  • $80 for individual ALLLM members

Click HERE to join or renew membership in the REA

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