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GTF Residential Institutes

The Residential Institute hosted in June, 2016

The Residential Institute hosted in June, 2016

GTF Residential Institutes are an excellent way to earn two Units of Study or to fulfill the Non-Project Option for professional doctoral programs.  Institutes offer an opportunity to study on-site at the GTF administrative offices in a small group setting.  The next scheduled Residential Institute is September 12-16, 2016.  Institutes are scheduled through December of 2017, in order offer students the opportunity to plan their course of study well in advance.

To learn more about GTF Institutes please click any of the links below for a full description of each seminar.

September 12-16, 2016 — Registration deadline: August 29, 2016
TopicExamining Approaches in Pastoral Nurture
Seminar Titles: 
  • a.m. Exploring Options in the Practice of Ministry
  • p.m. Examining Approaches in Pastoral Care and Counseling

October 17-21, 2016 — Registration deadline: September 26, 2016
TopicChurch Leadership
Seminar Titles: 
  • a.m. The Ministry of Leadership
  • p.m. Spirituality for Church Leaders

December 5-9, 2016 – Registration deadline: November 14, 2016
Topic: The Practice of Ministry in a Changing World
Seminar Titles: 
  • a.m. Defining Ministry in a Changing World
  • p.m. Clergy Stress and Satisfaction in the Workplace

June 12-16, 2017 — Registration deadline: May 15, 2017
Topic: Meaning, Personhood and Relationships
Seminar Titles:
  • a.m. Meaning and Personhood in Psychotherapy
  • p.m. Personhood and Relationships in Psychotherapy

September 11-15, 2017 — Registration deadline: August 18, 2017
Topic: The Classical Schools of Counseling and Their Relevance to Pastoral Issues
Seminar Titles: 
  • a.m.  Clinical Psychology in the Pastoral Setting
  • p.m. The Nature of Ministry in Pastoral Care Professions

December 11-15, 2017 — Registration deadline:  November 13, 2017
Seminar Titles:
  • a.m.  Exploring Options in the Practice of Ministry
  • p.m.  Examining Approaches in Pastoral Care and Counseling