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Spring 2024 Continuing Education

Registration is now open for Spring 2024 continuing education courses.

Thriving in Bi-Vocational Ministry (TBVM) is a continuing education program that provides pastoral leaders safe, collaborative cohorts to learn, develop, or hone practical skills for ministry such as preaching, pastoral care, Biblical interpretation, church administration and spiritual formation.

Participants are integrated into peer learning communities where difficulties can be processed, successes celebrated, and experiences and resources can be shared. TBVM provides participants with the techniques and supportive relationships they need to develop their competency, confidence, and stamina for ministry. 

Thriving in Bi-Vocational Ministry SPRING 2024 Course Offerings

Admission is first come, first served, and most courses have a maximum of 15 participants.
All applicants will be notified by email regarding their application.

NEW FOR SPRING 2024: Soul Care – Spiritual Direction & Formation for Lay Leaders

Who is eligible for the following TBVM Cohorts?
Eligible participants for the following cohorts are locally-formed priests, deacons, or lay leaders in the Iona Collaborative network of dioceses or local schools of formation, BKSM, or Stevenson School for Ministry. If you are currently a student at a local school, please wait until you graduate to register for a cohort.  Current TBVM students may only register for one course at a time. If you are currently registered for a TBVM course that will continue into the Spring 2024 semester, please consider joining our Fall 2024 cohorts.

Click Here for a List of Participating Dioceses

COHORT CLOSED: Preaching Mark in Lectionary Year B

Liturgy Lab Cohort: Planning and Implementation

Pastoral Care Lab Cohort

Writing as a Spiritual Practice Cohort

Please contact Rebecca Hall, Programs Director,

These courses are part of the wider Thriving in Ministry Initiative generously funded by Lilly Endowment, Inc., Trinity Wall Street Church, and the Iona Collaborative.