Originally published as: A lifelong call to learn: approaches to continuing education for church leaders / Edited by Robert E. Reber and D. Bruce Roberts. Nashville TN: Abingdon Press, 2000.
Includes bibliographical references.
"More than nine years have passed since the publication of the first edition of this book, which focused on continuing theological education for church professionals, whether clergy or laity. .... This revised edition focuses on the broad area of continuing education for religious professionals and laity. The contributors offer a variety of perspectives that have emerged from years of experience and reflection on their work with clergy and laity in a variety of programs. .... There is no greater educational need in the life of congregations and religious organizations today than having a committed, informed, and continually educated leadership." -- Preface.
Contents divided into four main parts: I: Historical Perspectives and Educational Contexts -- II: Theory and Research in Continuing Education -- III: Innovations in Continuing Theological Education -- IV: Development, Management, and Promotion of Programs.
Contents: Preface: Why This Book ? -- Acknowledgements -- Contributors -- From Yesterday to Today in Continuing Theological Education / Mark Rouch -- Educating Out of the Future: Where Are We Headed in Continuing Theological Education ? / Robert E. Reber -- Building Systems of Continuing Education for the Professions / Ronald M. Cervero -- Motivated Learning and Practice: A Peer Group Model / D. Bruce Roberts -- Peer Groups Matter: The Impact of Leadership, Composition, and Cost / Penny Long Marler -- What Constitutes Effective Teaching with Adults ? / D. Bruce Roberts -- Energizing, Supporting, and Sustaining Religious Leaders through Peer Learning Groups / D. Bruce Roberts -- Making Sense of Ministry: A Clergy Cluster Project / Tim Dolan -- Coaching as Continuing Education: The Auburn Seminary Experience / Laurie J. Ferguson and Frederick W. Weidmann -- Why Would Lay People Want Theological Education Anyway ? / Sally Simmel -- Linking Faith and Work: Continuing Education for Professionals / Robert E. Reber -- Bending Over Backward to Prepare Nontraditional Students / Marvin L. Morgan -- Multifaith Continuing Education: Leading Faithfully in a Religiously Diverse World / Justus N. Baird -- Educating Religious Leadership for a Multireligious Society / Robert E. Reber -- Connected Learning for Ministry in a Technological Age / A. Christopher Hammon -- The Politics of Moving Continuing Education to the Center of the Institutional Mission / Donald Guthrie and Ronald Cervero -- Getting from Here to There, Wherever That May Be: Program Planning, Design, and Evaluation / Janet L. Maykus -- Learning as a Model for Developing and Promoting Lifelong Learning for Ministry / Dent Davis -- Welcoming the Whole Person / Carolyn Henninger Oehler -- Through Many Dangers, Toils, and Snares: Risk Management in Continuing Education Programs / Eileen Macholl -- Conclusion: What Might the Future Be ? / Robert E. Reber and D. Bruce Roberts.