Learning Circles

The six learning circles are offered in a circular rotation each March/April and October/November over the course of three years. Each circle is 10 days long. New students join the rotation as they enter the program. DLM identity is an overarching theme that is addressed in each learning circle.

Caring for Community (March 7-17 2022)
  • Ecology and stewardship
  • Pastoral care
  • Pastoral Occasions & Contexts (eg. Birth, marriage, funerals; nursing homes, prisons, hospitals)
  • Ethics
  • Boundaries in ministry
The Community’s Story (October 17 – 27, 2022)
  • Biblical story – how we tell story; exegesis of text & context
  • Proclamation (including preaching & evangelism)
  • UCC history and theology
  • Worship
  • Sacraments