Methodist Theological School in Ohio has formed the “UCC Learning Network” at MTSO, a house of studies serving students, clergy and lay leaders who are members of the United Church of Christ.
The UCC Learning Network will support MTSO’s UCC students throughout their theological education and help them become familiar with the denomination’s ordination processes. It also will serve UCC clergy and lay leaders with opportunities for lifelong education through MTSO’s Theological Commons.
As part of the UCC Learning Network, MTSO is augmenting its academic offerings in UCC history and polity by creating inquiry groups of UCC students. They will meet together under the guidance of UCC Central Southeast Ohio Association Minister Janine Wilson and MTSO Professor of Worship and Music Robin Knowles Wallace, an authorized minister in the UCC. Inquiry groups will have additional opportunities to meet with UCC clergy and denominational leaders.
More information about the UCC Learning Network is at www.mtso.edu/ucc.
“MTSO has long had students from the United Church of Christ preparing for ministry, chaplaincy and counseling,” Wallace said. “This learning network will be based in a community of inquiry and practice as UCC students in all MTSO degree programs network with each other, with persons throughout the denomination, and with the ethos of the UCC.”
“We’ve had a strong affiliation with the UCC on our board of trustees, in our teaching and in our student body, and we welcome this intentional partnership for the education and formation of UCC ministers,” said MTSO Dean and Vice President for Academic Affairs Lisa Withrow.
Information for this story was provided by Methodist Theological School in Ohio.