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Wisconsin Course and Certificate Opportunities

Companions in Ministry welcomes applications

Marquette University’s Companions in Ministry is an ecumenical support program for Christian pastors in southeast Wisconsin, seeking to improve their spiritual and professional well-being.  The program engages 180 pastors from diverse denominations in prayer, retreats, supportive relationships, spiritual companionship and group discussions. Companions in Ministry welcomes applications for Cohort Two. Small “affinity” groups for Cohort Two include: Senior/Soon to Retire Pastors; Pastors Serving Small Congregations (250 or less); Mid-Career Pastors; Female Pastors; Pastors Who Are Parents / Guardians. Learn more and register.

Contemplative Renewal welcomes applications 

The Ecumenical Center for Clergy Spiritual Renewal hosts a two-year “Contemplative Renewal” for early and mid-career clergy at Holy Wisdom Monastery, an ecumenical monastery outside of Madison. This unique experience is available at no cost, thanks to grants.  Early and mid-career ordained pastors, currently serving half-time or more in a congregational setting, are invited to apply for the next cohort, to begin in July 2020. See more details. Questions? Contact Rev. Jerry Buss (608) 836-1631 ext. 163 or Rev. Nancy Enderle (608) 836-1631 ext. 114.

Clinical Pastoral Education

Interested in enhancing your pastoral skills, discerning a vocational change, or meeting seminary, ordination and/or board-certified chaplaincy requirements? Advocate Aurora Health offers Clinical Pastoral Education programs in and between Green Bay, Wisconsin and Bloomington, Illinois in a range of contexts from inner city medical centers to rural community hospitals. Learn more.

Opportunities at Aurora Health Care Metro, Inc., CPE in Milwaukee and other Advocate Aurora sites.

Opportunities at Aurora Health Medical Centers in North and Central Wisconsin.

Come Alive! An Eight Session Program for a More Abundant Spiritual and Physical Life

Come Alive! is a new, evidence-based curriculum for Christian congregations that makes the connection between spiritual and physical well-being. Throughout this topical small group study, you will discover spiritual practices to strengthen your relationship with God, and proven ways to incorporate anti-inflammatory natural whole foods & activities to improve your health. Find more information here, or contact Angela Stephenson at or 630-200-2533.

A joint project of Advocate Health Care & the OCEAN-HP at the University of Illinois at Chicago.