The Office of Continuing Formation for Ministry for United Methodist Continuing Educators has 15 scholarships available, to cover the fee ($350) to attend the annual meeting of the Society for the Advancement of Continuing Education for Ministry (SACEM) - and is extending the deadline to apply, to December 7, 2009.
SACEM's 2010 meeting will be January 21-24, at the Scarritt Bennett Center in Nashville, Tennessee. The theme is Transforming Boundaries: Creating Communities of Learning and Renewal.
In the past, the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry (GBHEM) has hosted the annual UM Continuing Educators' meeting immediately following the SACEM meeting, but this year, since the SACEM annual meeting is focused on peer groups, and GBHEM will be developing these during the 2009-2012 quadrennium, there will not be an extended UM Continuing Educators' meeting. However, GBHEM will host a dinner for all UM Continuing Educators during the SACEM event.
HiRho Park, Director of Continuing Education, has been involved in planning for the SACEM annual meeting.
Again, the deadline to register for a scholarship is December 7, 2009. To apply, contact Elizabeth at firstname.lastname@example.org and request a scholarship application.
Recipients still will be responsible for their lodging and transportation.