Chautauqua Institution

Chautauqua’s interfaith New Clergy Program offers summer conferences and invites applications from interested new clergy in Christian, Jewish, and Islamic faith communities.

2014 New Clergy Conferences

SUSTAINING AND ENRICHING CLERGY LEADERSHIP FOR CONGREGATIONAL LIFE

Week Three: July 5-12 and
Week Eight: August 9 - 16

Chautauqua’s interfaith New Clergy Program is offering two one-week conferences this summer and invites applications from interested new clergy in Christian, Jewish, and Islamic faith communities. In each of these identical seminar weeks, the Chautauqua Institution provides full accommodations for clergy and spouse or partner. Participants will reside on the Institution grounds, share meals, and meet daily with the program's directors, faculty, and the distinguished chaplains and lecturers present each week in Chautauqua's platform program. Discussions focus on issues and experiences relevant to growth and renewal in ministry.

Conference participant grants are awarded to women and men of the Abrahamic traditions who have been in congregational ministry beyond seminary no more than seven years. This program is made possible through foundation support and scholarships. Grants cover residency, meals, and access to the full Chautauqua program. Participants are responsible for their transportation arrangements and costs.

Not a vacation week, this program is designed for adult professional interest and development. Because of the nature of the experience and the program schedule, the program is not conducive to the inclusion of children. CEU's are available.

For further information contact:

Nancy L. Roberts

Administrative Assistant
Department of Religion

Chautauqua Institution
PO Box 74
Chautauqua, NY 14722-0074

or e-mail nroberts@ciweb.org.