Continuing Education Policy

Continuing education is to further develop the knowledge and skills of clergy for ministry. All active clergy (elders, deacons, local pastors, commissioned, etc.), who are members of and/or serving within the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference, are expected to acquire four Continuing Education Units (CEU’s) within each quadrennium. No one event may count for more than two CEU’s toward the required four within a quadrennium.

One CEU is accrued for 10 contact hours of continuing education (a contact hour is actual time spent in a workshop, lecture or group session). It does not include lunches, breaks or recreational activities. For activities less than 10 hours, we offer .1 CEU’s per contact hour.

Sexual Ethics Workshops

The Level 1 (Basic) Workshop is mandatory for all persons seeking certification as candidates in ministry, candidates for ministerial roles and for all other individuals beginning ministerial roles within the Eastern PA Conference. Learn more…

Upcoming Sexual Ethics Workshops:
Sat 24

Basic Sexual Ethics

October 24 @ 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Jan 30

Basic Sexual Ethics

January 30, 2021 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm

Individuals Requesting Continuing Education Units

Individuals who attend events that do not offer CEU’s and would like CEU credits may write to Rev. Robin G. Fisher at 122 E. Plainfield Ave., Pen Argyl, PA  18072, 570-534-4588, If granted, the Board of Ordained Ministry will issue a certificate. The following information about the event is to be included with the request (one page is sufficient, two pages maximum):

  1. Name, address, phone number and email address of the person making the request
  2. Relationship to the Annual Conference (elder, deacon, local pastor, commissioned, etc.)
  3. Date
  4. Location
  5. Sponsor
  6. Leadership and instructors
  7. Purpose
  8. Content
  9. Number of contact hours (number of hours for lectures and workshops)
  10. How the information will be used in the practice of ministry in the present appointment or in preparation for a future appointment.