At the 2021 Association Annual Meeting on October 30, General Minister Nayiri Karjian announced an exciting new opportunity to transform NEOSOM into The SPIRE Center – School of Possibility Inspiration Reimagining and Exploration. Through the SPIRE Center, our Association will provide training and resources to church leaders, multiple paths to ordination, inspire thoughtful and impactful ministries, and more. Further information is available here.
Christianity was first known simply as “the Way” (Acts 9:2) – the way of life embodied in Jesus the Christ – and that way has content. And content is both learned and, by the grace of God, lived – lived in such a way that ordinary people are inspired to preserve and pass on that way from generation to generation. Christianity is both taught and caught, and our lay and continuing education program takes as its mission not only the transmission of information and knowledge, but also the formation of followers of Jesus Christ. Our three-year cycle of such basic courses as Bible, theology, ethics, church history, stewardship, faith formation, evangelism, and mission is intended to better equip the saints of God for the work of the church. Northeast Ohio School of Ministry provides ongoing opportunities for the church to continue its task of educating its leaders. Take a few minutes to listen to some students whose faith journey has been enriched by NEOSOM!