UM Full Study Leave is back by popular demand! And new to 2015, we have extended your time to allow you more opportunity to find the time to read, reflect, research, or just relax. Offered in conjunction with the UM Full Connection Seminar, this time for provisional elders in the United Methodist Church will begin with a seminar on the topics for ordination papers, and then follow with five days to write and reflect. This experience will conclude with worship together and can cost as little as $350. We provide all the resources you'll need to make your week as productive as possible.
While at Duke, you may choose to:
- Audit Divinity School classes
- Meet with Divinity School faculty as appropriate to your topic of study
- Participate in community worship and lectures
Tuition for churches eligible for Duke Endowment grants and certain other individuals is $350 (a $650 discount) and includes:
- Six nights of accommodations
- Access to classes, libraries and the campus gym
- A meal allowance
- Campus parking
- Continuing education credit unit opportunities
Unlike traditional continuing education events that offer a specific course of study, Study Leave allows each participant to propose a study topic during registration. Previous participants have studied such topics as church history, Christian tradition, Scripture, worship, ethics and preaching.
Ten sessions of the program will be offered during the 2015-2016 academic year.
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Please note that only the fall of 2015 registration has opened. The winter/spring registration will open in mid-June.