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Susquehanna Valley

Ministry Center

Housed at Elizabethtown College since its inception in 1993, Susquehanna Valley Ministry Center delivers training and continuing education for Church of the Brethren ministry and lay leadership. We offer classes in the ACTS and TRIM certificate programs, host graduate courses for Bethany Theological seminary, and organize continuing education events. SVMC works in close partnership with Bethany Theological Seminary, Brethren Academy for Ministerial Leadership and five Church of the Brethren districts: Atlantic Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, and Middle, Southern, and Western Pennsylvania.

SVMC Logo SVMC gets a new look!

Now entering its third decade of service, SVMC has adopted a new logo. The image and tagline express the vitality of ministry education and our deep roots in Brethren heritage and the living Christ.

Coming up:

Register by July 15 for fall seminary courses taught by Bethany Seminary professors at Elizabethtown and Juniata Colleges.

Courses can also be audited for 3.0 CEU at 1/3 cost!

Exegesis of Chronicles and Ezra-Nehemiah


Taught by Steven Schweitzer, Ph.D.
Juniata College
September 5-6, October 3-4, November 7-8, 2014

Full description here.

Ritual and Reflection in the Life of Faith

Bread at the Ephrata Cloister

Taught by Dawn Ottoni-Wilhelm, Ph.D.
Elizabethtown College
September 13-14, October 17-18, and November 14-15, 2014

Full description here.

Continuing Education Academic Symposium:

The Book of Job and Brethren Tradition


Blake "Job Rebuked by his Friends".jpgWed. November 5, 2014

9:00 am - 3:30 pm

Elizabethtown College
(Susquehanna Room)

$60 registration includes light breakfast, lunch and 0.6 CEUs.

Registration due Oct. 22 

A Directed Independent Study (TRIM course)
is also being offered for the Job event. 

Taught by Erika Fitz, Ph.D.

The course will require readings, two online sessions, and a final project. 

Tuition is $50 plus the cost of the symposium. Contact SVMC for details and to enroll. 

Registration deadline: October 15.  

Elizabethtown College