Center for Continuing Education and Preaching

The Center for Continuing Education and Preaching offers classes throughout the year for clergy and lay people. Classes are offered in person on our Salisbury campus as well as online via Zoom. Current offerings are listed below. Click the link payment to register for classes.


This will meet on Thursday and Friday, May 30-31 from 6:00-8:00 pm and Saturday June 1st from 9:00-1:00 pm via Zoom.

Cost: $25.00

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This course will explore the experiences of clergy families within the context of marriage, family and ministry. A discussion will include role expectations, social support and spiritual disciplines.
Clergy and laity, whether married or single, will examine components of the clergy family’s experience–family life, ministry roles and involvement, congregational boundaries (or lack thereof), and relationship challenges to identify and understand areas of conflict and stressors associated with the clergy family and ministry. Chapters 5 and 9 from the book entitled, The Hidden World of the Pastor: Case Studies on Personal Issues of Real Pastors by Kenneth L. Swetland will be discussed.

Led by Dr. Pam Smith

Founder & President: Uniquely You Sis, Inc.
Host: Let’s Chat Sis
Contributing Author: I Am A Victor
Radio Talk Show Host: It’s All About Health


Digital Discipleship

Thursdays May 30th and June 6th, 2024 from 6:00-8:30 pm

Cost: $25.00

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This workshop will introduce you to the what and how of Digital Discipleship. We will discuss how you can use online resources like online study tools, social media, video and photo editing applications, chat tools, and more to act as a discipline of Christ. We will also cover how to engage an online audience and build your digital faith based community.

Led by Patricia Commander, MLIS, MDiv
Director, Hood Library and Writing Center Coordinator
Digital and Online Content Specialist

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Limited scholarships are available for small and rural church pastors. If you are in need of financial assistance and may qualify, you may apply to receive a scholarship to attend classes and courses. Please contact us at for additional information.

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Hood Theological Seminary

We are grateful to the many Hood Seminary alumni, alumnae and friends who have helped to shape and guide the Seminary for over one hundred years and are certain to help shape its future in the next hundred. Your continued financial support is essential to the mission of this institution and its academic strength and vitality.