Part Time Ministry

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Part Time Ministry

This course introduces students to concepts and practical tools to thrive in part time ministry.

By Atlantic School of Theology

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Date and time

Thu, Jan 5, 2023 9:00 AM - Wed, Apr 5, 2023 11:30 AM PST



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About this event

Part-time employment in ministry is becoming common across mainline denominations. This course introduces students to concepts and practical tools to thrive in this new context.

About the Instructor: The Rev. Dr. Ross Bartlett, Adjunct Professor at AST, received his B.A. (Hons.) at Queen's University); his M.Div. at University of St. Andrew's/Queen's Theological College; his M.A. at Queen's University; his Th.D. at Toronto School of Theology/Victoria University; and his D.Min. at Princeton Theological Seminary. Ross believes that the process of learning continues everywhere for those who are open to it. Formal education opportunities represent the opportunity to gain the insights and skills we apply elsewhere. His greatest joy is to see the light of newfound awareness shine in another’s eyes. That is holy ground.

Dates: January - early April 2023

Days & Times: This course will be offered online, combining asynchronous and synchronous elements.

Note: The course will not necessarily begin on January 5th. Before the course begins in early January, a day & time for meeting will be set with the students.

Requirements: Weekly readings and discussions. No written work, projects, or presentations.

Books to purchase:

Quietly Courageous: Leading the Church in a Changing World by Gil Rendle

It’s Real Ministry: How Part-time and Bi-vocational Clergy are Challenging and Empowering the Church by I Ross Bartlett and Kate Jones

Part-time is Plenty: Thriving Without Full-time Clergy by G Jefferey MacDonald

Fee: $250.00

Format: Online only

COVID-19 protocols: Please visit

Please note: This Continuing Education program is non-credit, meaning it cannot be counted toward a degree or diploma, and will not be transcripted. Continuing Education registrations are refundable until 48 hours before a program commences, minus the Eventbrite processing fee. After that time, fees are non-refundable.

Questions? Please contact:

Ginny Wilmhoff, Continuing Education Convenor, at

Or the instructor, Dr. Ross Bartlett at

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About the organizer

Leaders come in many forms. Atlantic School of Theology helps lifelong learners, post-graduate students, those seeking church vocations, and many others reach their educational goals. AST balances practical skill development with the pursuit of scholarly wisdom.

AST is located in the heart of the south end of Halifax, Nova Scotia. Our peaceful grounds are highly conducive to study. The beautiful waterfront of the Northwest Arm is in our back yard, with the woodland Point Pleasant Park nearby.

We are shaped by a tradition of cooperation and respect, going back over 200 years, to create an open, inclusive, and welcoming environment.

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