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“Iron Sharpens Iron” NBTS Alumni Association Clergy Skills Workshop – 2024

February 17 @ 9:30 am - 2:30 pm

“As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.” (Proverbs 27:17 NIV)

2024 Theme: Framing Difficult Conversations in a Time of Fear

The event is free, but registration is required:
To register to attend, click here.

Event Purpose:
To strengthen alumni ties through a showcase of notable NBTS clergy experiences. Speakers and panelists will talk about key topics in their field of ministry from a personal perspective, opening the door for networking, mentorship, and collaboration through sharing of mutual experiences. This form of exposition also aims to raise the profile of NBTS by demonstrating the effective work of its alumni/ae in real-life ministry settings.

Intended Audience:

  • NBTS Alumni
  • NBTS Current Students
  • Local Clergy

Topics include:

  • Handling Difficult Conversations as a Clergy Leader
  • Race & Gender Nuances in Difficult Conversations
  • Engaging in Interfaith Conversations
  • Practical Approaches to Uncomfortable Conversations


Opening chapel session followed by 4 workshop presentations throughout the day. Each session consists of 45 mins of presentation time with 15 mins of Q&A.  Additional time for in-person and online networking should be available after / between sessions.  Each session will have 1-3 speakers, plus a moderator to guide the conversation.

Schedule for the day (The zoom portion starts at 10:00 am):

9:00 am – 9:30 am – Registration
9:30 am-9:50 am – Opening Worship
10 am-11 am – Race & Gender with President Micah McCreary & Dr. Beth L. Tanner  
11:10 am-12:10 pm – The Need for Courageous Clergy Conversations with Rev. Dr. Greg Edwards
12:10 pm-12:50 pm – Lunch Break
12:50 pm-1:00 pm – NBTS Alumni Association Presentation
1:00 pm – 1:45 pm – Observing Interfaith Conversations
1:45 pm – 1:55 pm – Break
1:55 pm – 2:30 pm – Practical Approaches to Uncomfortable Conversations

To register to attend, click here.

If you are attending by zoom and do not have the link to connect, please email Cathy Proctor (at, and she’ll send you the link.


February 17
9:30 am - 2:30 pm
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NJ Campus
NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ 08901 United States
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