Hood Seminary offering spiritual innovation, social entrepreneurship workshop

Published 12:00 am Sunday, June 30, 2024

Hood Theological Seminary News Service

SALISBURY — As part of a grant recently received through the Trinity Wall Street Church and Princeton Theological Seminary, Hood Theological Seminary will offer a one-week workshop next month that will provide insight for alumni (master’s and doctoral, and other church leaders with a master’s degree) to learn how to create scripture-based enterprises that focus on community enhancement and social good. 

Many churches, church leaders, including laity, want to be agents of change to impact their community for good,” said Dr. Vincent Howell, director of the Doctor of Ministry Program and organizer of the workshop. “However, some struggle with understanding how to start. In this course, we will help position them to address a social need with a mission-driven venture. Skills necessary include identifying opportunities, problem solving, customer interviewing and prototyping.

“This initiative helps theological institutions like Hood prepare faith leaders as ‘spiritual entrepreneurs’ — people who inspire, equip and lead congregations to become crucibles for ‘changemaking’ in their communities.”

The class will be held via Zoom from July 15-19, from 8 a.m. – noon. The class fee is $75.

Dr. Joseph Daniels, a prominent United Methodist, pastor who has extensive experience creating spiritual enterprises, will be the instructor. Daniels is also the author of several books, including “Connecting for a Change.” The workshop will be integrated with a doctor of ministry class that is being offered during the summer. 

Hood alumni and others who have earned a master’s or doctoral degree who are interested in attending the class can email Howell at vhowell@hoodsemary.edu to receive details for registration and payment of fees. Please register soon as space is limited.