DAYTON, Ohio - Dr. Michael Slaughter, senior pastor of Ginghamsburg UMC in Tipp City, Ohio, will be teaching "The Missional Church" (CR112) at United Theological Seminary in Dayton from June 22-26, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day This course focuses on the church as missional community and may include pastoral leadership, personal disciplines, social engagement, mission and evangelism and equipping the laity for effective ministry.

This course may be taken for credit or you may register as a 'special student' without designating a degree program. For more information, contact the Admissions Office at or 937-529-2201, ext. 3307 or visit the UTS Web site at

Slaughter also will be serving as Faculty Consulting Mentor of a new Doctor of Ministry program, "The Missional Church," to begin in August of 2009. Other faculty for the program will be Dr. Duane Anders, Miami Valley District Superintendent and Senior Pastor of Stillwater UMC in Dayton, and Sue Nilson Kibbey, Executive Pastor at Ginghamsburg UMC.

For more information or an application, contact the Doctor of Ministry Office at United at 937-529-2201, ext. 3800 or