The Leadership Development Ministry exists to assist the ordained leaders of Transylvania Presbytery in their pursuit of continuing education. We will support them as they strive to meet their goals of personal and professional development, and to strengthen the communities they serve. Watch this space for educational opportunities, or contact the presbytery office if you have suggestions for supportive learning events.



If you haven’t completed Sexual Misconduct Prevention Training in the last five years, it is time for you to renew or to take it for the first time. Because meeting for the training has been unwieldy for many, the Leadership Development Ministry has determined that we will begin using online training through Wesley Theological Seminary, Lewis Center for Church Leadership. The cost is $49. You have 60 days to complete the training once you register and begin; you may go in and out, saving your work each time. After your completion, it will be reviewed and if approved, your certificate of completion will be emailed to you. You can learn more about the course by visiting:

Presbytery Sexual Misconduct Prevention Policy

Here’s how to log-in and get started:
1. Register and log-in by going to:
2. Choose the option to enroll and enter your email address.
3. Copy and paste in this group code: GRP44295524257849
4. Then complete your registration and begin the course.
5. When you return to the course you use the same link above, but choose the first option already enrolled.

If you feel unable to take on the entire $49 (your continuing education funds may be used for this), let the presbytery office know and we will subsidize your fee.

Questions? Contact Melissa Bane Sevier, chair of the Leadership Development Ministry, [email protected].