Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, in cooperation with the Western Pennsylvania Family Center, will offer “Learning to Live in Families: Family Systems Perspectives for Home and
Congregation” September 2010-May 2011 (a total of 11 meetings). Father John R. Rushofsky, pastor and Bowen Family Systems consultant, will lead the group.

Participants in this class will enjoy a hands-on approach to develop a fuller knowledge of Family Systems Theory and how it can help them understand their relationships with members of their congregation. No previous study of Family Systems is necessary. This course is for clergy, ministers, and lay members of congregations of any denomination.

Fee is $180 and 2.2 Continuing Education Units are available. Classes meet at the Western Pennsylvania Family Center, 733 N. Highland Ave. To register, or to learn more about this event, contact the Office of Continuing Education at 412-924-1345 or ConEd@testsite.pts.edu. Learn more.

Rushofsky earned his M.Div. in theology from Mount St. Mary Seminary in Emmitsburg, Md. and his M.S.Ed. from Duquesne University. He studied Bowen Family Systems Theory at the Marian Family Institute and Western Pennsylvania Family Center where he is now a faculty member. Ordained in 1979, Rushofsky has served at St. Anne in Castle Shannon, St. John the Baptist in Plum Boro, and was the founding pastor of St. Martin de Porres in McKeesport. After serving as director of clergy personnel for the Diocese of Pittsburgh from 2000-2008, he became the pastor of St. Sebastian Parish, Ross Township, Pa.

Pittsburgh Theological Seminary is a graduate professional institution of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A). Founded in 1794, the Seminary is located in Pittsburgh, Pa. and approximately 320 students are enrolled yearly in the degree programs. The Seminary prepares leaders who proclaim with great joy God’s message of good news in both word and deed. PTS is rooted in the Reformed history of faithfulness to Scripture and commitment to the Gospel of Jesus Christ.