Both the explicit curriculum and the unspoken values and culture of a congregation speak about what it means to be a follower of Jesus. In the perennial Christian argument between faith and works, Episcopalians have asserted that the two are not separate: they inform each other, as praying shapes believing, and vice versa. … More Showing up, Shaped by Jesus
Put your calling into practice.
Deacons are a crucial part of the fabric of our church – yet Episcopalians often have divergent views of who deacons are called to be and what they’re called to do. For good reason: The Church has understood the ministry of deacons in several differing ways in the past century and a half! … More The Diaconate, Diakonia, and Why They Matter to the Church
Sometimes, if the well is dry and dusty, those small daily re-orientations toward God may not offer the kind of revival you’re looking for. In that case, abiding might look more involved: Setting time outside of your normal routine for a retreat. Or taking the plunge into counseling to address a thorny part of your emotional experience that Jesus keeps poking you about. Or trying a new experiment in the Way of Love, or finding something new to learn that will change your perspective or your approach. … More Thirsty?
What's it like to be part of the School for Formation? Hear from two participants about their experiences.