Coming this fall

Looking to improve your practice of preaching? Want to offer your gifts for pastoral care? Curious about the Old Testament? This fall’s School for Formation courses and workshops will feed your hunger for learning and practice. Join us! All are welcome.

Can’t make the in-person day? Contact the Rev. Susan Daughtry to inquire about scheduling an event in your area!

ONE-DAY WORKSHOP: Engaging the Bible at Church

Saturday, October 1: 8:30am – 3:30pm, ECMN Retreat Center, Faribault

Encounter the best Bibles, resources, and curricula for children, youth, and adults, and explore best practices for engaging Scripture in your faith community.


Anglican Approach to the Bible: September 19 – November 7, with an in-person gathering on Saturday, October 1 in Faribault

Join students from around the world in this course, taught by professor emeritus Donn Morgan in partnership with the Church Divinity School of the Pacific. This course includes the in-person workshop, Engaging the Bible at Church. 

Preaching Lab: October 1 – December 3, with an in-person gathering on Saturday, December 3 in Faribault

Join fellow preachers for a deep dive over eight weeks with experienced preacher and speaking coach Barbara Mraz.

 Layers: The Story of the Old Testament: October 10 – November 28, with an in-person gathering on Saturday, November 5 – available by videoconference and in Faribault, MN

Designed to empower students to teach, preach, and live the Old Testament as a theological story, this course will utilize the metaphor of layers to describe the development of the Bible and the experiences of hearers who have read, interpreted, and lived the text throughout history and today.

The Creeds and Practical Theology: October 10 – November 28, with an in-person gathering on Saturday, November 5 in Faribault

Mark McInroy teaches a course examining the historical origins of the Nicene and Apostles Creeds with special attention to the theological conflicts that animated their formulations, and the way they shape Christian life today.

Introduction to Pastoral Care: October 10 – November 28 with an in-person gathering on Saturday, November 5 in Faribault

This course with Sarah Henrich will investigate  resources, methods, and approaches to pastoral care ministry on the basis of an understanding of God and human experience.