White Supremacy and Your Faith Community: Three Questions to Consider

Friends, here are three key questions for your faith community to wrestle with in the wake of the recent events in Virginia. We’ve offered some resources that we hope will support you as you pray through these issues together. 1) What’s the long work your faith community is doing to build beloved community in your … More White Supremacy and Your Faith Community: Three Questions to Consider

Preaching Through Uncertain Times

Here’s a resource the School for Formation is proud to share: a self-led online course at Backstory Preaching called Preaching Through Uncertain Times.  Lisa Cressman and her colleagues at Backstory Preaching led the SFF’s Homiletics course last fall, earning high praise and respect from their students. Adam Estrem took the class and wrote afterward, “The homiletics course … More Preaching Through Uncertain Times

Preaching in Year A: Isaiah, Matthew, and our own political realities

Heads up, clergy folk in Minnesota: it can be hard to get perspective on the news these days. The international refugee crisis, the presidential election, mass incarceration, gun violence: all these things are happening in front of our eyes with record news bytes all the time, every day. What we might miss in our struggle … More Preaching in Year A: Isaiah, Matthew, and our own political realities

Beyond the SFF: Opportunities and Resources Coming Up

Buckle up, folks — this great big list of events, courses, and resources offered by partners and friends of the School for Formation will jump-start your plans for continuing education this year! As always, see previously posted opportunities here. Learn Online What is Christian Mission? with Ian Douglas | Churchnext.tv. Grow more confident in your ability to share … More Beyond the SFF: Opportunities and Resources Coming Up

Beyond the SFF: Opportunities and Resources Coming Up

Anytime: My Church is Not Dying: Finding Hope in Mainline Churches, with Greg Garrett | Online with ChurchNext  Learn about the good news mainline churches have to offer and how they’re sharing it. Greg Garrett believes mainline churches are ideally situated to offer a way of being Christian that is accessible and attractive to people … More Beyond the SFF: Opportunities and Resources Coming Up

Beyond the SFF: Opportunities and Resources Coming Up

RESOURCES ChurchNext is a learning ecosystem that wants to change your life. Great teachers offer short online courses that you can take solo, or as a group, with downloadable conversation guides and excellent videos. Check out their extensive library of free or affordable online courses for individuals and church study groups! Into Action This national study … More Beyond the SFF: Opportunities and Resources Coming Up

Beyond the SFF: Opportunities and Resources Coming Up

Racism and Racial Justice with Eduardo Bonilla-Silva In this free online course with ChurchNext.tv, learn how racism persists in America today. Eduardo Bonilla-Silva says it’s subtle, it’s harmful, it’s growing, and there are things that can be done to address it. Perhaps the most dangerous attitude adopted after the Civil Rights era was that racial equality had … More Beyond the SFF: Opportunities and Resources Coming Up

Opportunities to Learn: January News from the School for Formation

Coming up soon at the  School for Formation Looking to grow as a leader in the Episcopal Church in Minnesota? Join us to stretch your intellect, deepen your faith, and build a solid foundation for collaborative, missional leadership in the context of your faith community and beyond. Anglican Approach to Theology, with John Kater Workshop: Engaging Theology at … More Opportunities to Learn: January News from the School for Formation