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Using Short Studies from the School for Formation

The School for Formation invites you to dive into free self-paced online short courses, aimed at helping you go deeper into learning either individually or with a group from your faith community.

These courses are led by nationally recognized teachers, professors and priests. Each course consists of short readings, videos and online quizzes and discussions — you can get through everything in about 45 minutes. Now it’s easy for you to learn from the best and the brightest on the topics that are relevant to you.

There are two ways to learn.

Learn online individually

Take one or two or all of them on your own.  You can do one lesson at a time, or spend an afternoon finishing a class entirely.  Learn at your own pace and at a time that works best for you.

The best thing?  You don’t even have to get out of your pajamas.  We’re not here to judge.

Gather a group to watch and discuss together

Use the readings and videos as the curriculum, and dive into a course with a group.  Whether you have an established small group looking to learn together, or you want to start a new group to dive into this topic.  By talking through what you’re learning, you deepen your understanding and deepen community.

Okay, so you might not be able to wear your pajamas for this, but still, it’s EASY!

“I’d recommend the courses through ChurchNext to lay and clergy alike. Whether you are a cradle Episcopalian or new to the Jesus Movement altogether, there will be something for you. I’ve found the instructors to be very knowledgeable and good at giving this kind of instruction. Each course has information to read, video instruction, opportunities to respond, and a forum to interact with others. The selection currently available for free through ECMN School for Formation is timely and helpful, and I appreciate that there are options for individual or group study. Adult Formation programs will find great stuff here.”

Melissa Sturges, St. John in the Wilderness, White Bear Lake