The Diaconate

Online with the Center for Anglican Learning and Leadership (CALL): September 14 – November 2, 2020 Videoconferences: Dates forthcoming The Diaconate is an online course for deacons, deacons in formation, and those wishing to be better grounded in a sound understanding of The Sacred Order of Deacons including especially, members of local discernment committees and members … More The Diaconate

The Diaconate, Diakonia, and Why They Matter to the Church

Saturday, February 2, 2019, 9am – 3pm in Collegeville, MN, Followed by a Deacon Call Conversation hosted by the Commission for the Diaconate — more details to come about this portion of the day. Participants in this workshop will review the history of deacons, deaconesses, and the revival of the diaconate over the last 150 years. … More The Diaconate, Diakonia, and Why They Matter to the Church

Pastoral Care: Advanced Skills

Online: Monday, August 10 – Monday, September 28, 2020 Videoconferences: Dates and times forthcoming Instructor in partnership with Leaderwise: The Rev. Dr. Cindy Halvorson What’s the difference between pastoral care and pastoral counseling? What challenges arise in pastoral counseling encounters, and how can those doing pastoral ministry build their resilience for the long haul? This … More Pastoral Care: Advanced Skills

New Testament Interpretation

Online with the Center for Anglican Learning and Leadership: January 18 – March 8, 2021Videoconferences: Dates forthcoming The New Testament stands as the key resource for preaching, theology, and spiritual formation, growth, and encouragement in the Christian tradition. This course will give students a foundational background in the process of faithful interpretation of New Testament texts … More New Testament Interpretation

Church History: Wisdom for Mission Today

Online with the Center for Anglican Learning and Leadership: January 18 – March 8, 2021Videoconferences: Dates forthcoming This course will explore the history of Christianity by focusing on snapshots of it in different times and places, by attending to its diversity over time, by encountering contrasting historical figures in its history, by asking what “salvation” meant … More Church History: Wisdom for Mission Today

Missional Leadership Lab

Online dates: Forthcoming Videoconferences: Forthcoming Instructor: The Rev. Tim Hodapp, Canon for Mission Collaboration, Episcopal Church in Connecticut Pre-requisite: Missional Leadership I. What might it be like to travel lightly together and join in what Jesus is already up to in the places where you live and work, play and pray? (Luke 10 and the … More Missional Leadership Lab

Missional Leadership I: Participating in God’s Life and Love for the World

Online: Monday, August 10 – Monday, September 28, 2020 Videoconferences: Dates and times forthcoming What is the church here for? How can we understand mission in a world in which the church no longer holds cultural privilege? What is God up to in the neighborhood and how are we gifted and called to join in … More Missional Leadership I: Participating in God’s Life and Love for the World

Prayer Book II: The Pastoral Offices

Online: February 1 – March 22, 2021 Videoconferences: Dates forthcoming All good liturgy is deeply theological and deeply pastoral. This course focuses on liturgy at life’s seams and disruptions, including confirmation, marriage, childbirth, praying with the sick, confession, burial, and times of crisis, looking at both pastoral and theological aspects of these liturgies. Alongside this, we … More Prayer Book II: The Pastoral Offices

Practical Christian Ethics

Online: March 8 – May 3, 2021 Videoconferences: Dates forthcoming What do you say to a young woman and her parents when they come to you for counseling about an unplanned pregnancy? Are there theological resources that either prohibit or support euthanasia? What does the Christian tradition say about war? What does the command to “love … More Practical Christian Ethics

Intro to Preaching: Craft an Effective Sermon by Friday

Online Bootcamp: Course orientation: Tuesday, August 4, 7pm Central Time Sunday August 9 – Thursday August 13: 1 hr. per day at 7pm Central Time Participants should plan on 2-3 hours daily during Bootcamp for the live session, video, and sermon prep Online Course continues: Monday, August 10 – Monday, September 28, 2020. Participants should … More Intro to Preaching: Craft an Effective Sermon by Friday

The Creeds and Practical Theology

Online: October 12 – November 30, 2020 Videoconferences: Dates forthcoming Creeds encapsulate Christian beliefs; they also attempt to quell theological controversy. This course examines the historical origins of the Nicene and Apostles Creeds with special attention to the theological conflicts that animated their formulations. After treating the original contexts in which the creeds were developed, … More The Creeds and Practical Theology