The Diaconate

Online with the Center for Anglican Learning and Leadership: September 17 – November 5, 2018 In person: Participation in the online course includes the workshop ‘Speaking our Faith,’ October 6, 2018, ECMN Retreat Center, Faribault. The Diaconate is an online course for deacons, deacons in formation, and those wishing to be better grounded in a sound understanding … 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: August 6 – September 24, 2018 In person: Saturday, September 8, 2018 in Collegeville and  Saturday, October 6, 2018 in Faribault Instructors: Dr. Mark Sundby, Dr. Krista Redlinger-Grosse, and Dr. Pat Veach What’s the difference between pastoral care and pastoral counseling? What challenges arise in pastoral counseling encounters, and how can those doing pastoral … More Pastoral Care: Advanced Skills

New Testament Interpretation

Online with the Center for Anglican Learning and Leadership: January 21 – March 11, 2019 In Person: Enrollment in this online course includes the separate New Testament Workshop, ‘Meeting Paul in His Letters,’ Saturday, February 2, 2019 at the Episcopal House of Prayer, Collegeville The New Testament stands as the key resource for preaching, theology, … More New Testament Interpretation

Missional Leadership Lab

A hybrid practice group Meeting online: October 8, 2018 – June 7, 2019 Meeting by videoconference twice, dates TBD Meeting in person twice from 9:30am – 2:30pm: Saturday, November 3, 2018 Saturday, February 2, 2019 Location in Collegeville or in St. Paul, depending on enrollment Looking to connect with others who are trying on new ways … More Missional Leadership Lab

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

Online: August 6 – September 24, 2018 In Person: September 8, 2018 at the Episcopal House of Prayer, Collegeville 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 … More Missional Leadership I: Participating in God’s Life and Love for the World

Practical Christian Ethics

Online: April 22 – June 10, 2019 In Person: Saturday, May 4, 2019 at the Episcopal House of Prayer, Collegeville 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 … More Practical Christian Ethics

Homiletics

Online: August 6 – September 24, 2018 Weekly video calls:  Tuesdays 8:00-9:00am CST, and Wednesdays 6:00-7:00pm CST. Participants can come to either session each week. If someone has a *significant* issue making either of those times, or the group comes up with a better time that also works, instructors can work with that.  In-Person: Saturday, September 8, 2018 at … More Homiletics

The Creeds and Practical Theology

Online: October 8 – November 26, 2018 In Person: Saturday, November 3, 2018 at the Episcopal House of Prayer, Collegeville 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 … More The Creeds and Practical Theology