Willing to Be Changed

Consider this phrase: willing to be changed.This attitude is at the heart of any faith journey: the conscious consent to being transformed by that which we encounter. Perhaps, sometimes, that means the conscious discernment about how we wish to be changed, and the pursuit of experiences that will shape us — though that pursuit can … More Willing to Be Changed

The Diaconal Hermeneutic

Online with the Center for Anglican Learning and Leadership: April 12 – May 31Videoconferences: Dates forthcoming As we live into the successive waves of the current renewal of the Sacred Order of Deacons in The Episcopal Church we are gaining greater clarity about the distinctive nature of the “full and equal order,” and increasingly able and … More The Diaconal Hermeneutic

Building Bridges Across Culture and Race

Choose your session: FALL 2020 or SPRING 2021 Fall Session: Online: September 14 – November 2, 2020 Videoconferences: Dates forthcoming Spring Session: Online: February 1 – March 22, 2021 Videoconferences: Dates forthcoming Instructors: Richard Webb M.Ed. and Carrie Carroll M.A. Take the next step into racial reconciliation by building bridges across culture and race. This course … More Building Bridges Across Culture and Race

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

Introduction to Pastoral Care: Communication and Connectedness

Online: November 2 – December 21, 2020Videoconferences: Dates forthcoming Instructor in partnership with Leaderwise: The Rev. Dr. Cindy Halvorson From serving lasagna at the potluck to praying at a hospital bedside, pastoral care happens in contexts that are the most mundane, and the most critical, in our faith communities. This course is designed to introduce … More Introduction to Pastoral Care: Communication and Connectedness

Preaching Lab

Online: February 1 – March 22, 2021 Videoconferences: Dates forthcoming Designed for those who already have a little or a lot of preaching experience, this course invites you into a learning community, focusing on on specific dynamic in the experience of preaching that rotates each year. In Spring 2021, the topic will be: Preaching to Hold … More Preaching Lab

Missional Management

Online: October 12 – November 30, 2020 Videoconferences: Dates forthcoming How can existing faith communities use their resources for creative experiments in meeting God in their neighbors and neighborhoods? How can your faith community escape the pattern of scarcity to realize God’s dream for your congregation? What the heck is ‘missional management’ anyway? Join this … More Missional Management

Anglican Theology

Online with the Center for Anglican Learning and Leadership: April 12 – May 31 Videoconferences: Dates forthcoming What We Believe: Theology in the Anglican Tradition It has become rather commonplace to suppose that Anglican Christians care mostly about liturgy and not very much about theology. While there are some good reasons for that characterization, it’s … More Anglican Theology

Christian Spirituality

Online: February 4 – March 25, 2019 In person: Saturday, March 2 at the ECMN Retreat Center in Faribault, 8:30am – 3:30pm The many ways of defining spirituality seem to have a basic underlying common theme of lived experience, or in Alister McGrath’s words, “spirituality is the outworking in real life of a person’s religious faith—what a person does with what … More Christian Spirituality

Practicums

Open to anyone, these workshops are a great way to return to the theology undergirding our liturgy, and to consider how you embody and make way for liturgy to function in your community. This is a great refresher for experienced clergy, a great orientation for lay leaders who want a deeper dive, and an essential … More Practicums

The Anglican Bible

Online with the Center for Anglican Learning and Leadership (CALL): September 16 – November 4, 2019 In Person:  Participation in the online course includes the workshop ‘Speaking our Faith,’ Saturday October 5, 2019, ECMN Retreat Center, Faribault. Anglican Approach to the Bible has as its primary goal to study ways in which the Bible has functioned … More The Anglican Bible

Episcopal Canon Law

Friday, October 4, 2019, 1pm – 4pm ECMN Retreat Center in Faribault   No cost to register.   This three-hour course covers the theology behind the canons of the Episcopal Church, with a deep dive into Title IV, the ecclesiastical discipline process. Students will learn what constitutes an offense under Title IV as well as … More Episcopal Canon Law