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: March 23 – May 18, 2020 In person: Participation in the online course includes the complementary 2020 Faith Formation Workshop: Preparing for Baptism videoconference on April 4, 2020. As we live into the successive waves of the current renewal of the Sacred Order of Deacons in … More The Diaconal Hermeneutic

Pastoral Care: Advanced Skills

Online: August 5 – September 23, 2019 In person: Saturday, September 7, 2019, 8:30am – 3:30pm in Collegeville Saturday, October 5, 2019, 8:30am – 11:30am by Zoom videoconference. Instructors from our partnership with Leaderwise: Dr. Krista Redlinger-Grosse, Dr. Mark Sundby, and Dr. Pat Veach What’s the difference between pastoral care and pastoral counseling? What challenges … More Pastoral Care: Advanced Skills

Introduction to Pastoral Care: Communication and Connectedness

Online: November 5 – December 23, 2019 In Person: December 7, 2019 at the ECMN Retreat Center in Faribault and a other videoconferences TBA Instructors from our partnership with Leaderwise: Dr. Krista Redlinger-Grosse, Dr. Mark Sundby, and Dr. Pat Veach From serving lasagna at the potluck to praying at a hospital bedside, pastoral care happens … More Introduction to Pastoral Care: Communication and Connectedness

Preaching Lab

Online: February 3 – March 23, 2020, including weekly videoconferences as noted belowIn person: Saturday, March 7, 2020 at ECMN Retreat Center, Faribault, 8:30am – 3:30pm 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 … More Preaching Lab

Preparing Congregations for Mission: Moving from Reflection to Action (CALL)

Online with the Center for Anglican Learning and Leadership: March 25 – May 20, 2019 In Person:Participation in the online course includes a workshop on April 6, 2019 at the ECMN Retreat Center, Faribault This course is designed to integrate the concept and theology of mission with the challenges of congregational life and the call for … More Preparing Congregations for Mission: Moving from Reflection to Action (CALL)

Missional Management

Online: November 5 – December 23, 2019 In Person: Saturday, December 7, 2019 at the ECMN Retreat Center, Faribault 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? … More Missional Management

Anglican Theology

Online with the Center for Anglican Learning and Leadership: March 23 – May 18, 2020 In Person:Participation in the online course includes the complementary 2020 Faith Formation Workshop: Preparing for Baptism videoconference on April 4, 2020. What We Believe: Theology in the Anglican Tradition It has become rather commonplace to suppose that Anglican Christians care … 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