The Diaconal Hermeneutic

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. More details coming! As we live into the successive waves of the current renewal of the Sacred Order of Deacons in The … More The Diaconal Hermeneutic

History Workshop

Not Just for Deacons:  The History of Christian Diakonia and the Challenge of Loving Our Neighbors as Ourselves in a Teeming, Technological, Urban World Saturday, February 3, 2018 at the ECMN Retreat Center in Faribault, MN 9:30am – 3pm (Join us for Morning Prayer at 9am! More about the Pre-Lent Clergy Retreat schedule here.) Participants in this workshop … More History Workshop

Preaching Lab

Online: February 4 – March 25, 2019, including weekly videoconferences as noted below In person: Saturday, March 2, 2019 at ECMN Retreat Center, Faribault 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 … 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 31, 2018 In Person: Saturday, December 1, 2018 at 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? What … More Missional Management

Anglican Theology

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 What We Believe: Theology in the Anglican Tradition It has become rather commonplace to suppose that Anglican Christians care mostly about liturgy … 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, including those in formation for the diaconate and priesthood, as well as deacons and priests who would like a refresher! Some reading and/or preparation may be set for each practicum at the instructor’s discretion. Cost: Each practicum costs $50.       Diaconal Practicums The Deacon in the Liturgy, with the Rev. … More Practicums

Missional Leadership Lab

Online: September 17, 2018 – May 20, 2019 Three in-person meetings from 9:30am – 2:30pm: Saturday, November 3 at the Episcopal House of Prayer in Collegeville Saturday, February 2 at the Episcopal House of Prayer in Collegeville Saturday, May 4 at the Episcopal House of Prayer in Collegeville Small groups of leaders from ECMN faith communities will find … More Missional Leadership Lab

Prayer Book I: The Sacraments

This course introduces students to the study of liturgy and its practice in worshipping communities. Primary focus will be on liturgical theology, liturgical leadership, Eucharist and rites of Christian initiation. Particular attention will be given to the Anglican tradition and the rites of the Episcopal Church as they are authorized in the Book of Common Prayer … More Prayer Book I: The Sacraments

Episcopal Canon Law

Friday, October 6, 2017, 1-4pm ECMN Retreat Center in Faribault Cost: $15 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 how the disciplinary process works, including its’ … More Episcopal Canon Law