The Diaconal Hermeneutic

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 Saturday, April 6 in Faribault. More info coming soon! As we live into the successive waves of the current renewal of the Sacred Order of Deacons in The Episcopal … More The Diaconal Hermeneutic

Building Bridges Across Culture and Race

Building Bridges across Culture and Race Online: February 4 – March 25, 2019 In person:  9am – 2pm, Saturday, March 2 in Faribault, AND 9am – 2pm, Saturday, March 23 at St. David’s in Minnetonka Videoconferences: Attend one from each pair: February 11th, 8-9am or February 14th, 6-7pm March 12th, 8-9am or March 14th, 6-7pm Instructors: Richard Webb M.Ed. and Carrie … More Building Bridges Across Culture and Race

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

Introduction to Pastoral Care: Communication and Connectedness

Online: November 5 – December 31, 2018, with a break from December 24 – 30 In Person: December 1, 2018 in Faribault and a final meeting by videoconference TBA Instructors: Dr. Mark Sundby, Dr. Krista Redlinger-Grosse, 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 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 Check back here for more information! Priestly Practicums … More Practicums

The Anglican Bible

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. Anglican Approach to the Bible has as its primary goal to study ways in which the Bible has functioned in Anglicanism, … More The Anglican Bible

Episcopal Canon Law

Friday, October 5, 2018, 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