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

Christian Spirituality

Online: October 9 – November 27, 2017 Choose your in person gathering: Saturday, November 4 at the ECMN Retreat Center in Faribault, 8:30am – 3:30pm or Saturday, November 11 at Trinity, Park Rapids, 9am – 4pm 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 … More Christian Spirituality


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

Previously called ‘Missional Leadership II’ Online: October 9, 2017 – May 28, 2018 Three in-person meetings from 9:30am – 2:30pm: November 4 at the ECMN Retreat Center in Faribault February 3 at the ECMN Retreat Center in Faribault Saturday, June 2 at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, St. Paul Small groups of leaders from ECMN faith communities will … More Missional Leadership Lab

The Anglican Bible

Online with the Center for Anglican Learning and Leadership: September 18 – November 6, 2017 In Person:  Registration for this course includes the Children and Youth Ministry Learning Lab on Saturday, October 7 at the ECMN Retreat Center in Faribault. Use code ANGBIBLE to register for the CYMN Learning Lab! Anglican Approach to the Bible has … More The Anglican Bible

The Creeds and Practical Theology

Online: October 9 – November 27, 2017 In Person: Saturday, November 4, 2017 at the ECMN Retreat Center in Faribault, MN 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

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