Education

Church Leadership Essentials resources available online

One-minute read, two-hour video. Over One-hundred church leaders from across the diocese gathered for Church Leadership Essentials, an online event replacing our traditional in-person Bishop’s Days training for church leadership. Here is a link to the material presented, and you can also watch a recording of Saturday’s session if you wish.

Project Resource Offers Spring 2021 Stewardship Training

One-minute read. At a time when many of our resources, both denominational and ecumenical, in this area are contracting, Project Resource has proven success in being an effective and enduring set of practices for changing the culture of giving in congregations. April 18 – May 23.

The Church Year

Four-minute read. If you are new to the Episcopal Church, and even if you are not, the changing colors of the robes the clergy wear, the names and reasons for the changing seasons can be quite mysterious. Especially confusing is the way the seasons move around the calendar seemingly at random from year to year. Well, here are some answers!

A Beginner’s Guide to The Book of Common Prayer

Six-minute read. Things I wish I’d been told when I first became an Episcopalian. The Book of Common Prayer can appear quite daunting at first. The good news is that with regular use it becomes very familiar.

COVD-19 – Advent and Christmas worship planning

One-minute read. What has been learned about leading worship and music from six months of COVID-19 disruption? What is at stake theologically and pastorally? And perhaps most importantly, how are we being made new in this wilderness?

Parenting with Mindfulness Small Groups Forming Now!

One-minute read. Hats off to the 100+ people who engaged with the Parenting with Mindfulness weekend workshop. Now, you can follow up by participating in a small group!

Education for Ministry Online Classes

One-minute read.
Every baptized person is called to ministry. Education for Ministry online classes might be the perfect fit for you.

Racial reconciliation program from The Episcopal Church open to all

Two-minute read. July 28-30, 3-5 p.m. CDT, Online gathering.

Racial justice and healing leaders and practitioners across The Episcopal Church will gather to build community, craft strategy and equip each other for action during a series of “Becoming Beloved Community NOW” online gatherings.

Aviso: La siguiente información se presenta en inglés y en español

Be the change you wish to see in the world

One-minute read. If you’ve been spending the last week wondering how to be a positive force working towards a world where pain and suffering isn’t caused by a fellow human there are answers.

Will you proclaim the Good News of God in Christ?

One-minute read. Embracing Evangelism, a new six-part evangelism video course, is a resource to help Episcopalians grow in their own relationship with Christ and to help others do so as well.

Leadership Reboot: May 29 & June 6 9:00 a.m. – Noon

Two-minute read. This course is ideal for all lay and ordained pastoral leaders who who wish to explore crucial leadership skills and practices. The Rev. Roger Gufstason, bishop emeritus of the Central States Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America is the course instructor.

EfM Virtual Open House

Curious about EfM? Now might be the right time find answers. Attend a Virtual Open House. May 6, 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Seeing the Face of God in Each Other – South

Three-minute read. June saw the re-scheduling of the ‘Seeing the Face of God in Each Other’ workshops that were postponed due to bad weather earlier in the year.

Unknowing Victims

10-minute read. Are you a victim? It’s a crime that can be very hard for people to admit to being the victim of. For some it is because it is an embarrassing admission that they were duped, for others, it is because they don’t even know that they are victims.

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