Exploring how Saints of the Church reflect our Baptismal Covenant

Stevenson School of Ministry in the Diocese of Central Pennsylvania

In our Creeds, we profess belief in “the communion of Saints”.  This great cloud of witnesses represents the spectrum of humanity.  One thing they all have in common is a deep desire to reflect the love of Christ themselves into the world in which they lived. This 5-week course will explore the lives of selected …
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Developing a Contemplative Prayer Life: A Twelve-Step Approach

Niagara School for Missional Leadership

The Reverend Canon Ian Mobsby One of the great challenges for all those involved in new forms of ministry, mission, fresh expressions of church, and forming missional communities is that it can be utterly exhausting. Missioners as activists are expected to make things happen often in very difficult contexts with scarce resources. Working in such …
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Adaptive Leadership in Anxious Times: Called to Lead When You Don’t Know Where You Are Going

Niagara School for Missional Leadership

he Most Reverend Colin R. Johnson In these unprecedented times, God continues to lead us in new challenges where the precedented ways of leadership are not always helpful. Yet, this changed and ever-changing world remains the object of God’s missional intentions. God’s Spirit continues to give us gifts for these ventures of faith. We can …
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Cultivating Missional Disciples: Christian Practice for Mission in Daily Life

Niagara School for Missional Leadership

The Venerable Dr. David J. Anderson God has a mission and invites Christian disciples to participate in God’s own life and work. Christian formation is all about being formed in this life and for this work. It is not a self-improvement project or self-help scheme. It is the work of the Holy Spirit in Christian …
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Reimagining Church (formerly Mission 101)

Niagara School for Missional Leadership

John P. Bowen Are you frustrated by the decline in church attendance and ministry participation at your parish? Perhaps you’re hearing the buzz around terms like missional church, discipleship and fresh expressions, but are baffled about what those mean or how they might relate to your own parish. Maybe you haven’t heard of missional church …
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Jesus in the Qur’an: An Entry Point for Interfaith Dialogue

Virginia Theological Seminary

Jesus plays a central role in the Islamic tradition and offers a rich entry point into Christian-Muslim dialogue. Zeyneb Sayilgan, Ph.D., will lead this study of the person and mission of Jesus as presented in Muslim sacred scripture – the Qur’an. Students will assess the Qur’an’s significance for Muslim faith and practice, examine Qur’anic passages …
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Missional Preaching

Niagara School for Missional Leadership

The Right Reverend Susan J. A. Bell How do we connect God’s mission, and therefore the mission of the church, with the culture in which we live and speak in ways that help people make sense of their lives and their purpose through the lens of the Gospel? How can our words as preachers help …
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Christian Foundations: From Abraham to Jesus

Niagara School for Missional Leadership

Patrick Paulsen Many people are familiar with the concept of an overarching narrative (storyline) when looking at the history of our faith: from the Old Testament, through to the New and on into the history of the church, we can see God at work. However, when people think of, say, the Old Testament, disconnected images …
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Stewardship: A Faithful Response to God’s Mission

Niagara School for Missional Leadership

Gillian Doucet Campbell Stewardship is our faithful response to the mission of God. We can join in God’s mission with confidence and hope as stewards of God’s abundant gifts and invite others into that stewardship. What is God calling us to as individuals, as a parish, and as a diocese? We know there is a …
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Vocational and Continuing Education Course Calendar

Stevenson School of Ministry in the Diocese of Central Pennsylvania

From the Episcopal Diocese of Central Pennsylvania; these should be kept up to date for each term.