2024 ADC National Deacons Conference in partnership with ELCIC Deacons

Beacons of Hope in a Messy World Every three years Anglican Deacons Canada in partnership with ELCIC Deacons organizes a national in-person conference for deacons. It is a wonderful opportunity to connect with and learn from deacon colleagues, aspirants to the diaconate and supporters of the diaconate from across Canada and beyond. At the 2024 …
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Images of Diakonia

Diaconal ministry has at its heart connecting Christian scripture and tradition with the needs, hopes and concerns of the world. Using a framework of five key images, students will strengthen awareness of the sacred in the Church and the wider community, invigorate their practice of diakonia, and gain confidence in engaging others to do the …
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Ministering by Word and Example

This program engages students in theory, theology, practice, reflection, and action in ways that are useful for ministerial formation in a variety of learning contexts. This program: Explores the foundations for diaconal service in the Anglican tradition Develops capacity for Biblical and theological reflection; pastoral and social responses, especially with vulnerable people; and leadership in …
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CONGREGATIONAL MUSIC FOR THE LITURGICAL YEAR

An introduction to the planning of congregational music for worship leaders and practitioners. This course will explore the connections between the liturgical year (as set by the Revised Standard Lectionary), the biblical readings and a variety of music and liturgical resources and settings. The content material will draw, primarily, on liturgical resources within the Anglican …
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The Diaconate

The Diaconate is an online course for deacons, deacons in formation, and those wishing to be better grounded in a sound understanding of The Sacred Order of Deacons including especially, members of local discernment committees and members of Commissions on Ministry. The course will consider the history of the Order of Deacons—what is helpful and what is …
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The Diaconal Hermeneutic

As we live into the fourth wave of the current renewal of the Sacred Order of Deacons in The Episcopal Church, we are gaining greater clarity about the distinctive nature of the “full and equal order,” and we are increasingly able and willing to invite the gift of prophetic servant leadership. At the heart of …
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Theology II

This course is the second part of the foundational course in Christian theology. This second half of the course is focused on Anglican ecclesiology in particular. Starting from the consideration of the nature of Church, we explore what it means to know the Triune God in the mission and through our ministry the sacraments, and …
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Images of Diakonia

Diaconal ministry has at its heart connecting Christian scripture and tradition with the needs, hopes and concerns of the world. Using a framework of five key images, students will strengthen awareness of the sacred in the Church and the wider community, invigorate their practice of diakonia, and gain confidence in engaging others to do the …
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Practical Theology of Compassion

Bringing together theological perspectives, theory, and practice, students will explore the significance and impact of compassion for the communities they serve. This includes exploring the experience of human suffering, the relationship between divine and human action, and means of change to develop transforming practices that reflect the baptismal call to advance God’s life-giving renewal in …
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