Diocesan School for Parish Development – 2022 Summer Intensive

The School for Parish Development 2022 Summer Intensive is scheduled to happen as follows: (1) Virtual Sessions: July 25. August 1, 8, 15, 22; (2) ‘In-Person Sessions: August 28 to September 2, 2022 (Sunday to Friday). IMPORTANT: Registration includes all sessions and cannot be done for either virtual or in-person sessions only.  

Transformations of Christian Worship in the Twentieth and Twenty-First Centuries

Whether you worship at a megachurch in Korea, an Anglican cathedral, a small congregation on the prairies, or a Roman Catholic campus ministry, the way your community worships has been impacted by the multiple movements that have transformed Christian worship over the past century. In this course, we explore the liturgical movement, ecumenical movement, charismatic movement, …
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The Great Co-Mission: Re-Framing Jesus’ Comprehensive Strategy for Church Growth

Jesus’s strategy for growing His church is simple and yet vastly misunderstood, unknown and/or not implemented. If ALL of us as disciples of Jesus live into this mandate the way it was intended, we could witness a revival, revitalization and growth of our communities of faith. Course will be taught in person at VST, and …
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Leading Change without Losing Your Soul

Transformational Leadership is absolutely dependent on the leader’s own ongoing transformation and ability to lead others into a process of shared transformation through ongoing learning and navigating loss. Course will be taught in person at VST, and via Zoom for distance students (certificate & degree students must connect synchronously)  

The Reforming Pope: Francis for Protestants and Others

We will examine the personality, history and ecclesiastical career of Jorge Mario Bergoglio (Pope Francis) and will explore two key primary texts of his reforming pontificate. Course will be taught in person at VST, and via Zoom for distance students (degree students must connect synchronously if studying via Zoom)