Born of Water, Born of Spirit: Baptismal Living and Ministry

January 25, 2016 - March 14, 2016

Center for Anglican Learning and Leadership

CALL’s online courses are offered throughout the year and are designed so that you can participate at your own pace and at your own time.

Each course is 7 weeks, each week a separate lesson. Continuing Education Units are offered at the rate of 2 CEUs per course. Students from across The Episcopal Church and beyond join experienced online instructors in creating a classroom environment of respect and mutual learning.

  • Courses are open to anyone, lay or ordained, of any denomination or none.
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  • All courses are subject to cancellation should the minimum registration limit not be met.
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Course fees:
$210 Standard Rate
$185 Association of Episcopal Deacons Rate


Winter 2016: January 25- March 14, 2016
Registration is now open


Born of Water, Born of Spirit: Baptismal Living and Ministry


As the people of God, the priesthood of all believers, each of us is called to respond to a world that craves healing and wholeness. Through the recovery of our authority for ministry given at baptism, Christians are empowered to face the challenges of today, transforming our churches and awakening our spirits to the living God in our midst. This course will focus on the evolution of our understanding of baptismal living and ministry from the time of the earliest Christians until the 1979 Book of Common Prayer. We will look at ways to support the ministry of the baptized in daily life and in churches, and investigate resources for local ministry development.Through reading, reflection, and sharing, members of the class will gain a deeper understanding of baptism and will develop skills for empowering vocation in and outside of congregations. The primary text for the course will be Born of Water, Born of Spirit: Supporting the Ministry of the Baptized in Small Congregations, by Sheryl Kujawa-Holbrook and Fredrica Harris Thompsett.

Instructor: The Rev. Dr. Sheryl Kujawa-Holbrook

The Rev. Dr. Kujawa-Holbrook is a priest of the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles, an educator, historian of religion, and practical theologian. She is currently professor of practical theology and religious education at Claremont School of Theology, and professor of Anglican Studies at Bloy House, the Episcopal Theological School at Claremont.