A course for people who are discerning a call to, or preparing for, the diaconate in the Anglican Church of Canada.
The Iona Report provides the framework for this program, rooting it in a theological vision of vocation, and providing session themes from the areas of recommended competencies for lifelong learning, formation, and training for the diaconate. These competencies “are intended to be a guide for the church to discern the gifts of a person called to the diaconate, and equip and form them with the knowledge and skills they will need to minister effectively.”
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. It
- 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 public worship
- Provides opportunities for discernment of gifts and vocation
Ministering by Word and Example is open to casual students in our Continuing Studies program, CCS Diaconal Ministries students, and students in the Anglican Certificate in Diaconal Ministry program. Register for MWE Ministering by Word and Example.