The Deacon’s Path: Vocational Development and Peer Mentoring
The Rev. Dcn. Susanne Watson Epting
March 26 – May 18, 2012
Registration Deadline: March 22, 2012
This continuing education experience will provide an opportunity to reflect on our vocations; what we’ve learned and where we’re still headed in ministry. The vocational development we’re doing takes the form of personal assessment of our lives in ministry. The peer mentoring means that we’ll be reflecting with others, receiving feedback, ideas and affirmation from them. In online courses, participants meet others from many geographical areas and ministry backgrounds. As they share diaconal hearts, prophetic and interpretive roles, and serve as animators of the diakonia of all believers, it’s good to compare notes, share learning plans, and take time to renew commitments. People who have been ordained for a while often take heart to hear the fresh perspectives of those in formation, and those in formation benefit by some of the mentoring that occurs from more experienced deacons. Class size is limited to 20.
Susanne Watson Epting is the Director of the Association for Episcopal Deacons (AED), with experience in facilitating and teaching in many church contexts. She recently served on the Primates’ Task Force on Theological Education in the Anglican Communion and also on the Episcopal Church task force on Proclaiming Education for All. Ministry development and baseball are her passions.
This course qualifies for the Advanced Anglican Series in the area of Ministry/Ethics. 2 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are available.
Register by March 10: $190
Register by March 22: $225
Check the Registration Page for groups whose members can receive the scholarship rate of $175 for this course.
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