The Way of Jesus Fall 2018

September 17, 2018 - November 5, 2018


This course will help students examine their own personal and corporate spiritual and liturgical practices and the ways in which they are connected to the life, ministry and teaching of Jesus. Students will also study and develop new Christian spiritual practices for use in future ministry. Coursework will include creating a digital media project, keeping a spiritual journal, and a final writing assignment.

September 17 – November 5, 2018

Instructor: The Rev. Dr. Robert Leopold

The Rev. Dr. Robert K. Leopold has served in many, varied contexts. At a resource-sized parish with an endowment he was integral in building one of the largest young adult groups in the Episcopal Church. In the gritty south side neighborhoods of Chattanooga, he and a team started Southside Abbey: a non-traditional church in the Episcopal tradition. He has served internationally in the Anglican Church of Canada, in Ottawa’s Chinatown. In addition, he has taught classes at Sewanee’s School of Theology on missional ministry and the changing Church. As a Fellow with Episcopal Church Foundation, he has travelled around the Episcopal Church and Anglican Church of Canada in search of missional expressions, serving as coach, cheerleader, storyteller, and convener. He currently lives in Vermont, where he serves as interim rector while he finishes a Master’s Degree in Storytelling.