Anglican Formation

Spring 2017

Students and faculty meet monthly in a retreat-like setting for prayer, mutual support, and holy conversation on topics related to the Anglican Christian tradition and how to inculcate spiritual practices that integrate heart, soul, and mind.

Anglican Formation course accomplishes our ability to stretch ourselves spiritually through reading assignments, reflections and responses to and from our peers. The course is required for students in the MDiv program who are seeking Holy Orders and other students who have permission from the director of formation.

Dates: January 26-27, 2017
Instructor: The Rev. KyungJa (KJ) Oh
Course number: PSF300

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Liturgy and Music: Theology and Practice

Spring 2017

This course deals with the principles and practices of worship in the Episcopal Church. The course covers the theology and practice of worship according to the 1979 Book of Common Prayer, its supplements, and supporting musical resources. Students will have an opportunity to develop competencies in leading worship, understanding it to be both expressive of and formational for those who gather for worship.

Dates: Feb. 17-18, March 17-18, April 21-22, 2017
Instructor: The Rev. Victor Conrado and Mr. Milner Seifert
Course number: ML302

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Strategies for Teaching the Bible

Spring 2017

Seminarians learn a great deal about the history and content of the bible but post-seminary can find it difficult to translate their learning into knowledge parishioners can use and share easily with others. This course will present six strategies for teaching the canonical story efficiently and impactfully in ways that lead to personal and communal transformation. Participants will both learn the content of the bible afresh and how to teach it to others using the same methods.

Dates:  Feb. 24-25, March 24-25, April 28-29, 2017
Instructor:  The Rev. Dr. John Dally
Course number:
ML451/651

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The Structures of Community: Cities, Neighborhoods and the New Urbanism for Church Leaders

June 2017

How do order, community, sustainability, and livability in the built environments we inhabit affect us as we lead communities of faith? Participants will develop skills in analysis, evaluation and theological assessment of places, and will assess the relation of urbanism to the gospel, the common good, and the church’s mission. The course involves several local field trips.

Dates: June 12-16, 2017
Instructor: The Rev. Dr. Jason Fout
Course number: CC461/661

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Non-Profit Management and Leadership

June 2017

This course is available for academic credit only.

Business savvy and theology dovetail in this innovative leadership program. Topics include: leadership; leading and following; leveraging generational differences in your organization; stewarding resources; difficult conversations; branding. Participants will take away practical tools to implement in their ministry contexts. Offered in conjunction with the three-day Bexley Seabury Leadership Institute at the Kellogg School. Meets in downtown Chicago.

2017 Institute Topics:

  • Innovation Strategies
  • Team Building
  • Leading with Vision & Purpose:  What’s Your Story
  • Leadership & Organizational Communication:  The Art of Engaging Others
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Leading Change

Dates: June 19-23, 2017
Instructors: Northwestern University Kellogg School Faculty, The Rev. Dr. Scott Stoner, The Rev. Canon Suzann Holding
Course number: ML580/680

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Reimagining Congregations in Mission (formerly called Congregations in the 21st Century)

June 2017

This course explores inherited assumptions and patterns of Christian congregational life in light of new apostolic environments. Perspectives on missional ecclesiology offer a framework for renewing congrergational identity and practice. Students engage insights from organizational, leadership and innovation theory.

Dates: June 5-9, 2017
Instructor: The Rev. Dr. Dwight Zscheile
Course number: ML561/661

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Topics in Anglican Theology: Rowan Williams and Sarah Coakley

Fall 2017

We will explore in depth the theology of Rowan Williams and Sarah Coakley, two significant contemporary theologians—both connected to the
Church of England, deeply involved in ministry, and representative of broader trends in Anglican theology. The seminar format, engaging in close readings and discussions of Williams’ and Coakley’s central texts, will be enriched through poetry, praying with icons, and contemplative prayer.

Dates: September 29-30, October 27-28, December 8-9, 2017
Instructor: The Rev. Dr. Jason Fout
Course number:  HTS2041

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