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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Field Education Preparation

Spring 2017

Dates: Meeting times to be announced.
Instructor: The Rev. KyungJa (KJ) Oh
Course number: ML320

This course is designed to ​provide first-year MDiv students with a faculty-guided opportunity to explore, select, and begin to become incorporated into a Community of Learning and Formation at the field site in which they will serve in their middler year. While this course is not credit-bearing, it is required as a pre-requisite to ML321/322, the Field Education Seminar I (Fall 2017) and II (Spring 2018). 

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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.

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

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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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