Field Education

Fall 2017

Dates: Meeting times to be announced.
Instructor: The Rev. KyungJa (KJ) Oh
Course number: ML321/322 

This course provides an opportunity for those in field placements to reflect on lessons learned. Topics include everything from the basics of running a vestry meeting, planning a funeral, and reading a spreadsheet to the broader issues of leading and managing adaptive change, and how the Church might function in a rapidly changing cultural landscape.

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Anglican Formation

Fall 2017

Formation at Bexley Seabury focuses on theological self-reflection as a means of gaining insight into the effectiveness and depth of personal spiritual practice in preparation for service as a prophetic voice in the Church, the world and daily life. Students are supported in developing spiritual practices that free them to wonder and experiment with ways to realize and sustain their vocation. The Anglican Formation course is intentionally designed to stretch students to creatively respond through reading, writing and artistic expression.

The course is required for all students enrolled in the MDiv degree program and may be taken by students earning their Diploma in Anglican Studies; other students must obtain permission from the director of formation before registering for this course.

Dates: August 29-30, 2017 at the Cenacle Retreat Center (Chicago) and online thereafter.
Instructor: The Rev. KyungJa (KJ) Oh
Course number: PSF300

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Anglican Liturgy and Music: Development & Theology

Fall 2017

This course is an introduction to the principles and practices of Anglican worship with particular focus on the Episcopal Church. The course will cover the nature of worship and the history of its evolution; and the theology and use of music in worship.

Dates:  September 22-23, October 20-21, December 1-2, 2017.
Instructor:  Therese DeLisio and Milner Seifert
Course number: ML 301

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Making Mission Possible in Tough Times

J-Term 2018

This course will focus on the needs of lay and clergy leaders in the midst of rapid change and uncertainty by presenting concepts and tools to manage congregations, and even help them thrive. How might we identify capacities and engage our neighbors and local partners to be catalysts for renewal and change?

Dates: Jan. 8-12, 2018
Instructor: The Rev. Canon Suzann Holding and Others TBD
Course number: ML575/675

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Learning from London: Mission and Evangelism in the 21st Century

J-Term 2018

This is a travel course. A multi-faceted approach to mission and evangelism in the Diocese of London, Church of England, has led to 50% growth in weekly attendance since 1990. This has come about through a combination of dynamic local parish programs, strategic planning for planting and renewing churches, and an inspiring vision set forth by the diocese, situated in one of the most diverse, multi-faith and secularized urban centers in the world. How? And what may be learned for our own context? Students will learn best practices from seasoned practitioners and explore how to apply them at home.

Space in this course is limited and it fills quickly. Registration is by application only. Please contact Dr. Jason Fout for more information or for an application. jfout@bexleyseabury.edu

Dates:  Begins online October 2017, in London January 13-19, 2018
Instructor:  The Rev. Dr. Jason Fout
Course number: CC450/650

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