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.

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

Contact jfout@bexleyseabury.edu for more information or to register.

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The Art of Preaching

J-Term 2018

Preachers are asked to be writers, actors/performance artists, composers, dancers, painters, and sculptors all at one time, yet they are rarely given the tools they need to make good on these expectations. What if preachers thought of themselves as creative artists who employ many artistic disciplines to craft and deliver their sermons? This course is open to beginning, intermediate, and advanced preachers who would like to draw both their preparation and execution from the right sides of their brains.

Dates: Jan. 22–26, 2018

Instructor: The Rev. Dr. John Dally

Course number: ML332/632

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