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Pathways

for baptismal living

Life-long, life-wide & life-deep learning for ALL the baptized

You don’t have to enroll in a degree program to enrich your faith.

As part of Bexley Seabury’s seminary-beyond-walls philosophy, we’ve launched Pathways to educate, form, and catalyze the Body of Christ to blaze new pathways for prophetic and pastoral service in response to God’s call.

While there is a logic and sequence to the courses and programs available, our courses, workshops, events, and activities are designed so you can choose the combination and order that best suit your interests and needs.

Personal
Enrichment

Sometimes you long for deeper instruction than your adult formation classes can provide. But a full seminary program isn’t right for you. Pathways makes seminary-created education and spiritual formation accessible to anyone with a desire to go deeper in their knowledge and faith.

Licensure &
Church-Wide Imperatives

These courses are designed to meet General Convention directives as well as licensure requirements defined by the Canons of the Episcopal Church. Those seeing licensure need to gain approval from their Bishop to ensure that licensure will be conferred.

Communities
of Practice

 Designed to support leaders in particular ministry roles, these host-facilitated Zoom-based gatherings enable guest to interact with guest presenters and engage in sustained, critical conversation about faith, leadership, and issues relevant to their roles.

Ministry Preparation, Licensure, & Church-Wide Imperatives

Ministry and Licensure Preparation:

Each of these courses are available for personal enrichment and ministerial preparation.  They also meet the requirement of the Canons of the Episcopal Church for licensing or recertification. Those who are interested in obtaining a license should contact their Bishop (or the Bishop’s designee) to gain approval BEFORE taking a course to ensure that licensure will be conferred upon completion. Bexley Seabury Seminary does not have authority to confer this license. Depending on your context, your Bishop may ask you to complete some supplementary material or course prerequisites.

Church-Wide Imperatives Defined by the General Convention of the Episcopal Church

At WinterTalk 2022, the Office of Indigenous Ministries premiered Native Voices: Speaking to the Church and the World,This powerful, 37 minute video introduces the Doctrine of Discovery and its impact on all of us, Indigenous People and non-native people. Please share this with your communities.

Personal Enrichment

Discerning My Path to Faithful Living

A four-month, cohort-based discernment process to help you find your path for being part of God’s Mission.

Listen for God’s voice with others as you come to know yourself better and live more faithfully day-to-day.
The next cohorts will be September 11 – December 17, 2022.

Fundamentals of Our Faith (series)

Six grounding courses in the faith that can be taken separately or in a series

Developed in response to A Christian Life of Faith: Signs and Thresholds along The Way

Pathways for Living Your Faith in the World and within the Church

Deepen your faith and hone your skills

    Pathways for Living Your Faith as a Deacon

    Gaining skills to support prophetic ministries and leadership to meet the world’s needs

    Communities of Practice

      with  Conversations on The Partner’s Path
    1st Monday, 8:00-9:00pm ET

    Spouses of Episcopal clergy gather for for connection, spiritual nourishment, and gifts discernment
    through heart-to-heart topical engagements with our host and guest
    as we explore the challenge and the gift of being a clergy person’s partner.

    Conversations on The Partners Path takes a hiatus June through September.
    Check back in September to learn more about and register for our upcoming conversations.

    Click the image above for the recording of the most recent program;
    Look through our archive of video programs on Vimeo here.

    Deacons Talking on the Road to Emmaus
    2nd Monday, 8:00-9:00pm ET

    Inspired by the story of Cleopas and another disciple who came to recognize Jesus in their midst, these web conversations feature deacons sharing stories from their ministries in hope of recogning Jesus present as well as inspiring, supporting and renewing diaconal ministries.

    JOIN Deacons Talking on the Road to Emmaus 

    May 9, 2022    Diaconal Identity for the 21st Century   Lori Mills-Curran
    Click this link to register.

     Click the He Qi image “The Road to Emmaus” (used with permission) above for the recording of the most recent program;
    Look through our archive of video programs from February 2021 to present on Vimeo here 
    as well as recordings from April 2015 through February 2021 on YouTube here,

     

     

    Open Space for Ministering Communities
    3rd Thursdays, 1 pm ET

    This is an invitation to a monthly conversation exploring mutual ministry and ministry development.

    We are creating a space for all the baptized – lay and ordained – to explore what it takes
    “to move from a community around a minister to a ministering community”
    (The Rt. Rev. Wesley Frensdorff).

    Come to share questions, practices, ideas and support.

    The Living Waters Cooperative recently hosted a Dreaming gathering in MN.  
    Watch this space for the announcement about upcoming conversations.

    Sharing Stories of Baptismal Living

    This gathering highlights the contributions of lay leaders and provides opportunities to explore the extraordinary ways ordinary people have answered God’s call. Our hope is to offer inspiration and support to all who seek to live lives reflective of their baptismal promises.

    Click the image above for the recording of the most recent program; 
    Look through our archive of video programs on Vimeo here.