Courses in partnership with the Center for Anglican Learning and Leadership

Below you'll find courses that we share in partnership with the Church Divinity School of the Pacific (CDSP).  

Those in formation for Holy orders should register via ECMN BY AUGUST 27 at this link:

Formands Only: Register HERE

All others are welcome to register for these courses, along with all the other offerings by CALL. Tuition for these courses is $230. Register directly with CALL here. If you'd like to take one of these courses and the tuition is a barrier to your participation, please reach out to formation@episcopalmn.org.


2021.09A/D: The Diaconate | September 13 - November 1, 2021 

Deacon in white alb and stole reading the Gospel

The Diaconate is an online course for deacons, deacons in formation, and those wishing to be better grounded in a sound understanding of The Sacred Order of Deacons including especially, members of local discernment committees and members of Commissions on Ministry.

The course will consider the history of the Order of Deacons—what is helpful and what is not; the ecclesiology of orders, the distinctive experience of the diaconate in The Episcopal Church, how and why deacons engage in ministry and leadership, and finally, a brief look at the diaconate seen ecumenically. 


2021.09A/P: Church History: Anglican Identity | September 13 - November 1, 2021

Books of Common Prayer on a bookshelf  Text: Church History: Anglican Identity, from the Center for Anglican Learning and LeadChurch History: Anglican Identity introduces learners to the history and culture of churches that call themselves Anglican or Episcopal – our origins, our evolution, our contentions and our commonalities. Particularly, we will examine Anglican approaches to the church, mission, spirituality, worship, ordained ministry, human being, ecumenism and realignment. This course will equip you with a grasp of how an Anglican identity distinguishes us from and binds us to other forms of Christianity. The course will give you a head-start in other Episcopal Church-related courses.

Instructor: Dr. Bradley Peterson



2021.09B: The Way of Jesus | September 13 - November 1, 2021

A path through a forest. Text: The Way of Jesus, with CDSP's Center for Anglican Learning & LeadershipMany people in the Episcopal Church today are talking about a ‘Jesus Movement’—including the Presiding Bishop. What might that look like?

Well-intentioned Christians sometimes use their knowledge about Jesus as a substitute for knowing Jesus. Episcopalians and the likewise liturgically-minded can extend this substitution to liturgy. We know how to do liturgy the “right” way and we may know our liturgical roots, but we may not be allowing our liturgical and spiritual practices to do what they were designed to do: participate in the Divine life. As we journey through the church year, how many of those we serve are aware of the connection of Jesus’ earthly ministry and the rituals we perform? This course seeks to break down the divide between knowing about Jesus or liturgy and knowing Jesus or liturgy, by studying basic Christological concepts through the lens of Christian History and contemporary practice. Students will be invited to make connections between their personal and corporate spiritual practices and aspects of Jesus’ earthly ministry: saying why what they are doing matters and showing how that mattering is therefore manifest in their lives.

Instructor: The Rev. Robert Leopold