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 15 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.


2022.09A/D: The Diaconate | September 12 - October 31, 2022

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. 


2022.09A/P: Church History: Anglican Identity | September 12 - October 31, 2022

Books of Common Prayer on a bookshelf  Text: Church History: Anglican Identity, from the Center for Anglican Learning and Lead

In this course, students will explore Anglican identity by practicing spiritual disciplines associated with key luminaries in the Anglican tradition. Students will be invited to pray Matins from Thomas Cranmer’s first prayer book, read the poetry of George Herbert and John Donne, sing the hymns of Charles Wesley, study Scripture with Charles Gore, practice contemplation with Evelyn Underhill, lament with C.S. Lewis and Desmond Tutu, and pray the Night Prayer from the New Zealand prayer book. Students will not only gain an understanding but also a personal experience of Classical Anglicanism, Evangelical Anglicanism, Anglo-Catholicism, and expressions of Anglicanism from around the world. The pressing issues of the Anglican Communion will be analyzed as students engage in the spiritual discipline that ultimately forms one’s identity as an Episcopalian and Anglican: the practice of common prayer.

 
Required Books:

• Schmidt, Richard H. Glorious Companions: Five Centuries of Anglican Spirituality. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2002.

• Lewis, C.S. A Grief Observed (with Foreword by Madeleine L’Engle) New York: HarperCollins, 1994.

• London, Daniel. The Cloud of Unknowing Distilled. Hannacroix NY: Apocryphile Press, 2022.  


2022.09C: Episcopal Canons and Polity | September 12 - October 31, 2022

Picture at sunset with a sign post pointing in multiple directions

This seven-week online course will focus broadly on the canons and polity of the Episcopal Church. Using case studies, participants will work to understand how Episcopal communities share decision-making authority, address conflict and misconduct, and understand our common life. 
Those in formation for Holy Orders are required to take both this course AND the separate, one-day workshop focusing on Title IV.