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School for Ministry Curriculum

The School for Ministry curriculum functions on a two-year cycle with each course taught once every other year. Which courses taken depends on the year in which the student begins study. We are currently (Spring of 2018) in the Fall Semester of Year One. The full two-year course-load is intended to prepare students for diaconal ministry. For students called to the priesthood, we periodically offer a third year of study.

Year One Fall Semester

  1. Hebrew Scriptures I
  2. Preaching
  3. Liturgics I
  4. Seminar on Ordained Ministry

Year One Spring Semester

  1. New Testament I
  2. Pastoral Care
  3. Liturgics II
  4. World Religions and Ecumenism

Year Two Fall Semester

  1. Hebrew Scriptures II
  2. Ethics
  3. Anglicanism
  4. Church History

Year Two Spring Semester

  1. New Testament II
  2. Church Mission and Society
  3. Theology
  4. Christian Spirituality

Year Three

Third-years are intended to prepare candidates for successful completion of their General Ordination Exams, and coursework is established in consultation with the bishop, rector and dean of studies. Possible courses include:

  • Leadership and Congregational Vitality
  • Advanced Topics in Theology
  • Christology
  • Episcopal Church Polity
  • Missiology and Global Theologies
  • Bishop’s Seminar for Priests
  • Christian Education
  • Vision, Change and the Church of the Future
  • Theology for the Practice of Ministry