Learn, Explore, Discover!
Over the summer of 2017, the Stevenson School of Ministry invites you to Learn with our courses, Explore with our Academy of Mission Formation events and Discover with our youth events.
Summer Course Questions? Contact Dean Szoke Coolidge. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or 717-236-5959 x 112
Course Option 1
Reading Spiritual Classics for Today - The Rev. Dr. Duncan Johnston
Over the course of five online lectures, discussions and assignments, students will learn about:
1. Important teachers of Christian spirituality
2. Five main streams of Christian spirituality
3. Spiritual disciplines that can change our lives
4. Everyday techniques for Christian spiritual practice
5. Commitment to Christian spiritual living through a Rule of Life
Course Option 2
Parish leadership for growth in the smaller congregation; Capturing the Prophetic Voice of the Small Church - The Rev. Canon Kate Harrigan
Through required reading and assignments, class discussions, class meetings and video conferences, participants will learn about the unique gifts that can be found in small churches. Stories of small church success and failure will be shared in the form of case studies. This course is focused on vestry and warden leadership. Teams from parishes are encouraged to engage in this learning together.
Course Option 3
Insight, Inspiration, and tools for the Engaged Leader - The Rev. Canon Daniel (Dan) Morrow
"Drawing on insights, models, and tools from the fields of Organization Development, Congregational Development, and the Missional Church movement, this course is designed to help the leader think strategically about, and engage with, their community and their church as they strive to discern and join in the mission of God."
Cost per 5-week course module is $150.00 for individuals or discounted group rate of $100.00 for group leader and $25.00 per each person in the group.
Course Option 4
Meeting God's Call - Module 1 - The Rev. Canon Kate Harrigan
Using Bishop Edward Little’s book, Ears to Hear, Recognizing and Responding to God’s Call, invites those who are exploring their call to lay or ordained ministry to ask “Who is the God who is calling us?” This module looks at the stories of God’s call to ordinary people, gaining a deeper understanding of individual narrative, community narrative and their relationship to God and the nature of Gods’ call.Using Bishop Edward Little’s book, Ears to Hear, Recognizing and Responding to God’s Call, invites those who are exploring their call to lay or ordained ministry to ask “Who is the God who is calling us?” This module looks at the stories of God’s call to ordinary people, gaining a deeper understanding of individual narrative, community narrative and their relationship to God and the nature of Gods’ call.
August 12th Seminar for Finance and Administration
Moving from Survival to Mission
9:00 AM to 2:30 PM
Treasurer's, wardens, all vestry members and Stewardship leaders and all volunteer and salaried Parish Administrators, this conference is for you. Keynote and workshops; Financial development within the life of congregations and expectations for monitoring endowment depreciation through the rhythm of spending and investment. Year round stewardship practices, including Planned Giving Leadership Development. 101 basics for vestries and committees—this is for vestry leadership and folks new to vestries as well as best practices for Parish Administrators.
$35.00 per person, includes lunch and 3 or more group rate of $100.00
Join us on Saturday, August 12th, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
St. Thomas Episcopal Church
301 St. Thomas Rd.
Lancaster, PA 17601-4832
To register, please click here.
Applications are required for those in Vocational Discernment and are new to the program. Others, including new students taking Meeting God’s Call modules, do not need to fill out this application.
To download the full SSFM Course Catalog, click here.
To register online, click here.