In This Issue
Teaching the Bible and More: Fall Courses in Chicago and Columbus
Kellogg Summer Institute Save the Date
Summer Students in Chicago
Carter and Strong Earn DMins
Fall Anglican Studies in Columbus and Chicago
Courses offers flexibility, academic credit or lifelong learning

The new Bexley Seabury Federation Program in Anglican Studies offers a wide range of options for Episcopal leaders from all walks of life. This fall, join us in Columbus, Chicago or online and choose from a variety of intensive and semester-long courses. Financial aid is available. Learn more. 




John Dally Strategies for Teaching the Bible

Post-seminary, it can be hard to translate the history and content of the Bible into knowledge that parishioners can use and share easily with others. This course with Professor John Dally will present six strategies for teaching the canonical story in ways that lead to personal and communal transformation. Learn more. Register online for the academic credit course or drop-in sessions. 


Dates:  September 27-28, November 1-2, December 6-7 in Chicago 


This course also includes six evening sessions that are free and open to the public. Learn more.




Pastoral Offices

This fall in Columbus, Bexley Seabury President Roger Ferlo will teach a weekend intensive course on the pastoral offices. "We will pay close attention to issues of inculturation and social context as we assess the effectiveness of the Prayer Book offices and related rites in a post-modern culture," he writes. Learn more and register online. 


Dates:  September 6-7, October 4-5, November 14-15 in Columbus and online work



Anglican and Episcopal History

This course with Bexley Dean Tom Ferguson covers the history and development of the Episcopal Church and Anglican Communion, with particular attention given to Anglicanism as a diverse, globalized communion. Learn more and register online.


Dates:  September 20-21, October 25-26, December 6-7 in Columbus and online work 





Canon Law

This online-only course with Seabury Academic Dean Ellen Wondra covers the basics of the canon law and polity of The Episcopal Church. This is a not-for-credit course that meets ordination requirements in The Episcopal Church. Learn more and register online.


Dates:  September 1-December 1


Save the Date:  2014 Kellogg Summer Institute
June 16-20

Mark your calendar now for the next session of o
ur popular Kellogg Summer Institute, a three-day program tailored to meet the distinctive needs of lay and clergy leaders. Plan to join us for lectures, interactive exercises and dialog with faculty at the Center for Nonprofit Management, Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

Watch for details and application materials in the fall, and talk with Susan Harlow to learn more.

"...the professors from Kellogg could have hit a single, but they were swinging for the fences. When I got home I began to explode with ideas." 

Summer Intensive for Preaching Students

Ecumenical DMin program holds residency in Chicago

DMin in preaching students in Chicago, Summer 2013

Each summer, students in the Association of Chicago Theological Schools (ACTS) ecumenical DMin in preaching program gather in Chicago for intensive summer study. This summer, the program included three Episcopal students (l-r) in photo above:


The Rev. Ray Massenburg, a first-year student and priest-in-charge at St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Washington DC 


The Very Rev. John Downey, a third-year student and dean of the Cathedral of Saint Paul in Erie, Pa.


The Rev. William Martin, a second-year student and rector of St. Martin of Tours Episcopal Church in Pryor, Ok. 


Learn more about doing a DMin in preaching at Bexley Seabury and the Association of Chicago Theological Schools, and apply by January 31 to begin work next summer. 


Carter, Strong Earn DMins

Ferlo visits congregations to confer degrees

On July 14, President Ferlo awarded Seabury's DMin in preaching to the Rev. Susan Carter at St. John's Episcopal Church in Howell, Mi., where she is rector. Her thesis was titled "The Incarnational Paul in (Two) Acts: From Motorcycle Gang to Martyr." 


In 2011, Carter, who is also a professor in the School of Journalism at Michigan State University, reflected on her experience in the program. Read her article, "Ten Sermons in One Day," on the website.




On June 23, President Ferlo and Academic Dean Ellen Wondra awarded Seabury's DMin in congregational development to the Rev. Marc Strong, rector of the Church of the Incarnation in Bloomingdale, Ill. Strong's thesis was titled "Tentmakers: Changing the Variables in the Equation of Economic Viability for Congregations in the Episcopal Diocese of Chicago."


Learn more about Bexley Seabury's DMin degrees in preaching and congregational development and talk with Academic Dean Ellen Wondra to learn more about furthering your skills for ministry in these flexible programs.

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