Parish Life Courses

Parish Life Courses

A woman sits on a wooden chair and prays to God.

Ways to Pray: Spiritual Practices

INSTRUCTOR: Deacon Marsha Roscoe
COST: $75.00 per person or $150.00 for a parish for two or more people
DATES: August – September

Invites participants to explore in community one’s faith journey, noticing where we’ve been, where we are now, and where God is inviting us into, so we can grow in and bear witness to God’s Way of Love. Drawing from the deep roots of our Christian tradition, this course explores how spiritual practices shape our lives to follow Jesus (five-week course).

Parish Life Share Our Story and Follow Jesus

Ways to Share Our Story and Follow Jesus

INSTRUCTOR: Deacon Marsha Roscoe
COST: $75.00 per person or $150.00 for a parish for two or more people
DATES: September – October

Explores how to seek, name and celebrate Jesus’ loving presence in the stories of all people.  Students engage scripture and prayer practices that help us identify and name our own encounters with Jesus and that seek and name where we see the presence of Jesus in our communities and neighborhoods (five-week course).

Parish Life Erradicating Racism

Introduction to Eradicating Racism

INSTRUCTORS: Mr. Kevin Barron and Dr. Marion Schwartz
COST: FREE
DATES: Flexible: Contact Kevin Barron

Using the framework of the Episcopal Church’s “Becoming a Beloved Community” this introductory course on antiracism will lead participants through five pillars rooted in helping us to live out our Baptismal Covenant. Course resources will be used that address systemic racism, identity, and justice. Participants will be asked to examine these concepts through the lens of scripture.

Parish Life Changing your Congregations Money Culture

Changing Your Congregation’s ‘Money Culture’

INSTRUCTOR: The Rev. Rob Blezard
COST: $75.00 per person or $150.00 for a parish for two or more people
DATES: August – September

Looks at what our bible and our faith traditions say about money and explores a congregation’s unspoken and unhealthy “money culture.” Through awareness, education and best practices, you will learn how to shift the money culture (five-week course).

Parish Life Stewardship

Congregational Stewardship: Best Practices and Strategies

INSTRUCTORS: The Rev. Rob Blezard
COST: $75 per person or $150.00 for a parish for two or more people
DATES: September – October

Explores ways to bring stewardship into the congregation in a way that will help lead congregants into deeper discipleship and a better understanding of generosity, God’s abundance, and the work of the church (five-week course).

Parish Life Sharing the Lectionary

Sharing the
Lectionary

INSTRUCTOR: Canon Dr. Deirdre Good
COST: $75 per person
DATES: August – October (10 weeks)

This course is an opportunity for an online discussion for our Sunday lectionary lessons. Inspirational posts serve to engage the learner in the inter-relationship of all the lessons, the collect and especially the gospel lesson. This is a great course for anyone who is teaching, preaching, or want to learn about the lessons the week before they are experienced in liturgy.

Spiritual Practices for Today

Spiritual Practices For Today

INSTRUCTOR: Deacon Marsha Roscoe
COST: $100.00 per person or $300.00 for credit
DATES: August – October

Provides an experiential introduction to classical Christian spiritual disciplines that nurture intimacy with God. Becoming familiar with some of Christianity’s rich spiritual traditions, and through personal experimentation with various classical prayer-forms and disciplines, students will be better equipped to develop a prayerful Rule of Life (10-week course).

If you would like more information about these courses, please contact:
The Very Rev. Robyn Szoke-Coolidge, Dean
Phone: (717) 315-8088
Email: rszoke@diocesecpa.org