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Current Courses

2020-2021
Vocational and Continuing Education Course Calendar

Winter Term

Nov 1st  2019 – Feb 22, 2020
Winter break December 15 – January 9

  • Theology I, D, P
  • Church History I, P
  • Introduction to OT, D, P
  • Anglican Prayer Book Studies, AS, D, P
  • Anglican Liturgical Theology, AS, P
  • Theology Elective, P
  • Homiletics I, D, P

Spring Term

Feb 21 – May 2, 2020

  • Ethics I, D, P
  • The Message of Mission, D, P
  • Intro to NT, D, P
  • Church History II, AS, D, P
  • Theology II, P
  • Anglican Ethics,  AS. Elective P

D =  Deacon’s course
P = Priest course
AS = Anglican Studies course

For instructions on how to register for our courses, click here.

Fall Term (August 24 – October 30)

Anglican Approaches to Ministry

FACULTY: Rev. Dr. David Zwifka and Rev. Dr. Shawn Strout
COST: $300 for credit / $100 to audit
DATES: Mondays at 7:00 PM

The history of our Church centers on 2 books: The English Bible and The Book of Common Prayer. Learn how Episcopalians read these two books and how that knowledge shapes our ministry.

Anglican Homiletics

FACULTY: Rev. Dr. Shawn Strout
COST: $300 for credit / $100 to audit
DATES: Mondays at 8:00 PM

This course is both for the student preacher and the experienced preacher. Preachers are called to proclaim the Good News of Jesus Christ no matter the circumstances. How do we proclaim this Good News in challenging times? In this course, we will discuss three types of challenging sermons: liturgical, pastoral, and prophetic sermons. Students will preach three times, videotaping themselves and the class will discuss the sermons via Zoom. Therefore, access to a digital recorder and a webcam/microphone will be required.

Biblical Hebrew for Old Testament Interpretation

FACULTY: Collin Cornell
COST: $300 for credit / $100 to audit
DATES: Tuesdays at 6:00 PM

This online class introduces biblical Hebrew for the sake of Old Testament preaching, teaching, and personal study. Students will learn the Hebrew alphabet, essential Hebrew grammar, and important theological vocabulary, and they will become familiar with online tools and resources. The class will be fun, engaging, and enriching for all who desire a deeper understanding of Hebrew Scripture in its original language.

Canon Law

FACULTY: Rev. Dr. David Zwifka
COST: $300 for credit / $100 to audit
DATES: Wednesdays at 6:00 PM

This course will provide an overview of the Constitution and Canons of the Episcopal Church.

Intro to Old Testament

FACULTY: Callie Browser Plunkett
COST: $300 for credit / $100 to audit
DATES: Thursdays at 8:00 PM

The first part of this course deals with those background issues necessary for a proper understanding of the sacred texts, including inspiration, inerrancy, canonicity, biblical history, how the reader is to interpret biblical texts. The second part of the course applies these concepts to a study of the Pentateuch, concentrating on Genesis, Exodus, and Deuteronomy.

Spiritual Practices for Today

FACULTY: Rev. Marsha Roscoe
COST: $300 for credit / $100 to audit
DATES: Tuesdays at 7:00 PM

This course 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.