Current Courses

2019-2020
Vocational and Continuing Education Course Calendar

Fall Term

Aug 9th – Oct 19, 2019

  • Anglican Approaches to Ministry, AS, D, P
  • Spiritual Practices (10 weeks), D
  • Teaching Ministry, P
  • Deacons in ActionD, P and Field Placement
  • Anglican Homiletics, AS, P (elective)
  • Anglican Practical Theology, P
  • Becoming the Beloved CommunityAS, D, P

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
  • Deacon’s Path, D

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

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Anglican Approaches to Ministry

Anglican Approaches to Ministry

FACULTY: Rev. Dr. David Zwifka and Rev. Shawn Strout
COST: $300 for credit and $100 for audit
DATES: Weekly Zoom Meeting Times:  TBD

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.

Spiritual Practices for Today

Spiritual Practices

FACULTY: Deacon Marsha Roscoe
COST: $300 for credit and $100 for audit
DATES: Weekly Zoom Meeting Times: Tuesdays at 6:00 p.m. beginning August 13, 2019.

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 (10-week course).

Anglican Practical Theology

Anglican Practical Theology

FACULTY: Canon Jay Geisler
COST: $300 for credit and $100 for audit
DATES: Weekly Zoom Meeting Times:  TBD

This course is for all pastoral caregivers, for those who are fulfilling a call to tend to the sick, and those who make pastoral visitations in your congregation.

Becoming the Beloved

Becoming the Beloved Community

FACULTY: Mr. Kevin Barron and Dr. Marion Schwartz
COST:  FREE
DATES: Weekly Zoom Meeting Times: TBD

Using the framework of the Episcopal Church’s “Becoming a Beloved Community” this course on antiracism will lead participants through four pillars rooted in the Baptismal Covenant; Telling the Truth about the Church and Race; Proclaiming the Dream of Beloved Community; Practicing the Way of Love; and Repairing the Breach in Society and Institutions. Among other resources addressing systemic racism, privilege, and justice, the principal texts for the course are The Sin of White Supremacy: Christianity, Racism, and Religious Diversity in America by Jeannine Fletcher and Yet With A Steady Beat: The African American Struggle for Recognition in the Episcopal Church. The course is designed to provide future and current leaders of the church with the knowledge and background to combat the sin of racism, particularly focusing on dismantling systemic racism within and outside of the institution of the Church.

Homelitics

Teaching Ministry

FACULTY: Very Rev. Robyn Szoke-Coolidge and Rev. Ingrid Anderson
COST: $300 for credit and $100 for audit
DATES: Weekly Zoom Meeting Times:  TBD

Designed for those who are engaged in adult formation, as well as children, youth and family ministry, this course connects theory and practice and opens new designs and opportunities for those places where “Sunday School” is no longer working

Intro to New Testament

Anglican Homiletics

FACULTY: Rev. Shawn Strout
COST: $300 for credit and $100 for audit
DATES: Weekly Zoom Meeting Times:  TBD

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.

(If you are a Lancaster Theological Seminary student who wishes to take this course as part of the Certificate for Anglican Studies, you must register through LTS.)

History of the Episcopal Church

Deacons in Action

FACULTY: Deacons Jane Miron and Hank Marrow
COST: $300 for credit and $100 for audit
DATES: Weekly Zoom Meeting Times:  TBD

(This course is open only to vocational students who have met specific prerequisites.)

This course consists of a five-week hybrid online module that prepares the students to engage in two semesters of field placement. he Second Five weeks consist of a discussion forum for practicing Theological Reflection and Social Analysis to determine the Field Placement mission choice. The First Five weeks connect the academic discipline of theology with the identity of the diaconate ministry. The Second Five weeks consist of a discussion forum for practicing Theological Reflection and Social Analysis to determine the Field Placement mission choice. The student will be expected to develop a mission opportunity using theology as a way to analyze and structure mission and ministry either in a congregation, institution, convocation, or regional area.