Fall 2014

Mon, Sep 22, 2014 to Mon, Nov 10, 2014
Dr. Jennifer Snow
Registration Deadline: Fri, Sep 19, 2014
CEUs: 2

What does it mean for young people to become "practicing Christians?" And how do we help nurture that practice?  Whether you are a youth ministry volunteer or a rector, you know that “youth are the future of the church.”  In fact, they are also the “now” of the church.  Come examine theological, developmental, sociological, and practical issues for organizing, leading, participating in, and sustaining ministry with youth, with special attention to connections between youth ministry, young adult ministry, and the challenges of continuing connection to church in an increasingly secular society.  The course responds to the needs and interests of participants, who shape the offerings with their own experiences and questions.

Dr. Jennifer Snow

Dr. Snow is associate for Discipleship Ministries at the Diocese of California. She has broad experience in campus and young adult ministry. Previously, she was the Deputy Director for Progressive Christians Uniting in Los Angeles, and a writer and trainer on the theology and practice of global mission with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Dr. Snow also helped develop a new young adult spiritual formation program in Chicago. She holds a Ph.D. in religion from Columbia University, and has published on race, religion and immigration policy.

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Mon, Sep 22, 2014 to Mon, Nov 10, 2014
The Rev. Dcn. Susanne Watson Epting
Registration Deadline: Fri, Sep 19, 2014
CEUs: 2

Deacons are charged by the church to "interpret the needs, hopes and concerns of the world to the church." Some believe this charge is not unlike that of the Prophets called to articulate God's vision. In this learning experience, we'll explore skills that are helpful in being an interpreter, along with ways of grounding ourselves in that role and sustaining ourselves spiritually.   How do we, with God's help, find sustenance when being true to our baptismal and ordination vows becomes extra challenging?  And how do we help affirm and bless the interpretive role in others?

Watson Epting

Susanne Watson Epting (M.A. in American Studies, University of Iowa) is the former Director of the Association for Episcopal Deacons (AED) and serves on the Primates' Task Force on Theological Education in the Anglican Communion and the Episcopal Church task force on Proclaiming Education for All.

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Mon, Sep 22, 2014 to Mon, Nov 10, 2014
James Jordan, CPA
Registration Deadline: Fri, Sep 19, 2014
CEUs: 2

This lively, informative and practical course helps clergy, staff, vestries, and volunteers acquire skills to ensure sound financial management of parishes and protection of church assets. Students will study leadership, roles and responsibilities, a common lexicon about money, how to read church financial statements, fraud, processes and procedures involving money and taxes and will receive templates, process flows, and current documents from many sources that are useful in every day work.

Jordan

James Jordan  is a CPA who has performed over 200 audits on churches. Prior to his retirement from IBM, he was the founder of the Learning Center of Excellence, a global think tank on adult learning, and was the founder and worldwide practice leader of the IBM Leadership and Management Development consulting practice for IBM Global Services. He is certified in structured curriculum and course design through Vanderbilt University and has an Executive MBA from Emory University in Atlanta. James has published a book, "Financial Management for Episcopal Parishes", released by Morehouse Publishing, Inc.

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Mon, Sep 22, 2014 to Mon, Nov 10, 2014
Dr. Marion Grau
Registration Deadline: Fri, Sep 19, 2014
CEUs: 2

This course will investigate the ways in which theologia viatorum (Moltmann), is an expression and practice of engaged and embodied expressions of the search for God and meaning in life. We will consider the history of tourism, pilgrimage, missionary wanderings, migration, including practices of sedentariness in rhythmic intersection with nomadic practices.

What does it mean to be a pilgrim? What counts as pilgrimage? What theological, social, and ecological angles come alive as we walk across lands to sacred places? How has the concept and practice of pilgrimage been reshaped in our present day and what purposes does it have? To go on pilgrimage in an age that could well be called an age of migration, what kinds of movement across lands do we consider holy, which ones unholy? The course will offer room for students both to share their own experiences of pilgrimage, to learn from others in the class and gain new insights through exposure to the practice of pilgrimage in other times and settings.

Dr. Grau is a native of Germany. She studied Protestant Theology and English at the University of Tuebingen and earned her Ph.D. in Theological and Religious Studies from Drew University, New Jersey. She has taught at CDSP/GTU since Fall 2001.

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The Rev. Rod McAulay
Registration Deadline: Mon, Dec 1, 2014

Online via Vimeo link

This class will provide a general introduction to the function of canonical law in the Episcopal Church, including the historical roots and scope of law in the church as well as the larger legal context of the church institution. The lectures will include a review of Title IV the Canons of the Episcopal Church dealing with the procedures for clergy discipline and is intended to satisfy the requirement of Canon III.8.5(h)(3) for individuals seeking ordination to the Priesthood.

After registration, students will receive a password to view 3 one-hour clips. After viewing the videos, student may take a brief quiz to demonstrate mastery of the course material, and a certificate will be awarded.

Materials recommended: Constitution and Canons, 2012 edition available in print from Church Publishing or on-line on The Episcopal Church website.

The Rev. Roderick McAulay (M. Div. CDSP ’99) is a retired priest in the Diocese of Northern California, having served as Rector at St. Stephen’s, Sebastopol. He currently chairs the Diocesan Commission on Ministry and has served as the Presiding Judge of the Eccesiastical Court for his Diocese and as a member of the four-diocese Disciplinary Board in northern California. Prior to studying for the priesthood he practiced law for twenty-seven years and is a graduate of Stanford Law School.

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Essential Anglican Study Series

Mon, Sep 22, 2014 to Mon, Nov 10, 2014
Dr. Sandra Collins
Registration Deadline: Fri, Sep 19, 2014
CEUs: 2
Essential Anglican Study Series

This course explores the central role of the Bible for Anglicans. We will begin with a brief historical overview and then consider Anglican approaches to biblical interpretation, looking at literary, historical and rhetorical interpretive lenses. We will seek to illuminate the dialogue between scripture and tradition in Anglicanism through reading the Bible in conjunction with representative Anglican resources. Our ultimate goal is a fuller appreciation of the role of the Bible as a lightning rod for orthodox religious discussions in the Anglican Church today.

Dr. Collins holds a PhD from the University of Pittsburgh with a concentration in Jewish Studies as well as master’s degrees in church history and library science. She is currently Academic Dean and faculty in Biblical Studies at the Byzantine Catholic Seminary in Pittsburgh, PA.  Sandee has taught biblical courses and general religion classes at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Her dissertation, Weapons Upon Her Body: The Female Heroic in the Hebrew Bible was published by Cambridge Scholars Press in 2012.

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