Continuing Education


CALL Online Fall 2017

September 18 - November 6, 2017


This course will examine the liturgical principles underlying the planning process for Episcopal Church worship, with a specific emphasis on the history, theology, and use of the 1979 Book of Common Prayer. By the end of this course, students will be able to exhibit general knowledge and proficiency in the liturgical practices of the Episcopal Church, and understand and apply principles of liturgical planning for leadership in the Episcopal Church.

Instructor: The Rev. Dr. Melissa Hartley

Melissa Hartley is the Associate University Chaplain at Sewanee: The University of the South, in Sewanee, Tennessee, where she coordinates worship for All Saints' Chapel and teaches in the Doctor of Ministry and Non-Degree Theological Studies programs at the School of Theology. Melissa is an Episcopal priest from the Diocese of Atlanta and has served parishes in Georgia, New York, and New Jersey. She holds the following degrees: B.A., University of the South; M.Div., S.T.M., General Theological Seminary; Ph.D. (Liturgical Studies), Drew University.

September 18 - November 6, 2017


This course is designed for diaconal students and anyone else interested in facilitating the social ministry of the church in its active engagement with the world. Participants will study the nature of social ministry and its link to the Baptismal Covenant. Urgent contemporary social issues facing society and the church, including poverty, health care, racism, and violence, will be explored, along with church ministries and secular programs which address these issues. Participants are asked to visit and reflect on their experience of various programs in their community in order to become familiar with how the issues are manifested locally.

This course is part of the diaconal curriculum developed in partnership with AED.

Instructor: Sr. Pamela Clare Magers

Pamela Clare Magers, CSF (Ph.D. in anthropology, University of Arizona) is a member of the Community of St. Francis and is on the faculty of the School for Deacons in the Diocese of California.

September 18 - November 6, 2017

Parish leadership and management are critical skills for clergy, but most clergy do not come to ordination from business leadership positions. Yet, these skills are necessary for proper direction of staff, vestry, and volunteers. This course will include canonical requirements, clergy leadership, parish roles and responsibilities, accountability, clarity of lexicon, parish monies, how to read church financial statements, understanding audits, parish policies and procedures, internal control, and ... what to ask when interviewing for a position.

Instructor: James Jordan, CPA

 James B. Jordan, CPA, MBA, has audited over 200 churches of various denominations. He has lectured seminary classes at Virginia Theological Seminary and Sewanee, and teaches Continuing Education Unit courses in the classroom and online for Church Divinity School of the Pacific. He is a frequent presenter at Diocesan Ministry Fairs and at the Episcopal Business Administrators Conference. He lives in Noonan, Georgia.

September 18 - November 6, 2017

Morgan Donn

This course studies the ways the Bible has been received and has functioned in Anglicanism from the English Reformation to the present day. A dialogue between community and text that occurs in all scriptural communities of faith is a major focus. Both the Bible and the church are powerful shaping agents in this dialogue. The course traces the history of the Bible’s roles in Anglicanism, focusing on issues and concerns central to identity and mission. Examining ways in which the Bible has influenced and shaped worship and music, polity, evangelism, and theology will help refine and sharpen a focus on the Anglican community-text dialogue.

Instructor: Dr. Donn Morgan

Donn Morgan is Professor of Old Testament Emeritus at Church Divinity School of the Pacific. Always a student and teacher of the Bible, he also held administrative positions at CDSP (academic dean, president). He has been deeply involved in theological education in The Episcopal Church and the Graduate Theological Union, as well as teaching in Asia and England. His most recent books are Fighting with the Bible and Manifesto for Learning.