Center for Anglican Learning and Leadership

CALL's online courses are offered throughout the year and are designed so that you can participate at your own pace and at your own time.

Each course is 7 weeks, each week a separate lesson. Continuing Education Units are offered at the rate of 2 CEUs per course. Students from across The Episcopal Church and beyond join experienced online instructors in creating a classroom environment of respect and mutual learning.

  • Courses are open anyone.
  • Review our FAQ's for more information about how online classes work.
  • All courses are subject to cancelation should the minimum registration limit not be met.
  • Contact the CALL office This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or at 510-204-0727 with any questions.

Course fees:
$200 Standard Rate
$175 Association of Episcopal Deacons Rate

Spring 2015: April 13 - June 1, 2015
Registration is now open

Introduction to the New Testament w Dr. Sandra Collins
New Voices in Anglicanism w The Rev. Dr. John Kater
Essential Anglican Studies - Ecclesiology by Ballot: General Convention and Governance in the Episcopal Church w The Very Rev. Dr. Tom Ferguson
The Deacon's Path w The Rev. Dcn. Susanne Watson Epting
Born of Water, Born of Spirit: Baptismal Living and Ministry w The Rev. Dr. Sheryl Kujawa-Holbrook

Summer 2015: June 15 - August 3, 2015
Registration opens April 15, 2015
The Diaconal Hermeneutic: The Eyes and Ears of the Deacon w Dr. Rod Dugliss
Essential Anglican Studies - Introduction to Anglican Worship w The Rev. Dr. Walter Knowles

Third Annual CDSP/Diocese of California Youth Ministry Day

Youth Event Logo 2015

Saturday March 14, 2015, 10:00 – 4:00

"Walking Among Stones of Fire"
Crisis, Inclusion, and Healing with Youth and their Families

A day of presentations, workshops, and conversations dedicated to developing the skills to support young people and their families in the community of faith, particularly those on the autism spectrum and those struggling with emotional and spiritual crises of health and wholeness. Parents, youth ministers, clergy, teachers and anyone who works with or cares about young people are invited to take part.

$25 including lunch. Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you need childcare for a toddler or preschooler.


Morning Workshops

Marcella Raimondo: Eating Disorders


Marcella Raimondo, PhD, MPH, is a passionate and spirited clinical trainer- speaking on a topic that comes from her heart, multicultural issues in eating disorders. She has delivered over 100 clinical and community trainings at colleges and universities, mental and public health agencies, and professional eating disorder conferences since 1995. Marcella has a professional background in developing public health programs for Kaiser Permanente. She was also a key member of About-Face, a nonprofit organization devoted to addressing the media's effect on body image, where she was part of the infrastructure building. Marcella herself recovered from anorexia nervosa over 15 years ago. Her personal road to recovery along with her martial arts training of over 11 years has inspired a dedication to body nurturance and celebration.

James Kirkham: Suicide Assessment and Prevention


James Kirkham, MFT, is an experienced, creative and solutions-oriented Supervisor and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a demonstrated track record of success overseeing and providing evidenced-based programs and therapy to individuals and families, including at-risk youth from diverse populations and a broad-range of ages, cultural backgrounds, socio-economic status and family structures, in one-on-one and group settings. He has over 17 years of experience in counseling children and youth suffering from emotional disturbance, mental illness, addiction, or abuse, and is currently the Supervisor for Multisystemic Therapy at the Seneca Family of Agencies, based in San Leandro.

National Alliance for Mental Illness: Mental Illness, Youth, and Families
(Registration Closed)

In this workshop developed by the National Alliance for Mental Illness, a facilitator will help identify the early warning signs of mental illness; a parent or caregiver of a child with mental illness covers the predictable stages of emotional reactions among family members dealing with the challenges of mental illness and the lived experience of raising a child with a mental illness; and a mental health consumer that experienced the early onset of mental illness shares a view from the inside. The National Alliance for Mental Illness is the nation's largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. NAMI advocates for access to services, treatment, supports and research and is steadfast in its commitment to raise awareness and build a community for hope for all of those in need. (This workshop is fully enrolled and closed for additional registrations.)

Afternoon Panel: Autism and Inclusion in the Congregation

Keynote: Principles of Pastoral Care with Youth


CALL has developed two series, making it possible for students to focus their study in a programmatic way. Each series will enable students to receive an Online Continuing Education Certificate.

Students must enroll in the program by completing a very brief Enrollment Form and then completing the listed courses for that series in no particular order.

Essential Anglican Studies

Formerly known simply as Anglican Studies, this program has been CALL's core curriculum of study in continuing education for years. Designed by the CDSP faculty to provide fundamental Anglican education in six areas of religious study, the Essential Anglican Studies Program gives students just that – the essentials of basic Anglican ethos and practice. Instructors in this program include CDSP faculty as well as experienced lay members and clergy in the Episcopal Church, most of whom have extensive online teaching experience. Check the Online Course Descriptions for CEUs page for more information on these courses. Not all courses are offered every year.

  • The Anglican Approach to the Bible – offered Fall 2014
  • Facing Choices: Ethics in the Anglican Tradition – offered Winter 2015
  • What We Believe: Theology in the Anglican Tradition – offered Winter 2015
  • Governance in the Episcopal Church - offered Spring 2015
  • Introduction to Anglican Liturgy – offered Summer 2015

Advanced Anglican Studies

For those students who want to continue to do more in depth work in Anglican Studies, CALL offers the Online Continuing Education Certificate in Advanced Anglican Studies. This program has been offered for a number of years and upon reviewing it, CALL has altered the design to make this a more flexible program for the student. These courses are often taught by faculty of other schools and seminaries, giving the student a wider exposure to the Christian tradition. All courses that qualify for this program will be designated as such on the Online Course Descriptions for CEUs page of the website.

Students enrolled in this program will be required to complete six courses in four combined areas of study listed below. No more than two courses in any single area of study will qualify toward requirements for the certificate. These areas of study are:

  • Area 1: Worship/Spirituality
  • Area 2: History/Theology
  • Area 3: Ministry/Ethics
  • Area 4: Scripture

What is required of you as a student in this program?
 Each course you complete will gain you 2 Continuing Education Units, which many dioceses require. Regardless of whether or not your diocese expects you to earn CEUs, as a student enrolled in one of the Online Continuing Education Certificate Programs, you will be held to the same requirements as students who must earn CEUs. This means you must: a) complete a final integrative assignment and b) participate in the weekly online discussions.

  • Final Integrative Assignment
 The instructor will assign an appropriate project or paper that he or she feels will demonstrate your ability to integrate the new information, knowledge and experience from the class and how it applies to your life of faith. There will be no grade given but each instructor will provide feedback on your project for your purposes.
  • Participation in Weekly Online Discussions
 Perhaps the most challenging aspect of online education is of developing community – a group of people who learn with and from one another. CALL's instructors work hard at encouraging and enabling community because they understand that people most often learn from how others take in the information. Therefore, weekly participation in online discussions is required. The instructor will monitor this but each student is responsible for being both courageous in offering their own interpretations and responses as well as encouraging and supportive of other students in the course. Participating in discussion therefore not only means that you post something each week, but that you take the time to read what other people post and respond thoughtfully and appropriately to what they have to say.

Time Commitment
:  CALL instructors design each course anticipating that you will devote a minimum of 3 hours/week between reading the materials and participating in the discussions. Often, instructors are able to work with you if you have vacation planned so please ask to talk with the instructor before deciding that you cannot participate.

In the event that CALL cannot provide required courses in a timely manner due to unforeseen course cancelations, CALL will work with the student to find a suitable substitute for the course.

Enrolling in the Online Continuing Education Certificate Program

If you would like to enroll in the Online Continuing Education Certificate Program, please email CALL. You will be asked to submit a very short Enrollment Form that will help us to understand your learning goals.