The Rev. Dr. Joy Blaylock, dean of our local School for Ministry, recently attended the Iona Collaborative Conference for non-traditional seminary formation that is held annually at Camp Allen in Navasota, Texas. The Iona Collaborative Conference is a gathering of bishops, deans and seminary professors (Seminary of the Southwest) who participate in non-traditional, local schools of formation. The participants gather from approximately twenty-five dioceses across the United S
Greetings, We are now half-way through year two of studies in the School of Ministry using the Iona Curriculum from the Seminary of the Southwest as our guide. The main focus of year two has been on Church History. We have had many instructors who have given of their time and expertise and who will do so in the future: the Rev. Walter Kindergan, the Rev. Christine Hord, the Rev. Thack Dyson, and the Rev. Dr. Joy Blaylock.
The other corollary subjects that have been taught
The School for Ministry postulants - Row 1: Rachel Iversen, Lydia Johnson, David Chatel; Row 2: John Talbert, Mike Ballard; Row 3: Bob Donnell, David Clothier, John Kendall. I am happy to report that year one in the Diocese of the Central Gulf Coast’s School for Ministry has been successfully completed. I would like to share with you an overview of what the students did this year in terms of their studies and community formation. The students began the year studying spiritua
On the weekend of September 8-10 (with a watchful eye on Hurricane Irma and many prayers for all those affected), The Diocesan School for Ministry held its first session at the newly renovated Murray House on the beautiful campus of St. Agatha’s Church in DeFuniak Springs, FL. Eight new postulants gathered with Bishop Russell Kendrick, leaders of the St. Agatha’s community and school instructors to begin the weekend with worship and Holy Eucharist. As we gathered, several goa
Dear sisters and brothers, Grace and peace to you as you make your way through these final weeks of summer. For the last two years we have been working to establish a local school for the education, formation and transformation of those called to ordination either as a deacon or as a priest. For a detailed report about the vision for “The School for Ministry,” you can find at the end of this letter the presentation made at our last diocesan clergy retreat by The Very Reverend