Learning (Page 2)

Learning (Page 2)

There are numerous opportunities for deepening your faith through study and learning offered by each congregation.

Check out the Scripture page, or learn more about prayer.

Would you like to dig more deeply into the Bible, church history, and theology? Check out the Education for Ministry course.

Look into resources for teachers if you’re leading others – or designing study for yourself.

Godly Play Core Training 2017

Godly Play Core Training

All Saints’ Episcopal Church, Fort Worth, will host a Core Godly Play Training course August 3-5. Anyone interested in learning this Montessori-based method of facilitating children’s learning is invited to register. A Godly Play Foundation participation certificate will be awarded upon completion of Core training. Core training is the essential training for all storytellers and doorpersons in the Godly Play room. WHAT IS GODLY PLAY? The Godly Play Foundation’s website describes the method of teaching in this way: Children have an innate…

Refresh your spirit Saturday at St. Luke’s in the Meadow

All are invited to take part in a Quiet Day hosted at St. Luke’s in the Meadow this coming Saturday, July 29 from 9-12. The time will consist of: Lectio Divina (which, in short, is a holy reading/ holy pondering of scripture.) Time to walk an indoor labyrinth. Labyrinths are a means of moving meditation. Some people find them a helpful tool for meditation or prayer. Space for personal prayer, journaling or practicing other spiritual expressions. Group sharing and discussion…

Author Lisa Pulliam to speak June 21 at All Saints’

Author, speaker and entrepreneur Lisa Carol Pulliam will speak at a Women of All Saints’ event on Wed., June 21 at All Saints’ Episcopal Church. The event will begin with desserts for all at 6:30 p.m. in DeWolfe Hall, followed by Lisa’s presentation and a book signing for Toes in the Sand: My Journey from Domestic Engineer to Entrepreneur . Lisa is the daughter of All Saints’ parishioners John and Carol Burnam, and 25 years ago, she was married to her…

Register for EfM Mentor Training in Stephenville

UPDATE: The Basic training class is now full. St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Stephenville, TX is hosting a mentor training September 15-17, 2017 for prospective and continuing mentors in the Education for Ministry (EfM) program, as well as others interested in the program. Training options There will be two training events offered: Basic/In Service – Foundations of Seminar Life  (FULL) Formation – Deepening TR: Four Sources and Four Movements Please be reminded that Sewanee’s change in training requirements for experienced mentors…

Join Webcast with Richard Rohr at St. Alban’s

St. Alban’s in Arlington will host a webcast of Richard Rohr’s “The Universal Christ: An Archetype for Everything.” Join the event on Thursday, June 22 from 7 to 8:30 pm in the Administration building of Theatre Arlington. All are welcome to attend the free event. Rohr serves as a Franciscan priest, Christian mystic, and author of numerous books. Titles include Falling Upward, Eager to Love: The Alternative Way of Francis of Assisi, and most recently, The Divine Dance: The Trinity and Your Transformation (with Mike Morrell). Over his month-long…

Training for Racial Justice and Reconciliation

At the 2015 General Convention in Salt Lake City, Resolution C019, entitled Work for Racial Justice and Reconciliation, affirmed “as a top priority of The Episcopal Church in the upcoming triennium the challenging and difficult work of racial reconciliation through prayer, teaching, engagement, and action.” Read the General Convention resolution Time Commitment and Cost The training is 13.5 hours, over two days: Friday, May 12 – 2 pm to 8:30 pm Saturday, May 13 – 9 am to 4 pm…

Presiding Bishop Michael Curry to visit diocese April 6-8, 2017

The Most Rev. Michael Curry, presiding bishop of The Episcopal Church, will visit the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth Thursday, April 6, through Saturday, April 8. Bishop Curry calls himself the chief evangelist of The Episcopal Church, and he will bring that emphasis with him. “I Love to Tell the Story” is the theme of the visit. It is taken from the hymn written as a poem by an English Anglican evangelist, Arabella Katherine Hankey, in 1866 and set to music by…

St. Stephen’s hosts “What I wish you knew about my faith” Saturday, April 1

This Saturday, April 1, from 9 am to noon, St. Stephen’s in Hurst is hosting an interfaith dialogue titled, “What I wish you knew about my faith.” St. Stephen’s is located at 463 West Harwood Road in a shopping center at the corner of Hurstview and Harwood in Hurst. Another church in the same shopping center, Pathways Unitarian Universalist Church, is participating in the event also, along with the Islamic Association of Mid-Cities. Each of the three congregations will speak…

Learn more about church planting and missional communities

What does the church look like when it goes out into the community and gathers in non-traditional places, connecting with people who might not feel comfortable in a traditional setting? If you have an interest in exploring this question, consider learning more about missional communities. There are two events coming up in April at Virginia Theological Seminary (VTS), and another event in May in the Diocese of Texas. Missional Voices Gathering: April 21-22 at VTS Alan Bentrup, one of the co-founders…

Martin Smith to lead retreat exploring “Who We Really Are”

Refresh your spirit and your mind during Lent. Episcopal priest, author and retreat leader the Rev. Martin L. Smith will offer a retreat in our diocese on Saturday, April 1. Smith will lead participants in reflecting on “Who We Really Are: Exploring Our Baptismal Identity.” Thomas Merton reminds us that “in prayer we experience what we already possess. We start where we are and deepen what we have, and we realize we are already there.” In this quiet day of reflection and prayer,…

Purpose workshop

The Rev. Karen Calafat will present a free workshop at St. Luke’s in the Meadow this Thursday, January 26, from 6:30-8:30 pm on developing or re-envisioning your purpose. “If you don’t know your purpose, you might not ever fulfill it. One of the most important components of living a spiritual, rich life is personal meaning and purpose. Taking time to discover strengths and interests can enrich life and lead to greater happiness and wholeness.” – The Rev. Karen Calafat The…

Continuing education opportunities

Ministers Week at Brite Brite Divinity School in Fort Worth has announced speakers and workshops for the 2017 Ministers Week, February 20-23: “Re-envisioning Spirituality, Community, and Faithful Living.” Download the brochure to read about the speakers and worship leaders, take a look at the schedule, and register online. Brite also offers resources through its Lifelong Learning program and the Stalcup School of Theology for the Laity. Courses offered by Episcopal Seminaries Several in-person and online opportunities are available through Episcopal seminaries.…

Explore nativity scenes as a prayer resource

St. Alban’s in Arlington invites you to an Advent retreat “Exploring Nativity Scenes” on Saturday, December 17 at the Theatre Arlington Education Building, located at 316 W. Main St. The event is part of an occasional series exploring various methods of prayer. The retreat, from 9 am to noon, will consider the origins of nativity scenes, their use throughout the world and their symbolism. Bring $12 for supplies to make your own Nativity. Register with Dave Burrows by calling St.…

All Saints’ offers Godly Play training

Would you like to learn how to better guide children in encountering the Bible and their faith? Godly Play is a Montessori-based method for helping children explore through story and interactive play. The multi-day training for leaders is sometimes difficult for working adults to schedule, however, so the Core training can also be obtained over time by completing stand-alone modules. Register for individual modules to accumulate credit toward completion of Core Training. When earning Core Attendance Completion credit, modules may be attended in any…

Brite’s Stalcup School offers lectures

Brite Divinity School sponsors several lectures and other lifelong learning opportunities throughout the year for both clergy and laity. Here are three coming up: Finding Hope in the Midst of Communal Suffering Thursday, September 23, 2016- 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (with lunch) University Christian Church, Fort Worth How does one respond with care and hope when tragedy or disturbing events strike a community at large? Join Dr. Keri Day and Dr. Barbara McClure in delving into real life case studies…

EFM Mentor Training

St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Stephenville, TX is hosting a Mentor training event September 9-11, 2016 for prospective and continuing mentors in the Education for Ministry (EfM) program, as well as others interested in the program. Training options There will be two training events offered: Basic/In Service: Foundations of Seminar Life Formation: Ministry in Daily Life Please be reminded that Sewanee’s change in training requirements for experienced mentors may necessitate your taking basic training: “mentors must return to Basic In-Service after…