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.

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…
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Convention workshops announced

The 2016 Diocesan Convention is November 11-12 at All Saints’ Episcopal School. On Fire with the Spirit is the theme of this year’s convention. The convention will feature workshops open to all comers. Is your congregation struggling for ways to help deal with poverty in your area? Have you looked for ways to connect across a racial, class, or income gap, whether at church, at home, or at work? Have you wondered how to help the rest of the church…

Five graduate with Master of Divinity degrees

Seminary of the Southwest Andrew Ellison graduates Tuesday, May 24, in the Seminary of the Southwest‘s 65th commencement exercises in Austin with a Master of Divinity degree. He was ordained December 16, 2015, and has accepted a position serving as curate at Trinity Episcopal Church in Marshall, in the Diocese of Texas. Virginia Theological Seminary Lisa Neilson graduated with a Master of Divinity from Virginia Theological Seminary on Thursday, May 19, in its 193rd Commencement. She was ordained as a deacon January…
Godly Play Core Training 2017

All Saints hosts Godly Play training

All Saints’ Episcopal Church, Fort Worth, has rescheduled its Core Godly Play Training course for June 9-11. 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. WHAT IS GODLY PLAY? The Godly Play Foundation’s website describes the method of teaching in this way: Children have an innate sense of the presence of God. The Godly Play approach helps them to explore their faith…

Retreat on prayer practices offered

St. Alban’s, meeting at Theatre Arlington, is offering Pray All Ways, a retreat on prayer practices. The first session on Saturday, March 26 from 9 am to noon, will explore praying with beads. The Rev. Kevin Johnson explains: For millennia beads have been used as a tool to aid in prayer. For this Lenten mini-retreat, come create your own set of special prayer beads while learning about Christianity’s rich history of using them. Lent is an excellent time to explore practices that…