Learning (Page 4)

Learning (Page 4)

photos of three workshop presenters

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…

Godly Play training offered

All Saints’ Episcopal Church, Fort Worth, will host a Core Godly Play Training course March 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. 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…

The Rev. Dr. Wil Gafney re-introduces the Bible

Re-Rereading, Re-Writing, Re-Telling Biblical Stories The Rev. Dr. Wil Gafney, Associate Professor of Hebrew Bible at Brite Divinity School and a priest licensed in the Diocese of Fort Worth, will re-introduce participants to the Bible, a book many believe they already know. This seminar will (re)introduce bible readers and hearers to a text that in spite of focusing overwhelmingly on male characters nevertheless offers a plethora of women whose presence invites reconsideration of the stories we may have learned. Beginning with…