Wisdom Calling: A Conference on Local Formation
Wisdom Calling: A Conference on Local Formation
Sponsored by The Living Church and the Bishop’s Institute for Ministry and Leadership

Dates: Thursday, February 08, 2018 - Saturday, February 10, 2018
Location: Camp Weed Cerveny Conference Center, Young Conference Room, Live Oak, Florida
Time: 4:00pm Thursday - 1:00pm Saturday
Cost: Single Occupancy - $364.00, Double Occupancy - $289.00

More and more, Episcopal dioceses are relying on local formation to train up leaders for parish ministry. In many dioceses, the majority of clergy are now part-time, and 13% of clergy across our church are volunteers. As these ministry models become more common, the importance of local theological formation will only increase. Today, it is time for the Episcopal Church to think as carefully and invest as intentionally in local formation as we long have for residential seminary training, as a vital seedbed for the leaders of tomorrow’s church. Should we endeavor to make local formation as much like residential seminary as possible? What can be gained by immersion in local ministry contexts that the traditional seminary model can't give? And what practical tools, best practices, and collaborative partnerships are available to strengthen local formation across our church?

Keynote Presentations by:
The Rt. Rev. J. Neil Alexander, Dean, School of Theology, Sewanee
The Rt. Rev. George Sumner, Bishop of Dallas
Dr. Dan Aleshire, Retired Executive Director, Association for Theological Schools
Dr. Jane Williams, Assistant Dean, St. Mellitus College

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