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  • EfM Mentor Training in August

    by Sally Rooney, Coordinator, Education for Ministry, Episcopal Diocese of Northern California Education for Ministry (EfM) is a unique four-year distance learning certificate program in theological education based upon small-group study and practice. Seminar groups work under the leadership of mentors who contract to serve as guides and administrators. An EfM Mentor Training is scheduled for August 3-5, 2016 at Mercy Retreat Center in Auburn.

  • Godly Play Children's Ministry Conference

    by Anne Clarke, Lifelong Christian Formation Coordinator, The Episcopal Diocese of Northern California On August 11-13, 2016, the Episcopal Church of the Incarnation in Santa Rosa, will host a Godly Play Training and Children’s Ministry Conference. There are scholarships and grants available to support congregations who want to bolster their Godly Play program, begin a Godly Play program or who want to explore or begin other forms of children’s ministry (regardless of the size and make-up of you...

  • Godly Play Conference, Grant Opportunity

    by Anne Clarke, Lifelong Christian Faith Formation Coordinator, The Episcopal Diocese of Northern California Some of us have used the language of Godly Play to tell the story of the Risen Christ during this Easter Season, a story which calls us to join disciples as they learn to “Know Jesus in a New Way.” My favorite moment of that story is when we’re invited into Thomas and the disciples’ doubt and wonder: "And why wouldn’t he have some doubt? Their minds were stretching, stretching to be big e...

  • Reconciliation and the Jesus Movement

    by The Episcopal Diocese of Northern California 2016 Congregational Leadership Conferences: Anti-Racism Training and Beyond In February 2016, 300 lay and clergy leaders from across the Episcopal Diocese of Northern California participated in anti-racism trainings. Responding to the urgent call to address racial reconciliation in The Episcopal Church, the diocese made anti-racism training the sole focus of this year's Congregational Leadership Conferences, training its diocesan leaders in th...

  • New Lay Ministry License Descriptions

    by Mary R. Davy, Lay Ministry Chairperson, The Episcopal Diocese of Northern California The Committee on Lay Ministry has updated the lay ministry license descriptions for our diocese. These revised descriptions include information about discerning a call to these ministries and provide lists of training and study resources for those preparing themselves for these ministries.

  • Responding to Refugees Online Training

    by Anne Clarke, Lifelong Christian Faith Formation Coordinator, The Episcopal Diocese of Northern California A new learning opportunity is being offered through ChurchNext called Responding to Refugees with Allison Duvall, Program Manager for Episcopal Migration Ministries. Learn about refugees, resettlement, and how Christians might consider, and relieve, their plight. Allison Duvall  invites us to understand and come alongside those whom the Bible asks us to care for.

  • Safer Church Training in Davis

    by Safe Church, The Episcopal Diocese of Northern California Safe Church policy training is being offered on Saturday, October 10, 2015 at the Episcopal Church of St. Martin in Davis. For ministries involving children, pastoral care or church administration, The Episcopal Diocese of Northern California requires this training to help prevent child abuse, sexual exploitation and sexual harassment.

  • Catechumenate Training October 2015

    by Jerry Pare', Operations Manager, Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, Sacramento Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in Sacramento, the Episcopal Church of St. Martin's in Davis and St. John's Lutheran Church in Sacramento are co-hosting a Catechumenate Training Institute titled “Go, Baptize, Make Disciples” on October 1-3, 2015 at St.

  • Domestic Violence Awareness

    by the Rev. Davis Ferrell, Deacon, Holy Trinity, Nevada City October was Domestic Violence Awareness month. Domestic Violence is a subject that is often avoided, especially within the church.

  • “Do It! Just Do It!”

    by the Rev. Kathryn Wallace, Deacon, St. Barnabas', Mount Shasta This fall I attended my first Kairos Prison Ministry experience with the Rev.

  • Prepare/Enrich Training for Clergy

    by the Rev. Rachel Rivers, Prepare/Enrich Instructor A Prepare/Enrich Premarital Facilitator Training is being offered for clergy and counselors on Monday, August 4, 2014 at Woodland Presbyterian Church.  This training is for clergy and counselors who want to enhance their skills and resources in helping couples prepare for marriage using the Prepare/Enrich Premarital Inventory. Completion of the one-day workshop certifies you as a Prepare/Enrich Facilitator, enabling you to offer the Prepa...

  • New Visions: Leadership for Mission

    A Training Program for Congregational Leaders When: Friday, November 1; 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. and Saturday, November 2; 9:00 a.m.

  • Get Safe Church Training Now

    by the Rev. Debra Warwick-Sabino, Chair of the Diocesan Safe Church Program Do you still need to complete your Safe Church Training?  Training may be done online or with a facilitator. Please see the Safe Church page of the diocesan website for a list of trainers or to take the training online.

  • A Fashion Statement Worth Making

    This article and photos are reprinted from the Rev. Pat Moore's blog, Tell it Slant. She recently attended the the July 23 Anti-Racism training at Trinity Cathedral, led by Lelanda Lee of the Diocese of Colorado.

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