Diocesan Ministry Schools

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  1. HiddenApostle25

    HiddenApostle25 New Member

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    I am curious to know more about schools of ministry training priests at the diocesan level. I have found several examples in PECUSA:

    https://www.bishopkemperschool.org/
    http://iona.ssw.edu/iona-collaborative/
    http://www.ionaschool.com/
    https://diocesecpa.org/ssfm/
    https://episcopalchurchsd.org/niobrara-school-for-ministry

    I also found this example in the ACNA diocese of Quincy:

    https://www.stbenedictsm.org/

    These programs seem like a great idea, but I rarely hear anyone discuss them. It looks like that they are mostly focused to training bi-vocational priests to work at smaller parishes. It would seem to me that struggling Anglican churches of all types cannot reasonably expect someone to attend an expensive Anglican seminary and then work in a small mission for little or no pay. I think Continuing Anglicans could benefit from setting up a program like this.

    Does anyone know of any similar programs? I am not sure how the education compares to a seminary, or if programs like these are well respected. Please add any information, I would love to know more.
     
  2. Shane R

    Shane R Well-Known Member

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    Virtually all Continuing bishops employ 'reading for orders' programs to some degree.