The Saturday Series includes the academic portion of the Academy for Vocational Leadership and is open to all interested students. Subjects include Holy Scripture, Church History, and Theology and Ethics. Lectures are offered via video by professors from the Seminary of the Southwest in Austin, TX. Discussions are facilitated by local mentors from the participating dioceses.
You may attend individual sessions or an entire series.
THE YEAR OF THE BIBLE
The Year of the Bible is a survey course which covers the Hebrew Scriptures and the New Testament thematically. This series offers a great foundation for anyone who wants to learn more about Holy Scripture and is required for those seeking to become licensed lay preachers.
Sept 8: Introduction to the Year: Register on/before 9/1
Oct 6: The Persian Period: Register on/before 9/27
Nov 3: Deuteronomic History: Register on/before 10/25
Dec 1: Prophetic Literature: Register on/before 11/20
Jan 19: Responses to Hellenism: Register on/before 1/9
Feb 16: Pentateuch: Register on/before 2/6
Mar 23: The Roman Period/Gospel of Mark: Register on/before 3/13
Apr 27: Gospels of Matthew and Luke/Acts: Register on/before 4/17
May 18: Gospel of John/The Apostle Paul: Register on/before 5/8
June 15: Paul and the Canon: Register on/before 6/5
Church History from the Early Church to Today is a survey course which gives a broad overview of Church History. This class is recommended for all those who wish to deepen their understanding of the development of Christianity. There is a special focus on the history of the Church of England, the Anglican Communion and the Episcopal Church.
Sept 8: The Early Church: Register on or before 9/1
Oct 6: The Imperial Church: Register on or before 9/27
Nov 3: The Medieval Church: Register on or before 10/25
Dec 1: Pre-Reformation Christianity in England: Register on or before 11/20
Jan 19: Continental Reformation: Register on or before 1/9
Feb 16: English Reformation: Register on or before 2/6
March 23: English Church Development — 17th-19th Centuries: Register on or before 3/13
Apr 27: Christianity in the Modern World: Register on or before 4/17
May 18: The American Episcopal Church: Register on or before 5/8
June 15: The Church and Contemporary Society: Register on/before 6/5
THEOLOGY AND ETHICS
Theology and Ethics is a survey course which gives a broad overview of the church’s teaching. This series offers a strong foundation for those who wish to learn more about the Church and its core beliefs and teachings and deepen their understanding of the church’s perspective on faith and life.
Sept 8: Christology, Trinity and Ethics: Register on/before 9/1
Oct 6: Theology–Systematic and Moral: Register on/before 9/27
Nov 3: Creation, Anthropology, and Election: Register on/ before 10/25
Dec 1: Sin and Liberation: Register on/before 11/20
Jan 19: Holy Spirit, Salvation, and Virtue: Register on/before 1/9
Feb 17: Ecclesiology and Politics: Register on/before 2/7
Mar 23: Sacraments, Sex, and Medicine: Register on/before 3/13
Apr 27: Eschatology and Violence: Register on/before 4/17
May 18: Trinity, Economy, and Ecology: Register on/before 5/8
June 15: Saintly Lives: Register on/before 6/5
Registration: Register for individual class sessions at least 10 days in advance.
Times: All sessions are on Saturdays from 9:30 – 3:30. You are welcome to join us for Morning Prayer which begins at 8:45 am.
Location: All sessions will be held at Colombiere Retreat Center, 9075 Big Lake Rd, Clarkston.
Cost & Registration: $50 for each session, includes lunch. Entire series, $400.