Episcopal Diocese of Washington

To draw people to Jesus and embody his love
for the world by equipping faith communities,
promoting spiritual growth, and striving for justice

School for Christian Faith and Leadership

The Diocese offers training and formation on a wide variety of topics to inspire every person to grow as disciples in faith and equip our leaders to lead well. Please look at our on-demand toolkits and learning opportunities below.

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A Complete List of the School's Offerings

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Toolkits and Toolboxes for Congregations

Toolkits are intended to be practical, self-guided resources for parish leaders. We will continue to develop timely toolkits to equip leaders for thriving congregations. If you would like a toolkit developed that would benefit you or your congregation, e-mail the Rev. Jenifer Gamber.

Annual Giving  Explore this handy guide to creating a personalized Annual Giving Campaign for your parish using the theme We've Come This Far by Faith.

Building and Sustaining Digital Community  Follow these tips for making connections online to build community. 

Faith Formation Planning Use this resource to plan meaningful formation events for the entire congregation during this time of social distancing.

Vestry 101 (English) Junta Parroquial 101 (Spanish) Assign this toolkit to onboard new  vestry members or refresh your entire vestry.  

Warden Toolbox A set of assets that will help Junior and Senior wardens to fulfill their roles and responsibilities. 

COVID-Conscious VBS planning toolkit provides guidance and resources for planning a safe VBS during COVID-times.


Sharing Learning Opportunities

Learning opportunities are open to individuals to grow in faith and congregational leaders to lead well.  Congregations are encouraged to share offerings with their members. Sign up a team. Two ways to search offerings: