Celebrating the Official Launch of the School for Christian Faith and Leadership
August 19, 2021
Above: A screenshot of what you'll see when you click on the School's new online learning hub
“[S]peaking the truth with love, let’s grow in every way into Christ, who is the head. The whole body grows from him, as it is joined and held together by all the supporting ligaments. The body makes itself grow in that it builds itself up with love as each one does its part.”
Today, we celebrate the official (hard) launch of the School for Christian Faith and Leadership with an online learning hub that hosts both on-demand and live courses and an ever-growing set of congregational formation series to support congregations in their ministry of formation and leadership.
In the fall of 2020 we launched with a suite of online learning opportunities. In the early months of the School, a team of leaders met to discern the School’s mission and vision. Over the summer we convened an Advisory Board to guide the future of the School. This official launch comes after a yearlong “soft launch” the School hosted more than 40 courses, serving over 2,000 people from the Diocese of Washington and beyond.
On the learning hub, you will find courses to take as an individual such as the Bible’s Books of Wisdom (click to learn more) and courses for congregational leaders such as Strategic Pyramid and Ministry Alignment (click to learn more) as well as formation series for your entire congregation to take together such as Discover (click to learn more).
Finally, we have designed a clear path of discipleship that every congregation can adopt to guide individuals in taking their next step in faith. Read about the path of discipleship here.
As you explore the offerings, you will notice that the School has drawn on the rich gifts of leaders in the diocese. For these gifts, we give thanks.
We’re excited by the great potential of the School and its joyful reception. We invite you to join us as we continue to grow in every way into Christ and build up the body of Christ.
The Rev. Jenifer Gamber
Director of the School for Christian Faith and Leadership
and Tending Our Soil Thriving Congregations Initiative