acad_logo_redThe mission of the Academy is to develop a community of seekers, workers, learners and listeners eager to carry out the Gospel in word and action. It does so primarily through rigorous, semester-long course work integrated with in-depth practical experience, providing lay and ordained leaders with the theological education and spiritual formation to serve the ever-changing and challenging 21st-Century church.

The Academy for Formation and Mission provides a quality, affordable, diocesan formation opportunity for priests, deacons and lay leaders. The Academy’s course work, practical experience, and community life prepares students for traditional and pioneer ministries.

Summer Intensives at the Academy for Formation and Mission

acad_logo_redLiberation Theology – June 27 and August 8 – Dr. Shawn Keough
$75 per session; $100 both classes. (6 Academy hours per class)

6/26/2015 and 8/8/2015, 9:00-3:30
(Each class can be taken separately.)

The first class offers a broad but comprehensive survey of Latin American Liberation Theology, introducing students to its background, context, history and themes by means of a specific focus on the career of Gustavo Gutiérrez and an examination of his seminal Teología de la liberación (1971).

The second class advances beyond the comprehensive survey of Latin American Liberation Theology offered in ‘Introduction to Liberation Theology I’, presupposing a general knowledge of the background, context, history and themes of Liberation Theology as well as a general familiarity with the career of Gustavo Gutiérrez and his seminal Teología de la liberación (1971). While retaining the character of a survey, this class offers students a more in-depth introduction to specific liberation theologians and specific themes of liberation theology.

To get more information and an application, please contact AcademyforFormationandMission@gmail.com
Syllabi and readings are available.

The Art of Preaching
Cost: $100; 10 hours of Academy credit

Three-session class covers essentials of sermon preparation and delivery, with special focus on discovering one’s distinctive voice. Held in various locations.

6/13/2015 – 9:00-12:00. Two further sessions will be planned at this meeting.

  • To enrich and deepen homiletic theory and skills for students who actively engage in preaching
  • To introduce basic homiletic theory and frameworks for homily construction
  • To provide peer and instructor critique of homilies in small-group settings

The first class will take place at Trinity Cathedral on Saturday, June 13. Smaller groups will meet two further times in convenient locations.

Cost: $100; 10 hours of Academy credit

For more information and an application, contact AcademyforFormationandMission@gmail.com

To register: AFM Academy Application Spring-Summer 2015 (Word)  or  AFM Academy Application Spring-Summer 2015 (PDF)