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 Academy Courses Offered

Music in the Liturgy Series [$40/class; $100/series]

July 26 – Music for an Emerging Church with Mak Kastelic
Interrelationship of tradition and contemporary; new and varied instrumentation; ecumenical resources; multicultural resources; paperless liturgy

August 2 – Anglican Hymnody with Phil Ayers
The 1982 hymnal; music selection for liturgical seasons and offices; sight-reading line-out.

August 9, Anglican Chant with Phil Ayers
Basic use of voice and body posture; solemn and simple tones; chanting psalms; Exsultet; contemporary chant (Taizé, OCP)

Deacons in the Liturgy Series [$10 class; $25/series]

July 26 – Eucharist
Proclaiming the Gospel; setting the table; setting the altar book; dismissal.

August 2 – Other pastoral offices; special services
Deacons in daily offices, baptism, marriage, burial; Holy Week

August 9 – Prayers of the People; Liturgies
Writing prayers for community; putting together simple liturgies

All are welcome to attend. Strongly encouraged for those considering parish leadership. Please register by 7/20 by emailing

Academy credit given.

Contact Maureen Hagen at for more information.

AFM Academy Application Winter 2014