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.

Winter Term registration is now open

We invite all members of the diocese to take one or more courses at the Academy for Formation and Mission this coming term. The 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. Whether taking a class for personal enrichment, licensure, or to fulfill academic requirements for ordination or continuing education, the Academy provides quality classes.

AFM Academy Application Winter 2014

Winter Schedule:

5:00-5:50: Ministerial Identity Discussions

An exploration of baptismal, diaconal, and presbyteral formation, facilitated by the Directors.

7:00-8:50: Homiletics: Preaching that Engages (Eugene and Wilsonville)

Are you a new preacher who wants to hone your skills, or someone who would like to master the basics of preaching? Then we invite you to consider our high-participation course in homiletics.  Integrating theory and practice, this course seeks to help preachers engage the word and engage the community.  Many opportunities to practice with peer groups and receive feedback.  Two offerings:

St. Matthew’s Eugene – The Rev. Patti Hale, who is pursuing a D.Min. in homiletics, will lead.
St. Francis, Wilsonville – The Revs. Kurt Neilson and Maureen Hagen will facilitate.

8:45-8:30: Morning Prayer

8:30-11:30: The Psalms

THE PSALMS are such an important part of Anglican worship. If you would like to spend more time with them, you will enjoy this class. A seminary professor for several years, The Rev. Dr. Tony Petrotta has a very engaging style and he welcomes all students.

11:00-2:00 Holy Eucharist & Lunch 

1:00-1:55: Field Ed Seminar

A time for theological reflection for second- and third-year students participating in field education.

1:00-4:00: Church History II – The Reformation

Would you like to understand The Reformation better? This was a very rich period in the life of the Church and The Rev. Dr. Jon Goman will guide the class through its intricacies.

Class Dates

10/11 January, 24/25 January, 7/8 February, 21/22 February, 7/8 March, 21/22 March, 4/5 April