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Antiracism Training

Since the 1991 General Convention, the Episcopal Church has approved resolutions that invite Episcopalians, lay and ordained, to repent the sin of racism and to work for its eradication.  During the 2012 General Convention, the Episcopal Church recommitted to the resolution and dedicated itself to continuing to work against the sin of racism for the next three triennia, until 2018.  (More about the history of the Episcopal Church’s antiracism work is available on page 65 of our training manual).

Leadership Development Initiative

The Leadership Development Initiative (LDI) is a rigorous, hands-on, six-month learning lab that aims to develop spiritual leaders for God’s dream of a just and reconciled creation.  The LDI supports teams to develop justice projects in their local communities using leadership tools developed in the arena of community organizing. 

Education for Ministry

Education for Ministry (EfM) is a four-year distance learning certificate program in theological education based upon small-group study and practice.

Eucharistic Visitor Training

Eucharistic Visitor Training Events

No events posted at this time.

Eucharistic visitors are lay people who have been trained to give the Holy Eucharist to those who are unable to attend church services. Eucharistic visitors must be licensed by the diocese.

Safe Church Training

Safe Church Events

May 13 2017 - 8:30am - 3:30pm
St. James's Church, Amesbury, MA
May 23 2017 - 8:30am - 2:30pm
Christ Church, Quincy, MA

This training is designed to increase awareness regarding sexual misconduct and abuse of power, to outline steps toward preventing abuse, to offer ways to intervene when misconduct occurs and to equip anyone in a position of parish leadership with ways of healing and rebuilding the body of Christ.