Province I launches Flexible, Two-Year Deacon Formation Process


After almost two years of development, a group of diocesan representatives interested in sharing diaconal education, training and formation activities will launch a two-year deacon formation program with a pattern of two month-long courses that include online lectures conversations followed by a quarterly weekend retreat. After the Inaugural Orientation Weekend, Sept 18-20 at Holy Family Retreat Center in West Hartford, CT, the cycle will be:

  • Oct/Nov online conversations: Hebrew Bible and Christian Testament

  • Dec weekend residency: The Prophetic Voice of the Deacon: Scripture and Preaching

  • Jan/Feb online conversations: Theology

  • Mar weekend residency: Theology of the Deaconate

  • Apr/May online conversations: Church History and the Anglican Tradition

  • June weekend residency: Anglican Diaconate through History

  • July/Aug online conversations: Community Organizing

  • Sept weekend residency: Deacon as Community Organizer

  • Oct/Nov online conversations: Liturgics

  • Dec weekend residency: The Deacon in the Liturgy

  • Jan/Feb online conversations: Ethics

  • Mar weekend residency: Integrating Ethics in the Diaconate

  • Apr/May online conversations: Spirituality and Self Care

  • June weekend Residency: Maintaining a Vibrant SPiritual Life

  • July online conversation: Capstone Preparation

  • Aug weekend residency: Capstone and Portfolio presentations

Those interested in diaconal ministry should contact their parish priest and diocesan Commission on Ministry.


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Emily Keniston, MS. Ed.

Province I Coordinator

PO Box 8059, Portland, ME 04104

(207) 210-7500

coordinator@province1.org

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