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Participants in our August 2017 Formation Retreat held at The Cenacle Retreat House. We look forward to their return for the 2018-2019 school year along with other returning and new students!
A Warm Welcome to
All Returning and
New Students
  • Aug. 28-29 Formation Retreat
  • Aug. 30 Fall Term Orientation
  • Sep. 04 CTS classes begin
  • Sep. 07 BSSF classes begin
Justin Kim, director of online learning for Chicago Theological Seminary (CTS), explaining the new learning management system, "Canvas," to new CTS and Bexley Seabury MDiv students at the August 30th orientation session. We're so pleased to be getting our new students on board for the Fall term!

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The Feast of St. Luke & Installation of
the Rev. Dr. Micah T.J. Jackson
as President of Bexley Seabury
JOIN US | 6 p.m. Eucharist | 7 p.m. Reception | ALL ARE WELCOME
St. Paul & the Redeemer Episcopal Church, 4945 South Dorchester Avenue, Chicago

RSVP to Lynn Bowers: or 773-380-6786
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Apply Now for Our Next "Learning From London" Travel Course
Learning from London: Mission & Evangelism in the 21st Century
Led by the Rev. Dr. Jason Fout

Looking for proven strategies to plant or renew congregations? Learn from seasoned practitioners how the Diocese of London is successfully building church communities through mission and evangelism. The course begins online in October and meets in London, UK January 12–19, 2019. Among the topics to be addressed:

  • Church planting in the 21st century metropolis
  • The relationship of community organizing, congregational development, and church growth
  • Leading for change and growing discipleship
  • Inviting people into faith through various means, including the Alpha Course
  • Listening to context and engaging it with the church’s mission
  • Fresh Expressions of Church, Pioneer Ministries, and Missional Communities

Taken for credit or for enrichment, this course is an insightful and inspiring exploration of ways to cultivate a community's vitality and discover new ways of experiencing—and sharing—the divine.

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Called to Reshape Your Ministry?
Consider One of Our
Two Non-Residential
DMin Degrees
APPLY NOW to begin June 2019
Is it time for you or a priest you know to go deeper? Bexley Seabury DMin programs focus on achieving competence in a specific field of practical knowledge and linking learning to your ministry setting. Our faculty members offer academic and pedagogical expertise in their respective disciplines as well as real-world experience.

DMin in Congregational Development
Our curriculum includes 8 required courses and 2 DMin-level electives that emphasize the integration of theory and practice and incorporate theological reflection. Courses help you refine your leadership, analytic, and community-building capacities, and learn how to apply new insights to your ministry context. All courses are offered as 1-week intensives in January and June. Learning continues throughout the year, in online conversations with your core group, and culminates in a thesis.
DMin in Preaching
Offered collaboratively, with five nearby seminaries, this program is fully ecumenical—faculty, students, and worship all reflecting a mix of faith traditions. Coursework is anchored in 3-week summer terms in Chicago, and continues throughout the year with work in your home congregation leading to a final thesis project.
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In Memoriam
We recently received word of the death of  Richard J. Bormes  (Seabury-Western '89) on July 1, 2017. Read the full obituary here .
James H. Dunkerley  (Seabury-Western '69, '70), a much beloved priest of the Diocese of Chicago, died Aug. 16 at his home. "Father D," as he was known, completed studies at Kelham Theological College with the Society of the Sacred Mission in the UK in 1964 before coming to the U.S. and studying at Seabury-Western. He transferred to the Episcopal Church from the Church of England in 1970, and served as rector of St. Peter's Episcopal Church on Belmont Ave. from 1970 to 2007. A former dean of the Chicago North Deanery, Dunkerley was active in retirement, presiding and preaching regularly at Church of the Atonement, Church of the Ascension, and St. James Cathedral. Arrangements are pending for a Requiem Mass.  
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