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Spring Online Open House—All Are Welcome
DAY ONE last fall for students enrolled in our Master of Divinity and Diploma of Anglican Studies programs pictured with staff and faculty members on site to welcome them.
Visit Us Online Tuesday, March 26 at 6:30 PM CDT
HELP US SPREAD THE WORD about our non-residential study programs. Could leaders in your circle benefit?

ALL ARE WELCOME to participate in our Spring Online Open House. The program includes multiple perspectives on the Bexley Seabury experience, how our flexible course design creates new possibilities, and ways we create community. Time for Q&A, too!

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New Lifelong Learning Kitchen Opens to Rave Reviews
Are You Hungry?

Julie Lytle, associate professor of educational leadership and director of distributive and lifelong learning initiatives unveiled a smorgasbord of learning options at February's CEEP 2019 conference in Boston. On Friday, Feb. 22, conference participants had an opportunity to sample "fixed menu" and "create-your-own-meal" options for lifelong and distributive learning.
The interactive session surfaced valuable feedback about what drives leaders in endowed parishes to seek out learning opportunities, and what would best satisfy their craving for a deeper understanding of the faith journey.

Staff and faculty also connected with alumni and friends from across the Church. “It was wonderful to hear the stories of such great ministry happening all over the Church,” said Bexley Seabury President Micah Jackson. “It’s truly a testament to what a seminary beyond walls can mean for a world that so desperately needs the healing work of the Gospel.”

CEEP will meet next year in Louisville, Ky., Feb. 19–22. We will look forward to seeing you there!
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On the Horizon for Current and Prospective Students
  • APRIL 30: DMin in Congregational Development application deadline (see below)
  • MAY 15: Registration for new DMin students
  • MAY 17: Commencement
  • JUNE 15: MDiv application deadline
  • AUG. 10–15: Registration for new MDiv students
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Is 2019 Your Year to Begin a DMin in Congregational Development?
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New Leadership Skills for 21st Century Challenges
Playing catch-up with contemporary family dynamics and escalating work demands on members of your congregation? Struggling to understand what un-churched people expect from a faith community? It may be time to re-tool with a DMin in Congregational Development.

  • LEARN FROM SCHOLAR-PRACTITIONERS, faculty members distinguished in fields related to congregational development, and from peers.
  • COLLABORATIVE STUDY FORMATS in small groups, lecture and discussion, online reflection, case studies.
  • INNOVATIVE & PRAGMATIC COURSES that emphasize leadership for today and the integration of theory and practice.
  • PARTICIPATION in a learning community with others who are asking similar questions.
  • WORKABLE SCHEDULE—All courses are taught in one-week intensives that meet on campus 5 days, Monday–Friday in June or January.

Click below for more information and how to apply.
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Take a Week to Grow and Refresh Your Skills
JUNE 3–7
> Reimagining Congregations in Mission led by Bonnie Perry
Explore inherited assumptions and patterns of Christian congregational life in light of new apostolic environments.

JUNE 4–5 with continuing online work
> Global Anglicanism in Ecumenical Context led by Tom Ferguson
Learn how diversity and post-colonialism affect the Anglican Communion and members' capacity to cooperate and collaborate.

JUNE 10–14
> Organizational Systems led by Emlyn Ott
Gain perspective on the development of leadership and belief systems through the lens of Bowen family systems theory and adaptive change.

> Community Organizing for Missional Living led by Barbara Wilson
Develop relational leadership skills and learn how to engage others in community change that is grounded in theology.

JUNE 17–21
> The Art of Preaching led by John Dally
What if preachers thought of themselves as creative artists who employ many artistic disciplines to craft and deliver their sermons?

JUNE19–21 plus 3 online sessions in the fall
> Incubating Sustainable Entrepreneurial Missional Ministries led by Eric Law
Incubate an entrepreneurial ministry from the initial idea to a fully developed ministry plan, based on the “Holy Currencies” model of sustainable missional ministry.
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Good News to Share? Let Us Help!

Where has your ministry taken you recently—and what are you learning there?

The Bexley Seabury community wants to know what our former classmates/students/mentors are up to—you, included!

Please share your latest news or upcoming plans with us (and a photo or two) that we can include here or through other seminary communications.
Email your news plus photo/s with a brief description to: Br. Ron Fox at

As reported here last July...Episcopal Divinity School Scholar Stephen Benitz (Bexley Seabury '18), newly ordained to the priesthood at St. John's Episcopal Church in Mason City, Iowa. Stephen is pictured with his wife, Shelby, at the reception.
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Alumnae/Alumni and Student News

Cathleen Chittenden Bascom  (Seabury-Western '90)  was consecrated March 4 as tenth bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Kansas. The first woman bishop in the diocese’s history, Bishop Bascom is the first diocesan bishop ever elected from a slate constituted by female candidates. President Jackson represented the seminary at the consecration at Grace Cathedral, Topeka. MORE HERE
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Grace Burton-Edwards (Seabury-Western '05) is one of two alumnae named to the slate of candidates for eleventh diocesan bishop in the Episcopal Diocese of Michigan. The election is scheduled for June 1. MORE HERE.
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Stephen Lane (Bexley Seabury '17) was featured recently in the Buffalo News, Buffalo, N.Y. The first paragraph reads: The Rev. Stephen Lane wasted little time stealing the hearts of the congregants at St. Philip’s Episcopal Church, one of seven original African-American Episcopal churches in the country. MORE HERE
Joshua Sunday Oyinlola  (Seabury-Western '82) has been elected b ishop of Irele Eseodo Diocese, Church of Nigeria. Consecration day is March 29 at Saint David's Cathedral, in Akure and enthronement is set for April 9 at Saint Andrew's Cathedral in Irele, both in Ondo State.
Samuel Peni , one of our DMin in Preaching students, was elected Bishop of Yambio and Archbishop of the Church of South Sudan’s Internal Province of Western Equatoria. He was installed into both new roles on March 10 to succeed Archbishop Peter Munde Yacob, who died last October after a short illness. MORE HERE

Adjunct faculty member Bonnie A. Perry  (Seabury-Western '98)  is the second of two alumnae named to the slate of candidates for the eleventh bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Michigan. The election is scheduled for June 1. MORE HERE

Mark Story (Seabury-Western '83) has been named to the slate of candidates for eleventh diocesan bishop in the Episcopal Diocese of South Dakota. The election is scheduled for May 4. MORE HERE.
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