Mission & Ministry - Information & Calendar

Our Mission

The purpose of the Bishop's Institute is to offer quality education at the local level for the training of priests, deacons and lay leaders and to provide continuing education for both clergy and laity. It plans also to provide educational resources for parishes within the Diocese to be of assistance to them in developing their various ministries and educational offerings within the parish.

In addition, the Institute will offer and promote retreats, speaker events and forums that bring outstanding speakers from the wider Church and from many different backgrounds here to our Diocese. Within the Episcopal Church at large, educational institutes on the diocesan scale tend to follow one of two models. Firstly, there are a few dioceses that have especially good institutes concentrating on ordination preparation or the development of lay leadership. Other dioceses have programs that primarily offer outstanding speaker forums and events. Our goal for the new Bishop's Institute is to endeavor to offer and combine features of both models.  

 

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Calendar of Upcoming Events

 

October 22, 5 p.m. - St. John's Cathedral, Jacksonville

Now Thank We All Our God:  A Hymn Festival Celebrating 500 Years of Continuing Reformation

A Diocesan Hymn-fest led by The Rev. Dr. Carl Daw and organized by Canon Tim Tuller (St. John's Cathedral) and Mr. James Holyer (St. Mark's, Jacksonville) to mark the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. All of our church choirs are invited to participate.

November 11, 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. - St. Mark's, Jacksonville

The Bowen Conference:  Learning from Three Reformers:  Luther, Calvin and Cranmer

The Bowen Conference sponsored and hosted by St. Mark's, Jacksonville and endorsed by the Bishop's Institute: Learning from Three Reformers:  Luther, Calvin and Cranmer delivered by The Very Rev. Justyn Terry, academic Dean of Sycliffe Hall, Oxford, Saturday, November 11, 2017 from 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. at St. Mark's, Jacksonville. Dean Terry will also preach at St. Mark's Sunday, November 12 at 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.

November 18, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.  - Camp Weed and Cerveny Conference Center

Lay Leadership Workshop 6:  Invite, Welcome, Connect, exploring how your church welcomes visitors and encourages new membership, Saturday, November 18, 2017 from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm led by Mary Parmer of the Beecken Center, School of Theology, Sewanee.

December 1 - 3 - Camp Weed and Cerveny Conference Center

Yoga and Christian Contemplative Prayer Retreat led by Michelle Carew-Bessette with The Rev. Cn. Allison DeFoor as Chaplain to be held Friday, December 1 starting 5:00 p.m. - Sunday, December 3 till 12:00 p.m.

January 13, 2018, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.  - Camp Weed and Cerveny Conference Center

Lay Leadership Workshop 7:  Social Media Strategy and Your Church led by The Rev. Caroline Kramer with Nancy White, Communications Director, Christ Church, Ponte Vedra Beach, Sandy Wilson, Director of Communications, Diocese of Florida and Sarah Singer, Assistant to the Bishop's Deputy for Advancement and Stewardship.  10:00 am - 2:00 pm with lunch.

February 8-10, 2018 - Camp Weed and Cerveny Conference Center

Wisdom Calling:  A Conference on Local Formation, sponsored by the Bishop's Institute for Ministry and Leadership and The Living Church, from Thursday 4:30 pm - Saturday 12:15 pm with lunch.

February 15 - 23, 2018 - The Holy Land

The Holy Land - The Fifth Gospel

Eight days in the Holy Land through Biblical Journeys Tours.

See documents below for brochure, reservation form and itinerary.

Dietirch Bonhoeffer: A Weekend with Earl Palmer — Video Lectures

The distinguished author, preacher and scholar Earl Palmer presented this series of lectures over the course of the weekend of September 23-25, 2016. Videos of each session as well as the sermon at the Holy Eucharist can beviewed via the following links:

Session 1:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jba89QxZEvQ

Session 2:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hspHpRxqfRo

Session 3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KlQ4Kn6Jm2k

Session 4: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UVyLBccfPFM

Sermon: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dw1xSBmAKmQ

 

 

download document  |  Biblical Journeys Tours brochure
download document  |  Reservation Form
download document  |  Itinerary for Holy Land tour