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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Douglas Dupree                                               

The Rev. Cn. Dr. H. Douglas Dupree, Rector                 

Calendar of Upcoming Events

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.


March 3, 2018 - Camp Weed and Cerveny Conference Center

Book of Common Prayer and How to Use It - Lay Leadership Workshop 8

10am - 2pm Led by Bishop Howard and Deacon Crabtree  Cost: $25

For more information.


March 10, 2018 - Camp Weed and Cerveny Conference Center

Alpha Training Event,  10am - 3:30pm Cost: $28 per person(continental breakfast & lunch)

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