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Bishop’s Institute For
Ministry & Leadership

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 in developing their various ministries and educational offerings within the parish.

In addition, the Institute will offer retreats, speaker events and forums that bring outstanding speakers from the wider Church and from different backgrounds to our Diocese. Within the Episcopal Church, 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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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 be viewed via the following links:

Session 1

Session 2

Session 3

Session 4


C.S. Lewis Weekend Audio Links

The distinguished author, preacher and C.S. Lewis scholar Earl Palmer presented a series of four lectures over the course of the weekend of September 18-20, 2015. For those who want to review the series, The Bishop’s Institute offers these audio links.

C.S. Lewis, His Friends, His Journey Toward Faith

C.S. Lewis in a Time of War

C.S. Lewis: The Mere Christian Who Helped Us Believe

Stories of the Marvelous: C.S. Lewis, The Storyteller