Deacon Formation Program

Deacon Formation Program

DFP weekend, October 2018. Row 2: Stuart Scarborough, Archdeacon Ruth Elder, James Reeves, Kathleen Smith-Jones, Nathanial Gibson, Steven Smith
Row 1: Laura Carpenter, Sue Wert, Beth Dellow, Amy Schimonkevitz, Denise Shiavone, Al Horton, Bishop Chilton Knudsen


DFP 2019 weekend schedule

  •         March 1-2, 2019 St. Thomas, Towson, Md
  •         June 21-22, 2019, St. Mary the Virgin, Baltimore City, Md
  •         September 20-21, 2019, TBD

Reading of the season – Unexpected Consequences: the Diaconate Renewed
by Susanne Watson Epting.

Amazon’s review says, “This book chronicles ways in which one church order has grown, matured, adapted, adjusted, and is as effective as it is because of its dynamic nature.  Times change, and the Order of Deacons in the Episcopal Church has not remained static. While the book seeks to update contemporary knowledge about deacons, it also shows how the diaconate may be well positioned to lead the church into change that cuts across governance, formation, and ministry.


“With the ‘eyes of our hearts’, enlightened by wisdom,
we begin to have a clear sense of the vocation
to which God is calling us.”   Debra Donnelly-Barton

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