Deacon Formation Program



Deacon Formation Program

DFP weekend, March 2019. Stu Scarborough, Archdeacon Ruth Elder, Archdeacon Jane O’Leary, Nathanial Gibson, Deacon Barbara Sears, Kathleen Smith-Jones, Amy Schimonkevitz, James Reaves, Laura Carpenter, Sue Wert, and Deacon John Martin.

DFP 2019 weekend schedule

a.    June 21-22, 2019, St Mary the Virgin, Baltimore, MD

b.    September 20-21, 2019, All Saint’s, Frederick, MD

c.   March 20-21, 2020, 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.


Formation team meeting dates:

  • February 16, 2019
  • May 18, 2019
  • August 17, 2019 November 9, 2019

Resource

“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

Our Formation Process

For information contact archdeaconformation@episcopalmaryland.org