SCHOOL FOR DEACONS
For some time there has been a shift in The Episcopal Church moving from, or adding to, residential theological formation and education with local alternatives. School for Deacons, EDSJ developed as the result of the geographic and economic challenges for people in an expansive landscape. Additionally, as EDSJ continues to emerge, we became more confident that we had the expertise and bandwidth to engage in formational practices as a diocese. And with that, we introduced School for Deacons, EDSJ, A Center for Learning. Over the last four years School for Deacons, EDSJ has provided opportunity for discerners of diaconal ministry along with laity who wanted to learn in community and to gather together. Thus, our diocesan School for Deacons provides a vital alternative to School for Deacons, Berekely, which remains our primary resource on the West Coast.