The Diocesan School for Christian Studies, based on the campus of St. Mark's School in Ft. Lauderdale, has a dual purpose: its core curriculum prepares candidates for ordination to the diaconate in the areas of church history, theology, homiletics, liturgics and a variety of ministry courses; but the school's course offerings are also a rich resource for all laypersons who seek a broader understanding of the faith, as well as training for development as leaders in ministry.
The Diocesan School was founded as a reflection of the church's focus on "mutual ministry"—the responsibility of all baptized persons to "represent Christ and His Church" in all that we do. Classes provide an opportunity for the study, prayer and formation all Christians need for the spiritual growth and knowledge of the faith that will equip them to be more effective ministers in whatever work they are called to do.
Important information regarding upcoming courses:
- Registration opens August 10 via the Diocesan School website.
- The first day of the 2015 fall semester is September 12 beginning with morning prayer at 8 a.m.
- The Diocesan School is open to ALL laity and persons in discernment or the process for Holy Orders
- Diocesan School is held at St. Mark's, Ft. Lauderdale the following eight dates: September 12, 26, October 3, 24, November 7, 21, and December 5 and 19
- Courses are offered in Spirituality, Biblical Studies, Church History, Theology, Pastoral Care and more
- Check out the Diocesan School Manual for course descriptions, FAQ's, class schedules and more
- Suggested course of note: "Licensure for Lay Ministries" including such ministries as Pastoral Leader, Worship Leader, Lay Preacher, Catechist, and Bible Study Leader
- All instructors are from our diocese. They have graduate degrees and are experienced and dedicated teachers
- Students may take as many courses as they wish, up to four classes per day
For more information, call the Diocesan School administrator, Pamela Fuller: 561-254-4548