CDSP announces major price reduction for seven-week continuing ed courses

Church Divinity School of the Pacific
Posted Jun 20, 2024

The Center for Anglican Learning and Leadership (CALL) at Church Divinity School of the Pacific has long offered affordable online learning opportunities throughout the year. Now, these courses will be available for a rate $150 per registration—a permanent price reduction of nearly 40 percent. 

“We’re really excited to make CALL courses even more accessible to people seeking to deepen their faith, grow their knowledge, or add to their ministry toolkits,” said Dr. Jennifer Snow, director of extended learning and associate professor of practical theology.  

“Thousands of past participants have enriched their formation through participation in this program, and we hope this opportunity will further grow CALL’s contribution to the life of the Episcopal Church.” 

Each CALL class is designed for participation at students’ own pace and on their own time. Courses last seven weeks, each week a separate lesson. Continuing Education Units are offered at the rate of 2 CEUs per course.  

Students from across the Episcopal Church and beyond join experienced online instructors, many of them seminary professors, in creating a classroom environment of respect and mutual learning. Courses are open to anyone, lay or ordained, of any denomination or none. They are offered during fall, winter, and spring terms, each scheduled with the calendar rhythms of busy church leaders in mind. 

The Fall 2024 session runs September 9 through October 28. Registration for each of the courses listed below will open July 8. To receive course listings and registration info each term, sign up at cdsp.edu/subscribe and select “Center for Anglican Learning and Leadership (CALL) Updates.” 

Early and Medieval Christian Spirituality with the Rev. Daniel London, PhD 

In this course, students will learn the origins of Christian monastic, mendicant, and mystical spiritualities by immersing themselves in the pre-Reformation literature and spiritual practices of the Desert Fathers and Mothers, the Benedictines, the Cistercians, the Celtic Christians, the Franciscans, and the Medieval English Mystics. By doing so, students will recover spiritual nourishment and riches from early and medieval Christian traditions that feed some of today’s deepest religious hungers. 

The Pauline Epistles with Fr. Laurent Okitakatshi, PhD 

This course will explore Paul’s letters in their respective historical, social and cultural contexts. In addition, students will study the theology that governed these letters as pastoral interventions into various situations, focusing on certain themes and assessing their relevance for ministry, evangelism, and discipleship today.  

Navigating Conflict: Speaking the Truth in Love with the Rev. Alex Leach 

When approached with skill and grounded in Christ’s love, conflict is a healthy process through which we fully encounter our neighbor, we learn about ourselves, and we ultimately find unity amidst difference. In this course, students will learn concrete skills and tools that help keep conflict healthy and safe, as well as explore the spiritual practices that form the bedrock of this work.  

Other fall courses include: 

  • Orientation to the Old Testament with Dr. Donn Morgan 
  • The Diaconal Hermeneutic with Dr. Rod Dugliss 
  • Facing Choices: Ethics in the Anglican Tradition with the Rev. Austin Leininger, PhD 
  • Introduction to the Book of Common Prayer with the Rev. Melissa Hartley, PhD  
  • Systematic Theology with Dr. Stephan Quarles 

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About Church Divinity School of the Pacific 

CDSP forms leaders called to find new ways to create Christian communities and share God’s love. Through our partnership with Trinity Church Wall Street and an ongoing dialog with bishops and grassroots leaders, we have focused our degree programs on Christian mission, discipleship, and evangelism and on core leadership skills of contextual awareness, critical reflection, and public conversation; refocused our core mission on our popular hybrid program for students balancing family obligations or professional responsibilities; and established partnerships that allow us to create distance learning curricula for individual dioceses. 


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