Purpose

The Diocesan School for Christian Studies was founded to reflect the Episcopal Church’s focus on “mutual ministry” as the responsibility of all Christians under the one Baptism each of us shares in Christ. In Baptism, we are commissioned to “represent Christ and His Church” in all that we do.

The Diocesan School offers a wide variety of educational programs and training for service in the church and society, including the academic preparation for persons aspiring to the diaconate. Resources are provided for grounding persons in the Bible, Spirituality, Church History, Theology (Systematic, Moral, Pastoral and Sacramental), Liturgy, Homiletics, and other disciplines, including Discernment, to prepare for ministry.