The Vision of The + Tuttle School for Discipleship and Ministry is a vibrant and thriving church in which the Diocese equips the faithful to be visionary leaders.
Our Mission is to provide resources for high quality theological education and formation at the diocesan local level. While the program is primarily for those preparing for ordination to the diaconate, it is also open for all who are committed to deepening their understanding of the Jesus movement, to strengthen their ministries, and/or discern their path as disciples.
The TuttIe School is in partnership with The Iona Collaborative, an outreach program of the Seminary of the Southwest (SSW) in Austin, Texas, which provides the resources to develop “high quality, standardized programs for educating and forming deacons and priests for the Church”. Their core values are ‘educational excellence, local adaptability, collaboration, visionary leadership, community, and transformation.”
Curriculum: The + Tuttle School diaconal two-year program consists of core curriculum in Scripture, Church History, Theology, and Ethics. The program also offers extensive coursework in practical theology, homiletics, pastoral ministry, spirituality, theology of diaconate and priesthood, congregational leadership, and other areas for formation. Upon successful completion of the two-year diaconal studies, a student may be awarded a Certificate in Diaconal and Academic Studies by the Seminary of the Southwest.
Academic Calendar. TBD
Instructional Delivery: Students of the program will be granted access to the Iona Collaborative’s on-line curriculum, which includes lessons, power-points, and video lectures presented by SSW faculty. Students will watch videos, complete assigned readings and written assignments between teaching weekends. During the teaching weekends, students will continue their learning as a community with the guidance and support of a mentor as facilitator of their learning. There will be a strong focus on integration of academic learning and spiritual formation. As the weekends will involve worship, study, and shared meals, an added benefit will be the building of lasting relationships of collegiality that carry forward after completion of the program and into shared ministries of serving.
Teaching weekends will be on Saturdays and half day Sundays. lime together will include a variety of opportunities for community worship. Sessions will be devoted to core curriculum as well as practical and ministerial practice. Currently the language of instruction for the curriculum is English. At this time, some of the video presentations for Bible study are sub-titled in Spanish.
Application and Admission: Interested students will fill out an application form and provide additional documents as needed. The application details TBD
Cost: Details TBD
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