SC & Sm Grp Study

Short Courses

Short Courses are one-day offerings held the day before the House of Bishops meetings begin. They offer opportunities to gain insight into and participate in lively discussions regarding relevant and timely topics. 

Past course topics include:
  • The Office of the Bishop and Title IV: A Procedural and Pastoral Workshop (Facilitated by The Church Pension Group and The Nathan Network)
  • Blogging
  • Print Media
  • The Care of People through the Painful Disciplinary Process: The Bishop as Pastor and Disciplinarian 
  • Experiencing Property Disputes, Unlicensed Priest / Bishops and DEPO
  • Public Issues – Public Figures :  Bishops Relating Effectively to Key Issues and Elected Officials

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Small Group Study

These small, informal gatherings of bishops discuss topics of their own choosing, and are suited for both retired and active bishops. Regional groups determine their own meeting dates and locations, and typically meet for 1 - 2 days, three times each year.