In conjunction with the Episcopal Theological School at Claremont (Bloy House), the Los Angeles Diocese of the Episcopal Church offers two continuing education programs for clergy and laity.
Education for Episcopal Leadership (EEL)
The EEL program provides classes in spirituality, scripture, and “nuts-and-bolts ministry”; occasional retreats and special speakers and other continuing education opportunities. Please visit the EEL Web site for the most up-to-date schedule of classes and events.
The church-wide Fresh Start program is a collaborative ministry produced by the Episcopal Church Foundation, the Episcopal Church Center, and CREDO Institute.
Fresh Start seeks to strengthen the relationships among clergy, congregations and their diocese during the critically productive time of clergy leadership transitions within a church.
Fresh Start's content is based on three key principles: the theory of transition, the importance of relationship-building, and the need for self-care. Modules are clustered around these principles and the general area of leadership.
For more information, please visit the Fresh Start page for the Los Angeles region.
Process & Faith
Process & Faith is a robust church-focused program of the Center for Process Studies at Claremont School of Theology. Its mission is to make the metaphysics and ethics of a process-relational worldview adaptable, accessible and practical for Christian leaders and laity.
Process and Faith offers a wealth of current resources, publications and information, including:
- "Ask Dr. Cobb": a monthly question answered by famous process theologian John B. Cobb, Jr.
- Lectionaries and liturgical resources: updated weekly to reflect current concerns and world events
- Introductory publications about process theology, written by leaders in the field
- Sermons and Hymns in the process tradition
For more information, please visit the Process and Faith Web site.
Loosely affiliated with Claremont School of Theology, Religion Online provides thousands of royalty-free articles, chapters and books on a wide range of theological and religious topics, including:
- Hebrew Bible
- New Testament
- History and Sociology of Religion
- Communication and Cultural Studies
- Pastoral Care and Counseling
- Religious Education
This non-profit web site is a good source for churches and other religious organizations seeking access to a variety of theological resources.
CMCG - Standing Together Curriculum
This program is designed for small groups that include both Christians and Muslims. Their goal is to:
- Bring Christians and Muslims together
- Break down dehumanizing stereotypes
- Build loving and compassionate relationships
- Engage with one another about our beliefs and practice
Learn more about the Standing Together Curriculum