ChurchNext has created a new certification program, in partnership with Bexley Seabury Seminary.
Announcing our new prayer book certification program.
ChurchNext has already created a certification program in vestry leadership, which has received positive feedback. Now we are adding a prayer book certification program, in which students take eight courses that explore the Book of Common Prayer. The courses are all taught by professors at Bexley Seabury Seminary.
By the end of this program, students will be extraordinarily well-educated about the Book of Common Prayer.
- They will know who wrote it, and when, and why.
- They will know how and why the collects were written.
- They will know the history of the creeds most central to the prayer book.
- They will learn how the prayer book incorporates scripture.
- They will know the prayer book’s history in England, the United States, and across the world.
- They will even learn how to sing it.
- This list will get too long if we include everything that participants will learn, but you get our drift.
Students can earn a certificate by completing all eight 45-minute courses, which will take an average learner a total of 3 hours. The courses are also available in a For Groups format, making them ideal for small group learning.
Successfully complete all of these courses and receive your custom Certificate in Prayer Book Studies.
Learn more about the prayer book certification program here. In the meantime, here is a list of the courses included in the program.
- The Spirituality of the Book of Common Prayer with Karl Ruttan
- Singing the Prayer Book with Milner Seifert
- Scripture and the Prayer Book with Roger Ferlo
- Praying the Collects with Ellen Wondra
- Crossing Thresholds with Roger Ferlo and Suzann Holding
- English Origins of the Book of Common Prayer with John Dally
- Creeds and Commitments of the Prayer Book with Jason Fout
- An American Prayer Book; A Global Prayer Book with Tom Ferguson
Please remember, these courses are available in For Groups format as well as for individual study.
For a preview of Roger Ferlo’s course on Scripture and the Prayer Book, click here.