Office of Lifelong Christian Formation consulting with Bishop's Native Collaborative
The Bishop’s Native Collaborative (BNC), which was designed to reinvigorate native and indigenous initiatives by fostering the formation of clergy to serve native American Episcopal congregations, is developing an alternative theological education process which fulfills the seven canonical requirements while at the same time responds to the needs of their native communities.
The seven canonical requirements are:
- Church History & Theology
- Ethics & Moral Theology
- Holy Scriptures
- Contemporary Society
- Theology & Practice of Ministry
- Mission Theology
- Liturgies & Church Music
The office of Lifelong Christian Formation, in partnership with the office of Indigenous Ministries, has been consulting with the BNC on this work. The fruits of this labor will be an amazing gift to the whole church when completed.