School for Ministry

Episcopal Diocese of San Diego School for Ministry
The School for Ministry (SFM) is a theological training program for anyone interested in learning more about Hebrew Scriptures, Christian Scriptures, church history, liturgics, pastoral care, global Anglicanism and more. It is open to all adult learners: people considering ordained ministry, as well as people interested in deepening their knowledge and understanding of these topics.

Auditing a course is welcomed and encouraged, as is visiting for one class to see how you like it.

Fall 2020

Course Schedule (September 5 – December 5)

7:30 a.m. – 7:50 a.m. Morning Prayer
8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Hebrew Scriptures with David Moseley, PhD
10:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Ethics with Dr. John McAteer
12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. Lunch
1:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. Anglicanism with the Rev. Dr. Mark Hargreaves
3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Church History with the Rev. Dr. Frank Munoz

No class on Nov 7, DioCon 2020 & Nov 28, Thanksgiving holiday

Important Dates for Fall 2020 Semester

August 29 SFM 2020 Fall SFM Student Orientation
September 5 First Day of Classes
November 7 No Classes due to DioCon 2020
November 28 No Class, Thanksgiving Holiday
December 5 Last Day of Classes
December 14 Final Fall 2020 Papers/Projects due to Teachers

If you have inquiries of a non-academic nature, including course enrollment, fees and admission policies, please contact Alyson Terry, aterry@mockup.edsd.org or 619-481-5455.

Course Descriptions


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How To Embody the Love of Jesus
This course is an introduction to the theory and practice of Christian moral theology — the study of what sort of people God is calling us to be as individuals, as members of Christ’s body, and as residents of the modern world. Students will survey the history of Christian ethics and develop the tools to apply Scripture, Church tradition, and philosophical reasoning to the principles of Christian conduct, the process of ethical discernment, and the practices of moral formation.

Church History

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This course will bring to life the saints and sinners, the heroes and villains of the Church. We will look at the major movements, doctrines, persons, institutions, ideas, and events that shaped the Church’s journey within the wider political, social and economic developments from its beginning to our present day.

Hebrew Bible 2

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A Deep Engagement with the Prophetic Books and the Miscellaneous Writings in the Hebrew Scriptures
The Mission of the Biblical Literature Classes at SFM is to Nurture Students towards a Nuanced, Critical Interpretation and Understanding of the Texts of the Scriptures. This class is the second part of a two-part course that forms an introductory survey of the many writings compiled into the Hebrew Bible. The literature found in the Hebrew Bible was composed and edited over the course of more than a millennium before the birth of Jesus. Students will be exposed to the literary genres, forms and motifs that comprise these writings. The texts will be placed in the historical, cultural, sociological and religious world of their audience. Students will learn a variety of techniques, which are helpful in the analysis of Biblical texts: these include analysis of form and structure, as well as genre, historical and redaction criticism. Students will be encouraged to put knowledge to use as they apply Biblical interpretation to theological construction and pastoral practice.


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Discovering our Roots
In this course we will look at the history of the Anglican church from its origin in the time of Henry V111 to the end of the 19th century. We will see how Anglicanism evolved during that time and how it made its way to America. Along the way we will be constantly reminded of how our understanding of the past can inform the present.

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