NAAD held it's 2009 Conference of Archdeacons and Formation Directors at the Duncan M. Gray Camp and Conference Center outside Canton, Mississippi, from March 19 to March 22. Some notes of the business of the conference are found below:
Principles Common to Quality Deacon Formation Programs
In the last year, NAAD has been the beneficiary of good research conducted in association with the former Office for Ministry Development, the Proclaiming Education for All Task Force, and members and staff of own organization. The results of those studies are now posted below.
We hope you'll find them helpful.
Archdeacon and Directors of Formaton met in New Orleans March 17-20, 2011. The following documents from the conference are posted in
the hopes you find them of interest:
On Engaging Diakonia
Domestic Poverty and Hunger
Multi Order Formation
Notes on Remembering
Notes on Discernment
Notes on the Seven
Oregon Formation Program
Notes on Regional Deacons
Notes on Non-Anglo Formation
Notes on Informing Priests
Notes on Web Sites
At the March meeting of Formation Directors and Archdeacons, the former North American Association for the Diaconate officially became the Association for Episcopal Deacons (AED).
As a part of the celebration of this historic event, four of the founders of the organization were invited to share their memories and insights of the early days of the movement to recover the historic diaconate in the Episcopal Church. At the meeting’s opening session in St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in New Orleans, Deacons Phina Borgeson, Ormonde Plater and Ted Hallenbeck talked for nearly two hours, while a letter from Maylanne Maybee of Canada, who was prevented from attending by a death in her family, was read.
Their stories provide eloquent, informative and often humorous insights into the beginnings of the organization that is now known as the Association for Episcopal Deacons. Here are part 1, part 2, part 3, and part 4.
Many of the Center for Anglican Learning and Leadership’s (CALL's) courses are designed in collaboration with the North American Association for the Diaconate. These courses may be used for continuing education opportunities for deacons, as well as for preparation for deacons in training. Look for NAAD markers throughout the CALL catalog. NAAD members are entitled to the team discount registration rate for any CALL course. When registering, indicate NAAD as your team.
The NAAD courses on the CALL website can be found here.