Vocational Development & Lifelong Learning
COMPETENCIES FOR DEACONS
Over the past few years the Vocational Development and Life Long Learning Task Force of AED had been charged with shaping a document that would outline the areas of competency used in successful Diaconal Formation Programs.
After developing, debating, discussing, and carefully crafting these, a three person sub group was formed to produce a document in a user-friendly format. The Reverend Kate Harrigan, presbyter, AED board member and chair of the working group along with with The Reverends Tim Spannaus and Geri Swanson, deacons, designed the final document, which depended extensively on previous work by the Vocational Development and Lifelong Learning Task Force and the Iona Report with its accompanying examples from the Anglican Church of Canada.
Download the Comptetencies
Your feedback and comments are welcomed as updating and revising the competencies is important since this is an organic document. Any comments and suggestions can be sent to Geri Swanson at firstname.lastname@example.org
Continuing Education class and workshop schedules listed here.
Lifelong learning can include many things. In addition to traditional CEU credits, you might want to consider working with your diocese to developing a plan based on your gifts and strengths and how best to acquire any new skills you many need. Resources can be explored based on your plan, and the plan can alter as needed.
Clinical Pastoral Education Alternatives for Deacon Formation
From the 2009 Archdeacons and Formation Directors Conference
From the 2008 Archdeacons and Formation Directors Conference
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