formerly Archdeacons and Deacon Directors' Conference
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Every year, AED hosts the A3D conference, gathering individuals from across the Church for professional development. If you're interested in deacon formation, supervision and pastoral care in your diocese this event is for you.
During the conference, leaders in diaconal ministry assess new best practices in what amounts to an annual learning lab, designed to address issues they face locally. We also make use of Open Space Technology, an effective method of group facilitation which leads to profoundly productive conversations concerning your own, or your diocese's, immediate challenges in ministry.
Conferences generally occur in early Lent and begin at 4:00 pm Thursday and end at Noon on Sunday. (During the COVID pandemic, conferences will be online.) In addition to updates from AED about new resources, we include time to utilize Open Space Technology, an effective method of group facilitation which leads to profoundly productive conversations concerning your own immediate challenges in ministry.