Beloved Community Training: Baptized for Life

Saturday, April 21, 2018, 9:30 am to 3:30 pm

Baptized for Life: Daring to Be Christian in an Anxious Time

This one-day workshop will blend current research and timeless theological resources to inspire compelling faith communities that bring healing, hope, joy, and deepening faith to those who worship and those who lead. The morning session will build on proven patterns and programs from the ancient wisdom of the catechumenate to recent findings about faith transmission. Activities will include assessing the needs and gifts within your faith community to name, claim, and feed a multigenerational and multicultural ecology for faith formation in your community. We teach who we are. Come be renewed so that what you offer others will change their lives.
The afternoon session will build on the planning from the morning session, with a goal to construct fruitful engagement strategies to share our faith with communities outside our churches, campuses, and chaplaincies. We will discuss historical theologies of evangelism in the Anglican/Episcopal tradition and work together on building a 21st century vision for what it means to faithfully and creatively map our ministries in the Diocese of California. We will survey specific strategies for expanding the reach of the Gospel in the public square, working in affinity groups on ways to measure and minister to the social and spiritual hungers in the communities in which we work in ministry. We will explore ways to leverage digital communities as well as popular culture and secular subcultures of health, wellness and leisure for the sake of the Gospel.
Our hope is that you will leave the day with renewed enthusiasm and identified next steps to deepen the faith of those within your congregation and more confidence to reach out to share the love of Christ with your neighbors.
Led by the Rev. Dr. Patricia Lyons, Missioner for Evangelism and Community Engagement, Episcopal Diocese of Washington (aka on Facebook as the Hogwarts' Chaplain) and Lisa Kimball, Ph.D., Associate Dean of Lifelong Learning and Professor of Christian Formation and Congregational Leadership, Virginia Theological Seminary (aka DioCal alum), this will be a day to revive your soul and baptize your imagination!

When: Saturday, April 21; Check In/Registration: 9:30 a.m.; Program begins promptly at 10 a.m.
Where: St. Mark’s, 600 Colorado Avenue, Palo Alto
Cost: $15 (lunch is included in the cost of registration) Childcare is available for $10.

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At the April 21 Beloved Community Training, there will not be ANY other workshops.  For those asking for Eucharistic Visitor/Eucharistic Minister, or any other trainings, please contact Amy Cook ( to arrange a training.

Amy Cook


St. Mark’s
600 Colorado Avenue
Palo Alto, CA 94306
Phone: 650.326.3800
Fax: 650.326.2186