Welcome to the Beecken Center of the School of Theology at the University of the South, a lively center of learning and ministry in its fifth year of expansion, and celebrating over forty years as the proud incubator and home of Education for Ministry (EfM). The Beecken Center is a place that values the Anglican intellectual tradition and takes seriously the spiritual potential of the faithful as contributors to world change. Explore our site for more information and contact us today!

Beecken Center News

A Video Snapshot of the Beecken Center

September 16, 2019

A brief video snapshots of some of the things that have been happening here at the Beecken Center!

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The Beecken Center Launches its 2019-2020 Season of Events

August 14, 2019

Ranging from a workshop with the author of the New York Times Best Seller The Shack, to a gathering that examines our relationship to the forests in God’s creation, to an Episcopal bishop talking about a “resurrection-shaped life,” to spiritual discernment, contemplative practices, and non-traditional worship, the Beecken Center’s 2019-2020 season of special events offers something for just about everyone interested in deepening their Christian journey.

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2018: A Year of Learning and Ministry

December 21, 2018

This year was one of transition for the Beecken Center, but still found us working on many formative opportunities for spiritual seekers of all faiths. Participants from all over the world joined us here in Sewanee to explore many facets of faith formation and effective ministry in a changing world.

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Beecken Center Events

2020 Tennessee Faith & Justice Summit

April 21, 2020

Faith leaders and community partners from across Tennessee will gather at the University of the South to consider the ways faith and justice intersect, to learn about resources to better serve Tennesseans in need, and to build bridges for a better tomorrow both locally and statewide.

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Invite Welcome Connect Summit 2020

June 10 - 12, 2020

Invite Welcome Connect, a ministry of the Beecken Center of the School of Theology at the University of the South, is hosting its fifth national Invite Welcome Connect Summit June 10-12, 2020 in Sewanee, Tennessee. Rooted in the gospel directive to “Go and make disciples of all nations,” Invite Welcome Connect utilizes the God-given resources of a community to help build the Body of Christ, providing a practical theological framework and comprehensive process for engaging communities in the all-important disciplines of evangelism, hospitality, and belonging.

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