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
September 16, 2019
A brief video snapshots of some of the things that have been happening here at the Beecken Center!
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.
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.
Beecken Center Events
September 20 - 22, 2019
All EfM graduates and EfM mentors with four or more years' association with EfM are invited to join us at the 2019 EfM Graduates retreat, held at St. Mary’s Sewanee Sept. 20–22. The retreat will focus on The Rev. Dr. Julia Gatta’s recent book, Life in Christ: Practicing Christian Spirituality.
November 15 - 16, 2019
Come spend two days with best-selling author Wm. Paul Young as we explore faith and our relationship with God.
January 30 - 1, 2020
In this two-part educational and experiential series we'll explore two aspects of congregational vitality: cultivating practices that invite Christ’s indwelling presence in both ordained leaders and in communities, and processes for creating dynamic and transformative worship that stirs the senses and opens the heart. Participants will leave refreshed, inspired, and prepared with tools and resources for engaging ministry.