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

EfM Mentor Training Suspended Through July 31

April 9, 2020

Education for Ministry is suspending in-person EfM mentor training events scheduled from June 1 through July 31 in Sewanee, Episcopal dioceses, and other areas in the United States where a contract with EfM is in effect.

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2020 Invite Welcome Connect Summit Cancelled

April 9, 2020

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 Invite Welcome Connect Summit has been cancelled. Please save the date for the Invite Welcome Connect Digital Gathering, June 10, 2020. Details will be made available soon.

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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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Beecken Center Events

Invite Welcome Connect Digital Gathering

June 10, 2020

We INVITE you to join us on Wednesday, June 10, at 3 p.m. EDT for an Invite Welcome Connect Digital Gathering where seasoned clergy and lay leaders will share ideas, resources, and creative best practices for engaging in evangelism, hospitality, and the ministry of belonging. We are offering this 90-minute gathering at no charge but registration is required.

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