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The Beecken Center for Faith, Learning, and Ministry is a resource center that offers experiences, curricula, and tools for adult and youth lay theological education, hospitality and evangelism ministries, congregational development, and spiritual formation.

Through our core offerings—Education for Ministry (EfM) and SUMMA Theological Debate Society—we offer experiences that grow faith and transform lives. Beecken Center programs change the lives of more than 11,000 people every year.

For 43 years the Beecken Center has been an Episcopal center of learning for all the baptized.

Whether you are a diocese, a congregation, a new church plant, a college chaplaincy, an affinity group ministering to a specific need, or an individual in the process of discerning your personal ministry, we believe you will find many helpful resources and relationships through the Beecken Center for Faith, Learning, and Ministry and feel welcomed and at home in our midst.

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Our Leadership

The School of Theology at the University of the South

The Rev. Canon James Turrell, Ph.D.

Education for Ministry (EfM)

Karen Meridith
Executive Director

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