The Genesis Program provides an opportunity for collegial connection and support, diocesan resource information dissemination, and leadership skill development for clergy new to the Diocese of Washington or in new calls in the diocese. The program has received positive feedback from participants over the last several years and diocesan staff are constantly evaluating the program to meet the needs of the participants.
Genesis participants meet for 6 monthly 3-hour sessions during the program year and are engaged in plenary discussions addressing various topics of ministerial leadership and small breakout cohort groups based upon specific ministerial roles and responsibilities. Within cohort groups, participants identify primary goals for the program year and align those goals with specific essential functions of their current job description.
EXPLORING A CALL TO THE PRIESTHOOD
EXPLORING A CALL TO THE DIACONATE
The purpose of the Deacons School is to prepare postulants and candidates for ministry in the church and the world; so that the people of God are more able to respond to the concerns, needs, and hopes of the poor, the weak, the sick, and the lonely in the name of Jesus Christ. The Deacons School is equipped to prepare both primary English language and primary Spanish language speaking postulants and candidates. Learn more
It is understood that the definition of continuing education shall generally include but not be limited to the academic study and/or work towards an academic degree; travel and trips pursuant to the needs and further development of personal skills; learning experiences with diocesan programs; conferences related to the development of skills and the relationships surrounding one’s ministry or the ministry of the diocese; and self-directed study. Learn more