The Stanton Center for Ministry Formation

Equipping the laity of the Episcopal Diocese of Dallas to serve God in His church and the world.

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It is commonly known that churches in Europe, including the UK, are struggling. Any tourist can gawk at the massive monuments to past faith and wonder whether these cathedrals are museums, or tombs, or living instantiations of the body of Christ. Meanwhile, quietly and around the edges, new life is forming. Some of it is clearer than others: for example, the massive church planting and catechizing efforts of Holy Trinity Brompton in London and throughout the south. But even in England’s less economically prosperous and culturally prominent north there are signs of new life in church. What will the church look like after the collapse of Christendom? Dr. Jason Byassee’s new book, Northern Lights: Resurrecting Church in the North of England offers some clues. Churches that “intend to grow tend to grow,” as David Goodhew says. Readers in North America can learn here from some of the most creative pioneers of church renewal alive.

Please join us for this month’s Zoom continuing education offering from Dr. Jason Byassee, professor of homiletics and biblical interpretation at the Vancouver School of Theology. Dr. Byassee served for a number of years as a contributor and editor for The Christian Century and is the author of many magazine articles and books ranging from the scholarly to the popular. An ordained Methodist minister, he also has served as senior pastor of Boone UMC in Boone, NC, and in several other congregations. Especially given continuing trends of church decline in TEC and throughout North America, the stories he’s uncovered about church growth and renewal in rocky soil can both inform and inspire us in the diocese of Dallas.

This session will be recorded and available for viewing later, for those who cannot make the scheduled time: if you would like to view this later, please contact Kim Lanore. If you plan on participating live, please also RSVP to Kim LaNore, [email protected]. This is the seventh in a series of continuing education offerings by the Diocese during this season of physical but not social and ecclesial distancing. Please join us!

The Book of Common Prayer class is meeting today for the final class of the term. Woohoo!!!

Our Book of Common Prayer class is meeting today for the first time since February. Thanks be to God for technology!

Spiritual Theology with Fr.’s wonderful to hear and SEE him teach again today!

Old Testament class is going great this afternoon. Coronavirus will not keep Stanton Center students from their studies!

It’s working!!!!

Getting ready to host our first Zoom class meeting from the comfort of my easy chair. Bp. Stanton’s Creeds class, lets all pray together that this works! 🙏🙏🙏

[03/13/20]   With much prayerful consideration, we have decided to cancel classes on the 21st of March. So many of us are within the age range which the CDC has determined to be most at risk, we feel that cancelation is the most prudent response.

I’m asking our instructors to contact me with their preferences as to how to make up this missed class. Adding a class day in June might be the simplest solution. I’ll let you all know when that has been decided.

In the meantime, please take care of yourselves. Stay home as much as you can, wash your hands often, and pray for our world, our nation, our diocese, your parishes, and your Stanton Center community.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the Common Cup Fr. David writes that fear shouldn't keep us from the Eucharistic feast... and provides the scientific studies to back it up.


We are all back home tonight after a full weekend of prayer, profundity, worship, wit, food, friendship, silence, and the Spirit at the Stanton Center fall retreat. Thank you Fr. Ryan Pollock for your thought-provoking teaching! And Lucy Tamez Creech, your great food made our time away just perfect!

First day of classes!

Episcopal Church Memes

As Episcopalians, we are both catholic and reformed. We do not protest against the historic faith and worship of the church, but maintain it. However, we are not Roman Catholic, and we have no pope. We are Anglicans and members of the worldwide Anglican Communion.

The weather held off today long enough for us to celebrate the graduation of Zoe Holmes and Rhonda Shannon with Diplomas in Christian Ministry.

The danger of theological study

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Book of Common Prayer class looks intense today.

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Ethics class with the Rev’d. Canon Dr. Victor Austin is in full swing today...standing room only!

Oh come Emmanuel!

Having a wonderful fall retreat with these Stanton Center crazies at the Catholic Conference and Formation Center in Dallas

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April 23 is the feast of Saint George, soldier, martyr, patron of England, and by legend, a dragon slayer.

The new catalogs are here!!!!

I Am

A Lenten Day of Reflection

St. Matthew’s Cathedral, 5100 Ross Avenue,
Dallas, TX 75206
February 24, 2018 9:30 AM to 1:00 PM
($10 fee includes a light catered lunch)

To register email Janet Page at [email protected]

Had an inspiring three days attending Wisdom Calling: A Conference on Local Formation. Kudos to The Living Church, The Episcopal Diocese of Florida, and The Bishop’s Institute for Ministry and Leadership.

O Happy Day!!!! The ordination of our own Jennifer D Smith. Congratulations, Deacon Jennifer!

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Dallas, TX
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