Safe Church training
Safe Church education and training is available to anyone in the Diocese of Southern Ohio. There is a minimum standard that is expected based on specific ministry roles, utilizing either Introductory Training (“Safeguarding Online”) or Full Training (In-person “Comprehensive Training”).
The Antiracism Training model of the Episcopal Church, Seeing the Face of God in Each Other, is designed to make us all more aware of how society’s racist past still haunts us today. Through self-examination and sharing our stories, we come to learn more about how our behavior affects others, and how our society, institutions and churches affect how we think and feel about others.
Licensed Lay Ministry training
Eucharistic Ministers administer the consecrated elements of bread or wine in the liturgy of the Holy Eucharist.
Eucharistic Visitors take communion to the sick and shut in immediately following a principle celebration of the Holy Eucharist.
Preachers are authorized to preach in worship services upon invitation of the rector, vicar, or priest-in-charge.
Worship Leaders lead Sunday Morning Prayer or other congregational services in the absence of a priest.
Education for Ministry
Education for Ministry (EfM) combines the traditional functions of fellowship group and Bible study with a method of theological reflection designed to tap into our creative, metaphorical and mythical ways of thinking, to help us make conscious connections between our faith traditions and the “post-religious” world we find ourselves in today.