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Saturday Series

The Saturday Series


The Saturday Series offers lay and clergy members a wonderful opportunity to take part in serious academic study through our Academy for Vocational Leadership. These academic classes are open to all interested people.

Lectures are offered by members of the faculty of the Seminary of the Southwest via video and discussions are led by our local mentors on Saturdays of Academy from the Dioceses of Michigan and Eastern Michigan.

Learn more about the Saturday Series in this short video.

The Year of the Bible

The Year of the Bible is a survey course which covers the Hebrew Scriptures and the New Testament thematically. This series offers a great foundation for anyone who wants to learn more about Holy Scripture and is also required for those seeking to become licensed lay preachers.

Sept 12:           Introduction to Biblical Studies – Register on/before 9/4
Oct 10:            The Pentateuch – Register on/before 10/1
Nov 7:              Deuteronomic History – Register on/before 10/31
Dec 5:              Prophetic Literature – Register on/before 11/28
Jan 16:             Psalms and Wisdom Literature – Register on/before 1/9
Feb 13:             Hellenistic and Roman Periods – Register on/before 2/6
Mar 13:            Gospel of Mark – Register on/before 3/6
Apr 10:             Gospels of Matthew and Luke/Acts – Register on/before 4/3
May 8:             Gospel of John/The Apostle Paul – Register on/before 5/1
June 5:            Paul and Pauline Literature – Register on/before 5/29

Cost:  $60 for each session or the entire series for $600.

Registration Details

Registration: Register for a series by September 4th. Register for individual class sessions at least 10 days in advance.

Times:  Bible and Ethics take place on Saturdays from 9:30 – 3:30pm. Homiletics takes place from 7-9pm.

Location:  All sessions will be held online until further notice.

Click here to complete your registration.

For any questions or for additional information, please contact the Rev. Dr. Valerie Fargo, Director of the Coppage-Gordon School for Ministry at the diocese (989-752-6020) or at home  (989-708-7460).

For more information on registration and what the program requires, please go to the Diocese of Eastern Michigan website, by clicking here.