Deacons in action – (left) The Rev. Bob Johnson, All Saints Episcopal Church in Lakeland, FL being commissioned as a Chaplain with the Polk County Sheriffs Office. (above) The Rev. John Clark, St. Gabriel’s Episcopal Church in Titusville, FL and founder of No One Hungry, ministering on the streets of Titusville.
“I found a family – I made lifelong friends at ICS and was cared for with prayer and concern.”
– Susan Hansell
“ICS is a place of learning AND community. Classes and workshops are challenging and interesting; there’s something for EVERYONE.”
– Liz Tucker
“ICS did for me spiritually what running did for my lungs. It gave me more capacity and I’m loving it.”
– David Somers
The Very Rev. Dr. Reggie Kidd
The New Testament is a book of what St. Paul once called “God’s many-sided wisdom”(Eph3:10), wisdom that is central to diaconal ministry. In this two-part “flyover” of the New Testament, we will explore each book’s promise and challenge for our call to do the work of the ministry: “to make Christ and his redemptive love known” where we “live, and work, and worship”, … and “to interpret to the Church the needs, concerns, and hopes of the world.”
The Rev. Canon Dr. Justin Holcomb, The Rev. Andrew Petiprin
Heresy dominates many conversations these days. The frequency and volume of accusations suggest that some Christians have lost a sense of the gravity of the word. On the other hand, many believers have little to no familiarity with orthodox doctrine or the historic distortions of it. This course provides an accessible “travel guide” to the most significant heresies throughout Christian history.
The Rev. Jonathan French
This course will consider why leadership matters in the church, biblical models of leadership, whether or not you’re a leader, and how to attract more leaders both like and unlike you. This course offers an entirely new and fresh perspective on leading.
An in-depth look at the point where faith and God meet someone struggling with an addiction. Learn how spirituality can help free a person from the grips that deceive and control. Understand how dependence results from lack of connections and submission to God, and learn how to allow faith to be part of addiction recovery.