Grace and peace to you from our Lord Jesus Christ!
Welcome to the Institute for Christian Studies! You have entered a wonderful world of opportunity for gaining knowledge and insight, friends and fellowship, a deepened faith in our Lord.
We are looking forward to a great year. Interest and enthusiasm for the school continues to grow among students, faculty, and prospective students.
Our curriculum includes wide variety of courses designed for both lay persons and clergy.
I invite you to read carefully, choose a course, or courses, to attend and join us on the adventure that is ICS. You may attend courses online as well as live.
Home groups, Sunday school classes, bible study groups and individuals are encouraged to take advantage of the online learning option.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at (407) 423-3567 x303, (800) 299-3567 x303 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. I welcome your inquiries.
ICS is for anyone seeking to learn and grow in their faith. All are welcome! Won’t you consider joining the ICS community?
In His Service,
Kristen N. Alday, Dean
The ICS Story
The Institute for Christian Studies (ICS) was formed in the late 1970s as a response to the Faith Alive movement. Through Faith Alive thousands of adults were experiencing a deepening relationship with Christ and were hungry to grow in their faith walk. They wanted more high quality, in-depth Christian education. ICS became a resource that busy adults could turn to for more Bible training.
In the late 1980s the Episcopal Diocese of Central Florida asked ICS to help train their deacons and prepare them for the ordination process. ICS expanded to offer coursework that could be used specifically for this purpose.
Today, ICS offers a wide range of live and online adult Christian formation and education. We have a specific track just for those preparing for ordination as a deacon in the Anglican Episcopal church. In addition, ICS offers anyone who wants to grow deeper in their walk with God, the opportunity to get the training they seek.
ICS is perfect for someone who wants perhaps more than what they might get from a local church Bible study or small group, but isn’t ready or able to attend seminary. Housewives, business leaders, young adults, and senior adults, have all experienced a rich, rewarding, and deepening faith and experience by taking ICS online courses.
We are blessed with a depth and breadth of highly credentialed and faithful instructors who are eager to share their knowledge. ICS continues to be committed to preparing leaders, lay and ordained, through the highest quality of education, fellowship, and worship.
De la CRUZ, Luis, Spanish Missioner, St. Johns Episcopal Church, Kissimmee
The Ven. Kristen N. Alday, Dean
Ms. Winsome Latty, Institute Administrator
The Rev. David Newhart, Commission Chairman
The Rev. Nancy Kline, Deacon, Secretary
The Right Reverend Gregory O. Brewer, Ex Officio Member
The Rev. Edward Bartle
The Rev. Rick Burhans
Mrs. Tracy Cheek
The Rev. Michael Matheny, Deacon
The Rev. Danielle D. Morris
The Rev. John Motis
The Rev. Dr. Edward Weiss