Featured Courses

ICS courses are approved by the Episcopal Diocese of Central Florida for continuing education credit inside the diocese.

Becoming a Deacon

Deacons serve as a vital bridge between the church and the world. They are ordained members of the clergy who embody Christ’s servant ministry within and beyond the church. While priests are charged with shepherding God’s people, deacons are called to be agents of God’s compassion and reconciling grace in the world, while bringing the needs, hopes, and concerns of the world to the church. Their role is unique, symbolizing Christ’s servanthood in the liturgy, the community, and in their advocacy for a just and caring society.

Learn more at our 2024 Conference on Ministry, Saturday, August 24, 10 a.m. at Church of the Messiah in Winter Garden. Hear presentations from the Rt. Rev. Dr. Justin S. Holcomb, diocesan staff, priests, deacons, and Commission on Ministry members. Contact Archdeacon Julie Altenbach to learn more.

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Hear From Past Students

We are so blessed in the Diocese of Central Florida. So many of the clergy in our diocese are extremely knowledgeable and amazing teachers. I am growing so much, not just in knowledge, but in faith!
The priests who facilitate the courses bring a deep understanding of the content and also a love of Christ and the Church. A nurturing spirit towards all the students is on full display.
ICS has not only given me the core knowledge I need in ministry training, but it has also been a great source of inspiration for my own personal growth. Every class I take has something big that I take away and apply.