Clergy Continuing Education
AEHS Study Day
The annual AEHS Study Day is held in Lent each year and usually led by a member of the faculty of the Anglican Episcopal House of Studies. Framed by the Daily Office, the day offers clergy and other ministry professionals the chance to learn and reflect on a substantial topic relating to theology and ministry. Most of the time is given to a plenary presentation by the professor so that a subject can be explored in some depth. Recent study days have been led by the Rev. Dr. Samuel Wells, dean of Duke Chapel, and Dr. Ellen Davis, Amos Ragan Kearns Distinguished Professor of Bible and Practical Theology at Duke Divinity School.
Convocation & Pastors’ School
The annual Divinity School Convocation & Pastors’ School brings together ministers, laypersons, students, and faculty for a series of lectures, sermons, and courses, along with alumni/ae reunions and social occasions. The two-day event is a cooperative endeavor with the North Carolina and Western North Carolina Conferences of the United Methodist Church through the Board of Managers of the Pastors’ School.
Study Leave For Ministry Professionals
The one-week Study Leave For Ministry Professionals program welcomes clergy and other ministry professionals to spend a week at Duke Divinity School, whether to do research in a library or attend classes. Participants have full access to libraries, lectures, and worship service. They also can elect to meet with faculty on their chosen topic of study.
AEHS welcomes a visiting scholar for one semester each year to participate in life at Duke Divinity School and to share in the fellowship of the AEHS. Visiting scholars may be ordained or lay Anglicans from any province of the Anglican Communion. While taking sabbatical time at Duke, past scholars have participated in classes and colloquia, interacted with faculty and students, and used libraries and other resources at Duke Divinity School.
Interested persons should apply directly to the director of AEHS with a letter explaining their interest and curriculum vitae including the names of at least two references by Jan. 10 of the year preceding the academic year they would like to be a visiting scholar. Visiting scholars may come for the fall (late August through early December) or spring (early January through late April) semester, but only one opportunity is available per academic year. The program is non-residential and does not offer a stipend.
Renk Visiting Teachers Program
Through the Renk Visiting Teachers Program, jointly sponsored by Duke Divinity School and Virginia Theological Seminary (VTS), advanced students, graduates and faculty teach for periods of two to six weeks at the Renk Theological College in Southern Sudan.