A018 Teaching World Mission and Theological Education Beyond the United States

Few of the jurisdictions outside the United States have seminaries or extensive programs of formation. They rely on the programs they are able to develop and on other institutions and seminaries – often non-Anglican – for theological education and training. Attending a seminary in the United States is not an option for most, for a variety of reasons. The need is particularly great in all aspects of Anglican studies: liturgy, theology, tradition and history. While some seminaries and other institutions offer some programming beyond their physical campuses, having more courses available online could considerably help to fill this gap and strengthen the offerings available within these jurisdictions. Courses available beyond the United States would benefit not only those in dioceses of The Episcopal Church, whether those seeking ordination or lay leaders, but also others throughout the Anglican Communion.