Stanton Center for Ministry Formation

The Stanton Center is a ministry of the Diocese of Dallas, serving students both here and across the Episcopal Church and wider Anglican Communion.  Our classes currently offered are designed to meet the needs of students seeking: 

o    Ordination to the diaconate

o    To serve as lay catechists, evangelists, or in other positions of lay leadership

o    To grow as disciples by learning more about Christian faith, spirituality, and life

Stanton Center classes are open to all.  Most classes are held at Church of the Incarnation, 3966 McKinney Ave, Dallas, TX, 75204.

Our instructors are experienced clergy and published scholars, including, of course, the Rt. Rev. James Stanton, VI Bishop of Dallas; Carrie Headington, Canon Evangelist for EDOD; the Rt. Rev. Michael Smith, Assisting Bishop of Dallas; and the Rev. Dr. Victor Lee Austin. The Stanton Center also offers courses in Spanish, taught by the Rev. Ernest Buchanan.

In our classes, you can learn more about the Bible, Christian doctrine, Christian ethics, The Book of Common Prayer, homiletics, prayer and spiritual disciplines, church history, diaconal theology, evangelism, pastoral ministry, and more.   

We are joyfully committed to the “faith once delivered to the saints” (Jude 1:3), to the Holy Scriptures as the “revealed Word of God,” “the rule and ultimate standard of faith” (Chicago-Lambeth Quadrilateral), and to the Great Tradition of historic Christian orthodoxy as we have received it in our Anglican heritage, both catholic and evangelical.  Our faith commitments are those of the Episcopal Diocese of Dallas and of the Communion Partners, a fellowship of orthodox Anglicans in the Episcopal Church and Anglican Church of Canada.  You can learn more about us by exploring this website, which includes our course catalog, our faculty and administration, registration info, and a growing library of resources for parish use.  We welcome you to learn and grow with us, in Christ’s name! 

COURSE CATALOG
REGISTRATION FORM
About:
MISSION STATEMENT:

The Stanton Center serves the Diocese of Dallas by providing:

o    a variety of courses in theology and spirituality, designed to meet the needs of all Christians who desire to grow and mature in their discipleship.

o    diploma programs for lay leaders in our parishes with concentrations in the areas of Evangelism and Catechesis.

o    education and preparation for individuals seeking ordination to the Diaconate in the Diocese of Dallas.

o    continuing education and seminars for clergy and lay leaders.

WHAT WE BELIEVE:

We are joyfully committed to the “faith once delivered to the saints” (Jude 1:3), to the Holy Scriptures as the “revealed Word of God,” “the rule and ultimate standard of faith” (Chicago-Lambeth Quadrilateral), and to the Great Tradition of historic Christian orthodoxy as we have received it in our Anglican heritage, both catholic and evangelical.  Our faith and ecclesial commitments are those of the Episcopal Diocese of Dallas and of the Communion Partners, a fellowship of orthodox Anglicans in the Episcopal Church and Anglican Church of Canada.  

ADMINISTRATION:

The Rev. Dr. Canon Christopher Brown, Dean – 

Erica Lasenyik, Administrator –