Mission & Ministry - Information & Calendar

Our Mission

The purpose of the Bishop's Institute is to offer quality education at the local level for the training of priests, deacons and lay leaders and to provide continuing education for both clergy and laity. It plans also to provide educational resources for parishes within the Diocese to be of assistance to them in developing their various ministries and educational offerings within the parish.

In addition, the Institute will offer and promote retreats, speaker events and forums that bring outstanding speakers from the wider Church and from many different backgrounds here to our Diocese. Within the Episcopal Church at large, educational institutes on the diocesan scale tend to follow one of two models. Firstly, there are a few dioceses that have especially good institutes concentrating on ordination preparation or the development of lay leadership. Other dioceses have programs that primarily offer outstanding speaker forums and events. Our goal for the new Bishop's Institute is to endeavor to offer and combine features of both models.  


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The Rev. Cn. Dr. H. Douglas Dupree, Rector                 

Calendar of Upcoming Events

Annual Diocesan Retreat for College Students - Friday, April 6 - 7, 2018 at

Camp Weed & Cerveny Conference Center

If you are enrolled in a college program at any undergraduate or graduate institution of higher learning you are most welcome to join college students from the Diocese of Florida chaplaincies at UF, FSU and UNF for a Spring retreat that will include time to meet others from different colleges (connect); to have time for quiet, reflection and fellowship in a serene setting (contemplate) and help us forge stronger links between students at all our different colleges.  Cost:  $30

For more information contact the Rev. Douglas Dupree at d.dupree@diocese.fl.org or Sue Engemann at sengemann@diocese.fl.org

Wisdom Calling - A Conference on Local Formation

This conference was held February 8 - 10, 2018 at Camp Weed & Cerveny Conference Center led by theologians, educators, and practitioners from across our church.  Below are lnks to YouTube to view each session from the conference.


Session I - Theological Education

Session II - Seminary from Home

Session III - Seminary at Home

Session IV - Beyond Ordained Ministry:

Session V - Seminary and Church

Session VI - Towards the Future

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