Episcopal School for Ministry

Welcome to the Episcopal School for Ministry

ESM Fall 2020 classes

     Old Testament and Theological Method and Reflection

Fall 2020 schedule:

     Weekends: September 18-19,  October 16-17,  November 13-14, and  December 11-12
     Friday evenings and Saturdays


  a device with internet access
                                      a (free) Zoom video conferencing app

Forming Disciples for the Ministry of the Church

The Episcopal School for Ministry convenes as a community of formation in the Diocese of Missouri. Its programs and courses offer opportunities for prayer, study, and mutual support, all with a view toward enriching students' vision and skills for ministry.

Each weekend that ESM gathers is structured by Morning, Evening, and Noonday Prayer, and class time. The learning is challenging but accessible to all, for ESM welcomes students with advanced academic backgrounds and others with little educational experience after high school. The school helps students achieve a variety of academic and training goals, including education and training for licensed lay ministry; enhancement of specific ministries in the Church; academic preparation for ordination to diaconate or priesthood; deeper engagement with theological reflection, liturgical worship, or mission service.

Format and Location

During the current health crisis, as we continue to comply with Stay at Home directives in order to further public health and safety, the Episcopal School for Ministry is meeting online, via video conferencing. We anticipate returning to "regular meeting mode," in which we convene on the campus of Eden Seminary in Webster Groves, Missouri for classes, worship, and meals together. Overnight accommodations will be available when we return to Eden.

More Information on Format and Location

Application and Fees

Links to application forms are available here:
     Download fillable registration form
     Download printable registration form
     Download printable brochure

Online payment of course fees is NOT available at this time.
For more information, contact the Registrar (at ESMRegistrar@diocesemo.org).

Fall 2020 Weekend Dates

  • September 18-19, 2020
  • October 16-17, 2020
  • November 13-14, 2020
  • December 11-12, 2020




More Info

Contact ESM Dean, the Rev. Dr. Marshall Crossnoe: crossnoe@gmail.com