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Video Collection for Congregations

This video collection, launched September 1, 2019, is a teaching tool that can be used for Christian formation in congregational settings. It was designed for small groups, including a Sunday morning education hour or a Wednesday night study. Most videos are 7-20 minutes long and have or will have discussion questions that can be downloaded and used to guide reflection and conversation.

Our Current Collection ▼

BIBLICAL STUDIES

Biblical Chronology and History
Rev. Dr. Jane Patterson

How the Gospels Came to Be
Rev. Dr. Jane Patterson

Interesting Characters from Hebrew Scripture
Dr. Steve Bishop

Jesus’ I AM Statements in John
Rev. Dr. Jane Patterson
Rev. Dr. John Lewis

CHURCH LEADERSHIP

Creating Vestry Covenants
Rev. Dr. John Lewis

Discerning A Congregation’s Core Vocation
Rev. Dr. John Lewis

Vestry Meeting Opening Meditations
Bishop Gary Lillibridge

THE ABUNDANT LIFE SERIES

Abundant Life: Medieval Church: Julian of Norwich
Rev. Dr. Molly James

Abundant Life: Caroline Divines: Jeremy Taylor
Rev. Dr. Molly James     

Abundant Life: 20th Century: C.S. Lewis
Rev. Dr. Molly James             

SPIRITUALITY

Service as a Spiritual Practice
Irit Umani, Dir. Trinity Center

Our Journey of Belonging
Rev. Jason Minnix

The Masculine Spiritual Journey
Rev. Dr. Dave Scheider

The Feminine Spiritual Journey
Janet Davis, MASN

The Queer Spiritual Journey
Lauren Kay, MDiv

PRAYER

Praying What Is
Doug Harrison, MA

ANGLICANISM AND WORSHIP

What Does Liturgy Do?
Rev. Dr. Nathan Jennings

Anglican Identity
Rev. Dr. Dan Joslyn-Siemiatkoski

Cost and How to Subscribe ▼

Most subscriptions are licensed to dioceses, which pay an annual licensing fee. For that fee all congregations in the diocese will be given password-protected access to the collection throughout the year. We can also license the collection to an individual congregation.

If you are not a diocese in the Iona Collaborative or are representing an individual congregation the annual licensing fee will depend on your size.

Please contact Rebecca Hall for subscription information: rebecca.hall@ssw.edu

Example Video and Hand Out

Download: Biblical Chronology Handout

Future Video Collections

This is the beginning of the video collection.  Each year we plan to build on current series and add new ones.  In 2019/2020 we are adding Bible studies, a series on mysticism, and building on the church leadership collection.

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Vocation and Discernment for Everyone

A Reflection Group Process for Discernment

Discerning vocation is for everyone, not only for people considering ordained ministry! At its core, discernment is a practice for living faithfully – that is, living a life that is patterned on Jesus’ life and teaching. Every decision we make is an opportunity to reflect on the Jesus pattern and ask what that might look like in our unique context.

Discernment is best done in Christian community. Only when we share our lives with others and hear their reflections back to us can we come to more fully discover what faithfulness might look like for us in the choices that come our way.

Clergy and Lay Leaders: The following videos and handouts will introduce a small group process for discernment. These videos prepare you to try the reflection group process with a small group in your church. You might find it useful to show these videos to the whole group for discussion before starting the reflection group, but this is not necessary for a successful group.

How To Use This Material

  1. Read the Start A Group in Your Church handout for an overview of the reflection group process.
  2. Watch the video Vocation of All God’s People using the handout as a guide.
  3. Watch the Experiential Christian Formation video using the handout as a guide.
  4. After watching the videos, decide if you will simply introduce your group to the reflection group process or if you and your group will go through this material together for several sessions.

If you have questions about starting a group, please email Rebecca Hall, Programs Director

Video One gives us a new way of understanding vocation.

Video Two presents Biblical teaching that is foundational to the reflection group process.