Barnabas Project Workshop for Upcoming Graduates


In collaboration with the Episcopal Church Foundation (ECF), GTS is offering a one-day workshop designed to provide seminarians and lay leaders with a broad overview and orientation on how to successfully transition from seminary to work in the Church.  

WHERE: Seabury Auditorium

WHEN: Beginning 8:30/9:00 a.m., Friday, October 12

The workshop will include:

  • “Getting in the Door” – Learning how to get a position
  •  “It’s All About Relationships” – Providing information and tools to work with your church or organization
  • “How to Succeed in Business” – Managing a church as a small business

This workshop is part of ECF’s The Barnabas Project: Parish Life Education for seminarians, new clergy and lay leaders. In the Acts of the Apostles, Barnabas recognizes the leadership potential of Paul, helps incorporate him in the community and culture of the original leadership of the Church and empowers and supports him on his journey and in his ministry. In a similar fashion, ECF’s program supports the ministry of newly ordained priests and lay leaders by providing them with training, skill development, best practices and other resources in the area of parish finance and administration in a practical yet faith-based approach.  GTS is one of five Episcopal seminaries participating in this three-year project, now in its second year.  GTS seminarians taking this workshop last year gave it RAVE REVIEWS.

To Participate:

* Please respond to the Chaplain ( by the registration deadline of Monday, October lst. There is no cost to attend the workshop.

*Please complete the SurveyMonkey Pre-Workshop Survey by Monday, October lst. The survey may be found at:

Additional Follow-up

As the workshop provides a broad overview, you will then be invited to participate in some free web-based conferences in February (Job Hunt), April (Transitioning) and August - December 2012 which will address parish finance and administration in greater detail. In addition, you will be entitled to individualized assistance through telephone consultations with an ECF consultant on any of the topics and issues covered. Each participant will receive a continuing education certificate upon successful completion of the program.

If you have any questions or comments, please contact the Chaplain at