In addition to high-quality, academic preparation delivered via online study.We Supplant this on-line study via Video Productions designed to enrich study. Including Theology, Pastoral Study, Historical studies from the Early Church to the present. Especially videos from many of those clergy and well known theologians who have continued their studies in the latest research, academic and experiential aspects of Christian Thought.
We are also interested in Current Christian activities happening worldwide.
During my studies and travels I've been able to hear many of these leaders, professors and teachers internationally . I've visited Orthodox Monasteries in The Greek Isles,in the Middle East.
While serving with the Defense Intelligence Agency in Iraq I visited some of the earliest sites in Christian Histor. During my travels in Israel, Experts, theologians, scholars led me to areas off limits to tourists. While training with the Israel Defence Force I met officers who introduced me to Monastic Friars who included me in their masses and teaching in places not open to the Public. While in Rome I was taken by a Priest friend, sent by the Pope to allow me to pray in the catacombs beneath the Vatican and St. Peter's. I have in my Altar cloth relics blessed in hand by Pope John Paul II. From these contacts and contacts with authors such as the Late Fr. Joseph Girzone I was able to study with both him and Fr. Henri Nouwen years ago.
Fr. Nouwen, the famous author on Pastoral care, on Spiritual Direction and the search for inner peace assisted me as I recovered from injuries and psychological damage from my deployment to the Balkan War in Bosnia, Kosovo. This gentle wounded healer guided me out of darkness.. a mere few months before his own death.
You'll find full manuals for all work you may be interested in via this internet site. The manuals are such that you'll want to download or print hem out to save as Materials for your ministry and work.
Celebrating A New Paradigm for the "Church" in this, the Third Millennium since Jesus Christ burst forth from the tomb. We'll meet Jesus on our own road to Emmaus.
. "STI" formed in 1998 is dedicated to this meeting the needs of our students, fellow "Followers of the Way". We're forming partnerships for mutual learning and exploration seeking constantly a renewal of ministry and service. Won't you join with us on the Journey as servant leaders.
A special link to our special application form is found on the first page and the STI Links Page, You may save it as a .doc file or print it out hen mail it back to us. The Application will provide us a clearer idea as to how e may better serve you on "your own" path to Ministry.