Education for Mission and Ministry Unit. Records

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Education for Mission and Ministry Unit. Records


  • 1958-1988 (Creation)


1.25 cu. ft. (2 boxes)

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The educational agency of the Executive Council has had a variety of titles and positions within the organizational structure of the Church over the years. From 1947 to 1968, it was known as the Department of Christian Education and focused on analyzing the educational needs of the Church, developing curricula and instructional materials designed to meet those needs, and providing training for teachers, leaders, parents and clergy.

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This collection comprises a mixed series of Administrative Records and Subject Files that includes correspondence, reports, and printed material that appear to have been gathered selectively by an unknown office within the Education for Mission and Ministry cluster.

Prominent topics include the Diocese of Puerto Rico, Clergy Studies, and the National Institute for Lay Training (NILT). The NILT became the legal successor to the Church Army in 1975, promoting the training of laity for service to the Church community through the placement of volunteers in parish programs and seminaries. Of particular interest are General Convention committee records and a 1973 study by the Office of Development, “What You Said,” concerning diocesan needs and priorities.


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Access to Episcopal Church records is governed by the Archives Public Access Policy. Research requests must be submitted in writing.

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The Archives is able to respond to limited requests for reproductions subject to copyright restrictions, internal policy, and the condition of the source documents.

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  • English

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Department of Christian Education. Records of the General Field Services

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