Tuition for the Deacons' School is $550/weekend for each student or $4,950 total (nine weekends). The cost of books is estimated to be about $90/retreat, or $810 total.
Click here for dates, locations and subjects of each weekend.
Students will be sent a learning agreement regarding financial and formational expectations to sign and return to the Deacons' School via the Diocese of Virginia's offices.
Checks should be made payable to "The Episcopal Diocese of Virginia" with "Weekend [1 or 2, etc.] Deacons' School" in the memo line at least one month before the retreat with the exception of the first weekend. Checks can be sent to Vicky Bickel, registrar, at 110 West Franklin St., Richmond, VA 23220.
Payment Due Dates
*Payment for the first weekend (July 8-10, 2016) is due by June 30, 2016--on the Thursday one week before the retreat. Payment will be due one month in advance for all subsequent weekends.
Joyful Fundraising, Joyful Giving
We invite students and churches to raise the money for tuition. The total cost of tuition for all nine retreats for the student is $4,950.
Interns in the Young Adult Service Corps, a program of the Episcopal Church which sends its interns into the Anglican Communion for a year of service abroad, are asked to raise $10,000 towards the cost of the internship.
We believe that a similar invitation to the prospective Deacons’ School student’s congregation to contribute financially – tangibly – to their education would undergird the church’s understanding of its role in the student’s future ministry.
We hope that the partners in supporting the students financially – the churches, the dioceses, the students themselves – will not view tuition as “perk money” towards personal enrichment, but an investment in forming, to quote Bp. Curry, “agents and instruments of God’s reconciliation.”
Some possibilities for fundraising: