With the worldwide outbreak of coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19), the Charles Simeon Trust has had to make a few changes. After cancelling many of our spring and summer ministry initiatives in 2020, we are now looking forward to the autumn. We hope to offer an expanded schedule of ministry events that, of course, prioritizes safety.

The Chicago Course is already returning to in-person instruction, but with new health and safety guidelines in place. The Online Courses remain open to all and special bulk pricing is available. Simply get in touch to take advantage.

For our Workshops, things are a little more complex. Most locations would like to plan for in-person Workshops. As such, we are operating according to these guidelines:

  • We will open registration for each Workshop according to our normal timetable. However, we will list a decision date below as well. On this date, we will determine whether or not to move forward with an in-person Workshop. We highly recommend that, if possible, you don’t make any travel or accommodations arrangements until after the decision date.
  • We will continue to suspend our cancellation policy and offer full refunds (including deposits) for any cancellations made due to the pandemic.
  • We are working with our hosts to stay updated on local regulations regarding meetings size, social-distancing requirements, and face mask requirements, as well as following CDC guidelines for protective measures, gathering, and cleaning.

While we hope to see everyone at in-person Workshops in the coming months of 2020, we know this may not be possible. We will be holding additional new Online Workshops for anyone who cannot make it to an in-person Workshop, anyone in a higher risk category, or anyone who just wants keep training: Leviticus on September 22-23 (with Juan Sanchez and Robert S. Kinney) and Genesis 1:1-12:9 on November 18-19 (with Dave Helm). If several in-person locations are unable to meet, we will plan for additional Online Workshops. We’re also launching our first Women’s Online Workshop (details coming soon). If you have any questions or other concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us at


Currently affected American and Canadian locations include:

Dublin, GA August 25-27 cancelled
Greenville, SC (Women) October 1-3 opens August 5 August 19
Wichita, KS October 7-9 open August 26
Minneapolis, MN October 13-15 open August 12
Albuquerque, NM October 14-16 open September 16
Alexandria, VA October 14-16 open September 16
Portland, OR October 15-17 opens August 20 August 20
Austin, TX October 20-22 open July 31
Lincoln, NE October 21-23 open September 3
Upstate New York October 21-23 open September 2
Toronto, ON (Women) October 22-24 opens August 5 September 1
Gorham, ME October 28-30 open September 1
Tempe, AZ October 28-30 open September 2
Des Moines, IA November 4-6 open September 22
Detroit, MI November 4-6 open October 8
Tacoma, WA November 4-6 open September 1
Youngstown, OH November 11-13 open September 23
Washington DC (Women) November 12-14 opens Sept 10 tbd


Currently affected International locations include:

coming soon…