St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church
Monday Feb 19, 5 pm - Thursday Feb 22, 8 pm

In a return to the original design of the BKI as an intensive study week, 2024 will focus on two longstanding commitments of BCM:

Building capacity for Decolonizing Discipleship and

Sabbath Economics. 

These four days offer an opportunity for deep dives into both themes for educator/practitioners.  Two tracks will unfold in parallel: 

  • a Healing Haunted Histories track facilitated by Elaine and team (limit 12 participants), and
  • a track examining the Gospel of Luke and contemporary problems of Affluenza and Plutocracy facilitated by Ched and team (limit 25 participants).  

Because these themes speak to each other deeply, we will weave them together in plenary sessions to open and close each day. 

Scroll down for application and registration information on each track.

APPLY to attend the 2024 BKI

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Application received before 19th Dec

Applications received before 15th Jan

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Additional Information

If you are new to the BKI, please ensure you read all the information and don't hesitate to ask if you have any questions: EMAIL US.

Registration closes February 2nd, 2024. 

  • REGISTRATION FEES: registration is US$650 per person. However, because of the high cost of travel and accommodation, we are applying a US$250 discount (so registration will be US$400 for all successful applicants who live outside Ventura County, CA). Payment and full registration information will be provided once you application has been approved.
  • VENUE: We will be undertaking the BKI2024 at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 409 Topa Topa Dr, Ojai, CA 93023 (Map) which is close to the town of Ojai and about 5 miles from Oak View, where recent BKIs have been held.  St Andrew's is in easy walking distance of a variety of restaurant options for dining, banks, grocery stores and other facilities.
  • TRANSPORT: BCM will provide pick-up (Monday) and drop off (Friday AM) to Ventura AMTRAK and Airporter Shuttle

    For info on how to get to Ojai, view the BKI 2024 TRANSPORT GUIDE here.

  • BCM will also provide daily transport to and from St Andrew's from your accommodation in Ojai or Oak View, if needed. You may also be able to carpool with other participants or walk, depending on where you are staying. BCM will not be able to provide daily transport to/from Ventura.

  • ACCOMMODATION: For the BKI 2024 you will need to arrange your own accommodation. This guide has some suggestions, but we are sure that you can find many other options.  Accommodation Guide Please note:
    • Oak View is about a 5-10 minute drive from St Andrew's and Ventura is about 15-20 minutes drive.
    • Local hotel costs will range from $600 to $800 (or you can spend more), for four nights (including taxes and fees). Basic camping at Lake Casitas is $40 per night. You may find better deals online or through AirBnB.
  • MEALS: BCM will provide a welcome dinner on Monday night and closing dinner on Thursday night. We will also provide morning and afternoon coffee and tea break with snacks.

    For other meals you are on your own, although you may like to join other participants in one of the many local eating options in Ojai or nearby Meiner's Oaks, Mira Monte or Oak View.  FOOD OPTIONS PDF

Healing Haunted Histories track

For those involved or interested in facilitating, coaching and accompanying folks on a discipleship of decolonization journey. Before arriving, you will have read Healing Haunted Histories* and have filled in a questionnaire regarding the ancestral line you are tracing and impacts of their/your settlement and re-settlement on Indigenous communities past and present.  You will receive a set of training videos and workshop facilitation tools, including exercises for online and in-person work and somatic practices. This is a chance to go deep with facilitators who have done extensive work on reparative healing. 

This track will be limited to 12 participants, so register early. Stay tuned, as resource people will be announced shortly.

* Click here if you want to order a copy and receive a 40% discount off paperback or hardback. You are ordering from the publisher, Wipf & Stock, they use on-demand printing so your book may take up to three weeks to arrive.   Enter this discount code HHHSTUDY23 at checkout for a 40% discount (this code expires Dec. 31, 2023).  If you have any trouble with your order, contact W&S customer service by phone or email (

Luke Study track

Ched will be drawing from his current book project entitled “Healing  Affluenza, Resisting Plutocracy: Luke’s Jesus and Sabbath Economics. We’ll trace the thread of Jesus’ stories about rich people that form the backbone of Lk 12-19, to see how the Third Gospel can help us do heavy lifting around personal and political economic justice with our households, social movements and body politic. Participants will commit to helping curate a Sabbath Economics study program correlated with the Year C lectionary (2025), with support from BCM, Faith & Money Network, Just Money Advisors, United for a Fair Economy, Jubilee USA Network and others.  This track will be limited to 25 participants.

Sponsorship and Scholarship

As always at the BKI we invite our participants to include an optional donation to our scholarship fund. BCM is a community supported ministry and we extend this to our Institutes. If you are able, please include your donation amount on your registration form and add it to your payment (note donations are tax deductible to US residents, let us know if you need a tax receipt).

Scholarship discounts on registration will only be available based on donations received and can only be applied to your tuition (you will still need to arrange transport and accommodation).

Cancellation Policy

  • REFUNDS: Full fee due at registration.  If you cancel your registration by Feb 3rd, 2023 you will receive a refund minus a $30 non-refundable administration fee. If you cancel after Feb 3rd, 2023, refund depends on our ability to fill your spot and may be limited to your payment minus our costs.
  • ATTENDANCE:  Late arrivals and/or early departures will be required to pay full fee.