Lifetime Theological Education

Lifetime Theological Education

At Virginia Seminary, theological education for both clergy and laity is considered a lifelong project. VTS was one of the first Episcopal seminaries to offer continuing education for clergy, and its Evening School of Theology enrolls more than one hundred people each year. The Lifetime Theological Education office (LTE) hosts wide-ranging, innovative continuing education programs in service to the church and world.



Lifetime Theological Events

List of 8 events.

  • Enroll Now Jan Term ConEd Courses

    January Term 2017 Continuing Education Courses
    Degree courses are made available to continuing education students as enrichment opportunties to apply to their ministry settings. Students may earn continuing education units or those enrolled in the Evening School may work towards the Evening School diploma in Theological Studies. Registration closes by deadline or when a courses is full. MORE INFORMATION

    Digital Media for Ministry
    Building Evangelizing Communities
    Christian Spiritual Traditions
    Spirituality, Leadership and Mission
    Foundations of Mission and Community
    Camps, Conference and Retreats
    Curriculum Development and Critique

    Addison Academic Center
  • Community Sing

    As part of the Center for Liturgy and Music's Raising the Song Symposium, Symposium leaders Ysaye Barnwell, Marilyn Haskel, and Alice Parker will lead a Community Sing. Building on the principle that music helps build community, the Community Sing will explore a variety of styles of music taught by the Symposium leaders to the audience.
    The event is free of charge.

    Hosted by the Center for Liturgy and Music and Melodious Accord.
    Immanuel Chapel
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  • Costan Lectures

    November 1-3 | The Costan Lecture Series

    David Bentley Hart will be at VTS to inaugurate the Costan Lecture Series.
    Hart is an Eastern Orthodox philosophical theologian, philosopher (of the classical and continentalist variety), and cultural commentator.Hart earned his BA from the University of Maryland, MPhil from the University of Cambridge, and MA and PhD from the University of Virginia.[1]He has taught at the University of Virginia, the University of St. Thomas (Minnesota), Duke Divinity School, and Loyola College in Maryland. He served as visiting professor at Providence College, where he also previously held the Robert J. Randall Chair in Christian Culture.During the 2014-2015 academic year, Hart was Danforth Chair at Saint Louis University in the Department of Theological Studies. In 2015, Hart was appointed as Templeton Fellow at the University of Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study.In May 2011, Hart's book Atheist Delusionswas awarded the Michael Ramsey Prize in Theology.Hart's latest book, The Experience of God, The Guardian called "the one theology book all atheists really should read". 
    The Costan Lecture Series is an opportunity for a distinguished scholar to provide a set of lectures that connect the genesis of faith to the contemporary issues in spiritual practice.  The genesis of faith should focus on the insights gleaned from the patristic period and from the gradual divide between the churches in the west from the church in the east.  This is a set of three lectures, where it is anticipated that the lectures will ultimately culminate in publication.  It is anticipated that the author will recognize the lecture series in the final publication.

    Ms. Margaret H. Costan endowed the academic lecture series in December 2014 with the intent that the series will strengthen the teachings of the Seminary.
    Lettie Pate Evans Multipurpose Room
  • ECF Webinar "First Steps in Leading Change"

    Leading a holy change can be one of the most rewarding - and challenging - aspects of lay and clergy leadership in Episcopal congregations. This webinar focuses on general principles and best practices for leading a change process effectively. The presentation will also highlight examples of Episcopal congregations that have led change processes. Click on more details for registration instructions.
    Addison Academic Center: Addison 201
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  • Singing Our Faith

    Explore what it means to "sing our faith" with Ellen Johnston, Director of the Center for Liturgy and Music at Virginia Theological Seminary.

    Tuesday, November 29 & December 6, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

    Event is free but registration requested.
    Addison 113
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  • First Saturdays with Women in the Anglican Communion

    Spend first Saturdays (10/1, 11/5 & 12/3) this fall with inspirational women who are leaders in their communities, churches and educational institutions throughout the Anglican Communion. Join these conversations about women's leadership in ministry, theological education and reconcilation across communities of faith.

    Cost: $10 per event ($5.00 for students)
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    Addison Academic Center, lower level
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  • Singing Our Faith

    Explore what it means to "sing our faith" with Ellen Johnston, Director of the Center for Liturgy and Music at Virginia Theological Seminary.

    Tuesday, November 29 & December 6, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

    Event is free but registration requested.
    Addison 113
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  • Prepare/Enrich: Training in Marriage Preparation Counseling for Clergy + Lay Counselors

    PREPARE/ENRICH is one of the most widely used tools for working with couples preparing for marriage and married couples wanting to improve their relationships. The Rev. Dr. Allison St. Louis, clinical psychologist and Episcopal priest, will offer the one day training. Registration deadline is January 18, 2017. 

    Addison 111
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Anne Karoly, Associate Director of LTE
Virginia Theological Seminary
3737 Seminary Road 
Alexandria, Virginia
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