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.
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
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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.
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.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 bookAtheist Delusionswas awarded the Michael Ramsey Prize in Theology.Hart's latest book,The Experience of God, The Guardiancalled "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.
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.
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.
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.