Continuing Education

Continuing Education at Virginia Theological Seminary is coordinated through the Office of Lifetime Theological Education.

Lifetime Theological Education offerings vary in committment and intensity. You might be interested in a morning lecture on Faith, Work & Vocation or a full day lecture, with lunch, on contemporary issues facing people of faith. LTE also offers Evening School classes that span a few days or a semester, and multi-day conferences.

Visit our webpage to discover more!

Strengthen your knowledge and explore your faith.
Lay or ordained, seeker or believer, leader or listener: come learn with us!

Evening School: Civil Rights, Justice and Inclusion: Identity and Witness in The Episcopal Church
2/3/2015 7:30 PM
   to 4/21/2015 9:30 PM
This course will consider the experience of The Episcopal Church (TEC) during the eras of the African American Civil Rights movement, as well as the struggle to accept women as leaders in every order of ministry. Addtionally, the experience and witness of gender and cultural minority communities will be consdered. (Class has begun -- check back in the spring for Fall 2015 offerings)
Contact: LTE Office

Enriched Evening School: Major Themes of the Qu'ran
2/4/2015 7:00 PM
   to 3/11/2015 9:45 PM
This course will provide an introduction to some of the major themes of the Qur'an--Islam's Holy Scripture. As the foundation of the Muslim community, we will annalyze the Qur'an's understanding of God, humanity, prophecy and revelation, resurrection and afterlife. (Course full -- no applications being taken at this time.)

Enriched Evening School: Abraham and the Land
2/5/2015 7:00 PM
   to 3/12/2015 9:45 PM
This course looks at the multiple traditions concerning land in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, with a particular focuson on the promises to Abraham-'father of many namtions'-and his descendents. Prerequiste: Introductory courses in Old Testament. (Course full -- no applications being taken at this time.)
Contact: LTE Office

Evening School: For Facts, For Fiction, For Faith? Six Ways Christians Read the Bible
2/12/2015 7:30 PM
   to 3/19/2015 9:30 PM
This course will look at two ancient and four current ways to read and intrepret the Bible. (Class has begun - check back in the spring for Fall 2015 offerings)
Contact: LTE Office

Enriched Evening School: The World of the Reformation: Baptism
3/31/2015 7:00 PM
   to 5/5/2015 9:45 PM
In this course we will explore a variety of different answers to the questions posed by baptism throughout the sixteenth century world, as well as the religious and political ramifications of these debates. Apply Now.
Applications taken until Feb. 13 or when the course fills.

Enriched Evening School: The Preaching of Visionaries and Mystics
4/1/2015 7:00 PM
   to 5/6/2015 9:45 PM
This course provides an introduction to five visionaries of the 20th century: The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., The Rev. Dr. Pauli Murray, Dr. Mercy Amba Oduyoye, Archbishop Óscar Romero and The Rev. Cho Wha Soon. (Course full -- no applications being taken at this time.)
Contact LTE
Lifetime Theological Education Office
Virginia Theological Seminary
3737 Seminary Road
Alexandria, VA  22304
Phone: 703-370-6600