|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.
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|Faith Work and Vocation Breakfast|
7:30 AM to 9:00 AM
Thursday, April 9, LTE will host “The Faith Work and Vocation Breakfast,” featuring Thomas G. Linthicum, Jr. and Ford Rowan as the presenters. They will be speaking about how faith has helped them to rethink their vocation and careers at this stage in their lives. No charge. RegisterContact: Anne Karoly
A lifelong Episcopalian, Linthicum has decades of experience in managing people and processes, improving individual and team performance and leading organizational change. He has led retreats and workshops on topics including strategic planning, goal-setting, teambuilding, conflict resolution, leading volunteer organizations, performance management, project management, effective communication, and managing time, stress and priorities. Before founding TDL Group Inc. in 2001, Tom was director of Organization Development for The Baltimore Sun. In that role, he designed and conducted training on a variety of topics for the company’s employees. He is a certified trainer for AchieveGlobal, Inc. and a member of the American Society for Training and Development and the Society for Human Resources.
Ford Rowan has more than three decades experience helping clients cope with health risks and environmental and safety issues. In his first career as a journalist he was national security correspondent for NBC News covering Three Mile Island, combat in Lebanon in 1978, and the Watergate trials. In his second career as an attorney and consultant his clients included seven of the largest 20 companies on the Forbes 500. After retirement, Rowan was a founding member of the International Dialogue Initiative, which involved Muslims, Jews and Christians from eight nations in analyzing the psychological barriers to peace in the Mideast and Northern Ireland. His ecumenical work includes serving on the social justice committee of the Washington National Cathedral, serving on the board of the Catholic Community Foundation of the Archdiocese of Baltimore, and as director of human rights ministries of the Disciples Center for Public Witness. He is a licensed lay preacher in the Episcopal Diocese of Maryland.
|Practicing Resurrection: Deepening Faith as the Body of Christ|
9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
“Practicing Resurrection: Deepening Faith as the Body of Christ” kicks off Fridays at the Seminary on April 10, with Dr. Timothy Sedgwick, the Clinton S. Quin Professor of Christian Ethics at VTS. The lecture will cover the recent history of the Episcopal Church as not narrowly a matter of conflict and division, but equally a history of discovering, and what it means to be the Church as the body of Christ. Sedgwick will examine how in issues of belief or morals it is not a matter of “who’s right?” but rather of looking at how we pass on Christian faith from one generation to the next. RegisterContact:
Check-in at 8:30 AM. Program begins at 9:00 am. Addison Academic Center, lower level, LPER room.
|How World Christianity is Changing World Mission|
9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
On Friday, April 24, The Rev. Dr. Robert Heaney will discuss How World Christianity is Changing World Mission. Dr. Heaney will identify major themes of religious change in the 20th and 21st centuries and invite participants into considering how themes such as independence, migration and pluralism shape Christian practice and Christian belief. Heaney serves as the director of the Center for Anglican Communion Studies and assistant professor of Christian mission at VTS. This lecture was rescheduled from March 6. Register Check-in at 8:30 AM. Program begins at 9:00 am. Addison Academic Center, lower level, LPER room. Directions to VTS.
|Prepare/Enrich: Training in Marriage Preparation for Clergy and Lay Counselors|
8:30 AM to 4:00 PM
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. Join the Rev. David Gortner, PhD on May 2 for this training. Register
|Sparkling in the Darkness: The Spirituality of Pauli Murray|
9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
The last Fridays of the spring is May 8 with “Sparkling in the Darkness: The Spirituality of Pauli Murray,” with Professor Donyelle C. McCray, M.Div. She is instructor of homiletics and director of the Office of Multicultural Ministries at VTS. Pauli Murray was an activist, attorney, poet, professor, and the first woman African-American Episcopal priest. With McCray, the class will trace the contours of her spirituality, so foundational to her being and her work, and celebrate Pauli’s many gifts to the church. Contact:
Check-in at 8:30 AM. Program begins at 9:00 am. Addison Academic Center, lower level, LPER room. Directions to VTS.
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Virginia Theological Seminary
3737 Seminary Road
Alexandria, VA 22304