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.

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Lay or ordained, seeker or believer, leader or listener: come learn with us!

Brothers of Taizé Visit
1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Two brothers from the Taize Community of France visit VTS April 21, 1:30 - 2:30 pm. Join us for this unique opportunity to learn and experience Taize Worship. Immanuel Chapel. No registration needed. Join us. Immanuel Chapel
Contact: Anne Karoly

Evening School: Civil Rights, Justice and Inclusion: Identity and Witness in The Episcopal Church Guest Speaker
7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Bishop Baxter again graciously opens a session of his Evening School School course to the VTS community. The speaker will be the Rt. Rev. Stacy Sauls, Chief Operating Officer of TEC, who will address The Future of Civil Rights for a Domestic Missionary Church: Issues, Strategies, and Change. Addison 207. RSVP to
Contact: Anne Karoly

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
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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.Register
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Doctor of Ministry Program
Virginia Theological Seminary
3737 Seminary Road
Alexandria, VA  22304
Phone: 703-370-6600