The Evening School

Enriched Program
Courses in the enriched program are master's-level courses offering limited enrollment to Evening School students. Applicants to the enriched program are reviewed and approved by the seminary. Theological Education Toolbox: An Introduction to Theological Education course is required within one year of entering the Enriched program.

The application and registration process for the Enriched Evening school program is now online! To register for the enriched program, follow this link (once it is activated) to the LTE pages in the VTS Admissions module. The process will be similiar to the previous process with a few changes:
  1. Apply Online -- Follow this link (once it is activated) to fill out the online application.
  2. Register Online -- once your application has been accepted, a link and instructions will be sent via email to register for enriched courses.
  3. Payment - the finance office will send an invoice with payment instructions. Invoices need to be paid within a week in the enriched program. You may lose your space in a class if payment has not been received.

The first step, apply online, is completed one time for the enriched program as long as you are activitely taking classes.

In the future, an email notification will be sent to current students with the registration link and instructions.

Enriched Evening School Rota (as of May 20, 2015)
Fall Term 2015 begins week of September 8
REGISTRATION OPENS AUGUST 3. Limited enrollment for all classes.

Beginning Ecclesiastical Latin (LAN 300)
Mr. Daniel Perett
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 6:45 PM - 8:10 PM
9/8/15 to 12/15/15 (no class, 10/13, 10/29)

Church Architecture (RCL 300)
Dr. Amelia Dyer and Dr. Robert Prichard
Wednesdays, 6:45 PM - 9:30 PM
9/9/15 to 12/16/15 (no class, 10/28)

Conflict and Congregational Leaders (TPM 300)
Dr. Joyce Mercer
Mondays, 6:45 PM - 9:30 PM
9/14/15 to 12/14/15 (no class, 10/12)

Church Administration and Finances (TPM 301)
Ms. Heather Zdancewicz
Tuesdays, 6:45 PM - 9:30 PM
9/8/15 to 12/15/15 (no class, 10/13)

Exploring Islam: Faith and Practice
Ms. Zayneb Sayligan
Wednesdays, 6:45 PM - 9:30 PM
9/9/15 to 12/16/15 (no class, 10/28)

Foundations of Christian Spirituality
Dr. Kathleen Brown
Thursdays, 6:45 PM - 9:30 PM
9/10/15 to 12/10/15 (no class, 10/29)

required course, cross-listed under Evening School, Traditional Program:
Theological Education Toolbox: An Introduction to Theological Education
Ms. Linda Lanam, CHT 200
next scheduled for January 2016, entering Fall 2015 enriched students may take it at this time.
An introduction to the tools, terms and traditions needed to lay a foundation as an Evening School student at Virginia Theological Seminary. Students must be present for three of the four class meetings to pass the course. This course is a non-credit, pass/fail prerequisite course for the Enriched Evening School program and does not count towards the Evening School diploma.
Amelia Dyer is the James Maxwell Professor of Christian Education and Pastoral Theology, and Director of the Ministry Resident Program.

Robert Prichard  is The Arthur Kinsolving Professor of Christianity in America, and Instructor in Liturgics.

Joyce Mercer is The Arthur Kinsolving Professor in Pastoral Theology.

Heather Zdancewicz serves as the Vice President for Administration and Finance.