The Evening School

Traditional Program
Courses in the traditional Evening School of Theology provide theological education for lay people who want more than Sunday morning classes. There is an open enrollment policy for all who wish to register. Students may audit or take classes for Evening School credit. Registration opens August 1, 2015.

Fall 2015 Schedule: UNDER Construction! Getting closer to opening registration!

Women In and On the Bible: Virtue, Valor, and Vision
Ms. Linda Lanam, MTS
Tuesdays 7:30-9:30 PM
9/15-10/27 (no class 10/13)

The stories of women in the Bible and the scholarship of woman on the Bible continue to be missed, dismissed, and misunderstood. In this six-week survey, we will consider a number of well-known and unknown examples in both categories, from Shiphrah and Puah to Martha and Mary, from Kathleen O'Connor and Catherine LaCugna to Wilda Gafney and Elaine Pagels. Let's see what these women have to teach us about the roles of women in the Bible and the relationship of women to the Bible.

NEW FORMAT OFFERED FALL 2015! Two learning options: Take " Women In and On the Bible: Virture, Valor, and Vision" as a six-week non-credit class OR continue for an additional four weeks for more-indepth study and to work towards Evening School (1) credit in the area of Scripture. The independent seminar will meet 11/3, 11/10, 11/17 and 11/24 with the instructor. Learn more about the Diploma in Theological Studies offered by the Evening School of Theology.

Teaching New Music to the Congregation
Ms. Ellen Johnston & Dr. Bill Roberts
Tuesdays 7:30-9:30 PM
9/22-11/3 (no class 10/13)

Introduction to Theological Education
Ms. Linda Lanam, CHT 200
next scheduled for January 2016
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.
Ms. Linda L. Lanam received her Master's in Theological Studies with honors from Virginia Theological Seminary in 2009. She is currently employed by the seminary as a teaching assistant in Old Testament, an adjunct in oral interpretation of Scripture and the coordinator of the VTS Writing Center. Linda is a graduate of Indiana University School of Law and was a practicing attorney in Indiana, Pennsylvania and Virginia before retiring to begin her studies at VTS. She is an ordained Presbyterian elder and currently serves on the session at Old Presbyterian Meeting House in Alexandria.

The Rev. J. Barney Hawkins, IV Ph.D.  is the Vice President for Institutional Advancement, the Arthur Carl Lichtenberger Professor in Pastoral Theology and Continuing Education, Director of Lifetime Theological Education at the Seminary. From 2008-2013, he was Associate Dean for the Center for Anglican Communion Studies. He also served as the Director of the Doctor of Ministry Program from 2000-2007. He is the Honorary Associate at Immanuel Church-on-the-Hill, Alexandria, Virginia. Read More