Frequently Asked Questions
|The Evening School of Theology (EST) at Virginia Theological Seminary offers opportunities for deepening one's understanding of the Christian faith and experience. In the “traditional” program, courses are open to all who register. The “enriched” program, which offers the opportunity to enroll in a master-level course as an EST participant, requires an application (available online) to be submitted by a stated deadline.|
The spring 2013 traditional course, Finding God in Your Body, taught by The Rev. Ann Gillespie will explore ways in which honoring one's body can bring one closer to the path of Christ. The course begins March 6 at 7:30 PM. (Click here for more information and registration.)
Three Enriched courses are offered in Spring 2013: Mayhem, Monsters and the Messiah - Apocalypticism, Epistle to the Romans and Spiritual or Religious? Forming Mature Faith as American Religous Affiliation Declines. Each enriched course has limited enrollment with January 10 as the deadline for submitting the required application (click here) for enrollment. For further information click here.
Students in the traditional program may take courses as auditors or may enroll for credit toward the Diploma in Theological Studies. Students in the enriched program take courses for credit even if they do not elect to work towards the Diploma.
Credits in the EST are not transferable to the Seminary or other academic institutions. Tuition is modest, thanks to a bequest from the estate of Maxine Bishop of Alexandria, who was a frequent Evening School participant.