Intensives @ VTS

Weeklong Intensives at Virginia Theological Seminary
January 2015                                  
Explore, reflect and study alongside graduate students at Virginia Theological Seminary. Choose a subject matter that stretches your knowledge while immersing yourself in an intensive theological learning environment.

Registration for January Intensives will open in late October
. Please check back for more information and registration details.

Introduction to Hebrew
Dr. Susan Sullivan, OTS 301
7:00-9:00 pm
January 5, 7, 9, 12, 14, 16, 21, 23, 26 & 28 2015

Satisfy your curiousity for learning the language of Scripture as Jesus heard it. Discover the deep beauty and meaning of Holy Scripture, while learning the basics of the Hebrew language in this introduction to Beginning Hebrew.

Spirituality & Healthcare
SPL 301 Dr. Pat Fosarelli
1:45-5:15 pm, January 7, 8, 9, 13, 14
This course will explore the increasingly popular notion of spirituality and health. Many people have the strong sense that their physical health and psychological/emotional health are closely related. We will explore health in mind-body-spirit in both states of well-being and illness; reviewing scientific and religious information.

Curriculum Development and Critique
Dorothy Linthicum, CED 300
2:00-5:00 pm, January 20-24
This course provides a practical approach to understanding the theological and educational needs of specific congregations, and illustrates ways to assess current curricula from various media that are compatible with those needs. Students will be introduced to tools to help them in both their discernment of needs and in the assessment of curriculum resources. Grounded in well-established theory and inspired by contemporary innovation, students will also be able to develop curriculum and create their own resources for specific audiences.

Looking ahead to summer 2015, draft LTE offerings, registration to open in early 2015

Fostering Cultures of Spiritual Guidance
Dr. Kathy Brown, SPL 301
M – F, 8:00 – 1:50 am, June 22- 26, 2015
This course will explore the ministry of spiritual guidance, the art of guiding someone in the ways of spiritual practice and discernment, and the basic skills of spiritual direction.