Continuing Education at VTS
At Virginia Seminary, theological education for both clergy and laity is considered a lifelong project. VTS was one of the first Episcopal seminaries to offer continuing education for clergy, and more than one hundred people participate in continuing education events at VTS each year. Lifelong Learning @ VTS hosts wide-ranging, innovative continuing education programs in service to the church and world.
Continuing Education Community
We are a vibrant community with a deep desire to explore scripture, theology, liturgy and spirituality in the Christian tradition. Our students are ecumenical, ordained and lay, and bring diverse understandings of our faith. They join us to inform their faith and ministries into their congregations and communities as well as for personal enrichment. We look forward to welcoming new faces and greeting returning students. Instructors
Our instructors are drawn from Virginia Theological Seminary's faculty and adjuncts. Each brings a deep knowledge and expertise in their area of study with many published authors and presentors at conferences and workshops.
Evening Classes typically meet from 7 - 9 p.m. on weekday evenings.
For an optimum learning environment, all students are encouraged to complete assigned readings for class discussions, to participate in discussions, and to complete projects, etc. VTS does not provide any form of credit from the completion of continuing education classes. If you are interested in receiving CEUs, please contact us.Class Locations
Classes meet in various academic buildings on the Virginia Theological Seminary campus. Before the start of a class you will receive an email confirming your class location. Do allow plenty of time to find your classroom and parking the first night of classes. Click here for detailed directions
. PLEASE NOTE: Mission Lane has been permanently closed.
Registration and Payment
Students may register for classes through the links provided for each class. Students may enroll in more than one class at one time if desired. The fee for each Evening Class is listed on its online registration site. Payment is due by credit card at the time of registration.
Bishop Payne Library Access
Students enrolled in evening classes needing library access may be granted privileges to the Bishop Payne Library
at the instructor’s request. They may check-out books, use course textbooks that are on reserve and access the online catalogues. Students check-in at the front desk to receive a library card. The BPL staff are knowledgeable and willing to assist students.Hospitality
The Flamingo Cafe is temporarily located at the "Wilderness" House (#1220 on the Campus Map
), which is located at the corner of Trotter Road and Willmer Lane. There you may enjoy free drip coffee and tea or purchase snacks and espresso beverages. Students often gather there before classes and during breaks. On Campus Housing
Participants in the Lifelong Learning programs are welcome to stay overnight on campus. They may receive a 20% discount on housing, depending on availability.