"We are in the business of activating baptism. We take your gifts and your questions seriously. We exist to inspire and inform your capacity to 'go into the world and preach the Gospel!'"
–Lisa Kimball, Ph.D.
Associate Dean for Lifelong Learning
Ministry for a Changing Church
Lifelong Learning provides continuous opportunities for theological education in the service of faithful leadership. It is for the committed and the curious, lay and clergy eager to claim and explore their Christian vocations in today’s world. Lifelong Learning at VTS is a multi-faceted program grounded in theology and research-based practices to provide transformational learning for courageous leadership in a changing church.
The mission of Lifelong Learning is to
Claim and proclaim the love of God in Christ
View all people as continuous learners – life-long, life-wide, and life-deep
Offer innovative approaches, informed by deep listening, to current ministry challenges
Convene conversations, Curate and Create resources, Collaborate with partners, and Cultivate learning communities
Meet continuing education needs of lay and clergy leaders and curious individuals
Increase access to and utilization of ministry resources, particularly among traditionally underserved populations