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Lifelong Learning

Lifelong Learning



"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
AREAS OF FOCUS
Christian Formation and Discipleship 
Teaching the faith to all ages
Music, Liturgy, and the Arts 
Cultivating the imagination
Digital Resources and Practice 
Building community and digital literacy 
Continuing Education 
Enriching faith and inspiring leadership
Action Research 
Digging deep to inform a changing church


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