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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
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

Staff at Lifelong Learning

List of 8 members.

  • Photo of Lisa Kimball

    Lisa Kimball Ph.D. 

    Assoc. Dean of Lifelong Learning; James Maxwell Prof. of Lifelong Christian Formation
  • Photo of Sarah Bentley Allred

    Sarah Bentley Allred 

    Associate for Christian Formation and Discipleship, Lifelong Learning
  • Photo of Keith Anderson

    The Rev. Keith Anderson 

    Associate for Digital Content, Lifelong Learning
  • Photo of Joshua Brown

    Joshua Brown 

    Administrative Coordinator, Lifelong Learning
  • Photo of Ellen Johnston

    Ellen Johnston 

    Associate for Lifelong Learning; Director of Music, Liturgy, and the Arts
  • Photo of Katherine Malloy

    Katherine Malloy 

    Associate for Lifelong Learning, Director of Christian Formation Resources
  • Photo of Sarah Stonesifer

    Sarah Stonesifer 

    Manager of Operations and Digital Missioner, Lifelong Learning
  • Photo of Diane Wright

    Diane Wright 

    Senior Associate for Lifelong Learning; Director of Continuing Education
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