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September 2020

  • Sep
    1

    Library Hours This Week

    The new Welcome Center Library
    is open to the VTS Community ONLY,
    due to COVID-19 restrictions.

    Mon - Fri:  8:30 am - 6:00 pm
    Sat - Sun:  CLOSED

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  • Mind the Gaps - A Webinar

    Mind the Gaps - A Webinar
     

    Register for this Event

     

    This event is brought to you by the department of Lifelong Learning at Virginia Theological Seminary
     

    This webinar, facilitated by Dr. Elizabeth DeGaynor, Th.D. will include conversation partners from both the policy side (Raymond C. Pierce, President and CEO of Southern Education Foundation) and the practical side (Rev. Susan Pennock, Consultant to North Carolina Congregations for Children and Pastor of St. Paul United Methodist Church - New Ellenton, South Carolina). We will address topics related to the current educational crisis in the United States and how churches might be of service to the schools in their communities.

    Join us for Mind the Gaps open office hours for discussion and preparation on August 11, 18, 25 - register here for that additional offering.

    We at Virginia Theological Seminary are committed to the ongoing process of discernment and faithful action for the sake of all children.

     
    For this event, Lifelong Learning offers a voluntary three-tier fee program. You choose the rate that best suits your needs. No matter your choice, you will receive the same experience. Those who pay more will help support the content and costs of Lifelong Learning events. Thank you.
    Friend - $0
    Supporter - $15
    Champion - $30
    Note that in order to receive the follow-up email with the webinar recording and resources (even if you don't attend live--as long as you're registered you'll receive the follow-up email) you'll be added to our mailing list, from which you may unsubscribe at any time. Have questions? Email LifelongLearning@vts.edu.
  • Sep
    2

    Library Hours This Week

    The new Welcome Center Library
    is open to the VTS Community ONLY,
    due to COVID-19 restrictions.

    Mon - Fri:  8:30 am - 6:00 pm
    Sat - Sun:  CLOSED

    Read More
  • Sep
    3

    Library Hours This Week

    The new Welcome Center Library
    is open to the VTS Community ONLY,
    due to COVID-19 restrictions.

    Mon - Fri:  8:30 am - 6:00 pm
    Sat - Sun:  CLOSED

    Read More
  • Level I: Field Education Supervisor Orientation

    Location: The Gibbs Room
  • Deep Calls to Deep: Imagination in Sermon Preparation

    Deep Calls to Deep: Imagination in Sermon Preparation
     

    Register for this Event

     

    This event is brought to you by the department of Lifelong Learning at Virginia Theological Seminary

    The spiritual imagination is one of the cornerstones of the preaching process. Deep Calls to Deep Program Coordinator Anne Turner leads this webinar on ways to engage the imagination in the sermon preparation process, using movement and the visual arts to explore scripture.

    For this event, Lifelong Learning offers a voluntary three-tier fee program. You choose the rate that best suits your needs. No matter your choice, you will receive the same experience. Those who pay more will help support the content and costs of Lifelong Learning events. Thank you.
    Friend - $0
    Supporter - $10
    Champion - $20
    Note that in order to receive the follow-up email with the recording and resources (even if you don't attend live--as long as you're registered you'll receive the follow-up email) you'll be added to our mailing list, from which you may unsubscribe at any time. Have questions? Email LifelongLearning@vts.edu.
  • Small Group Facilitator Leadership Development

    Register for this Event

    Now more than ever, small groups are a cornerstone of the church. In the first few hundred years of the church, small groups were the way in which the church gathered and disciples were formed. People would meet in homes for fellowship, share how they connected scripture to their lives, and grow spiritually with one another. Now, like then, small groups are crucial to the development and maturity of believers. And, strong small groups start with strong small group leaders.
    In this six-week online learning cohort, you will:
    •    Explore what is a small group 
    •    Learn the educational theory that informs how we build disciples through small groups
    •    Review strategies and tips for effective leadership of small groups
    •    Discuss the role of the community in supporting small group ministry
    •    Develop a curriculum for small group ministry within your context
    This cohort will be guided by experienced curriculum developers and facilitator trainers drawn from the VTS faculty and staff.
    This event is brought to you by the department of Lifelong Learning at Virginia Theological Seminary
  • Sep
    4

    Library Hours This Week

    The new Welcome Center Library
    is open to the VTS Community ONLY,
    due to COVID-19 restrictions.

    Mon - Fri:  8:30 am - 6:00 pm
    Sat - Sun:  CLOSED

    Read More
  • Sep
    5

    Library Hours This Week

    The new Welcome Center Library
    is open to the VTS Community ONLY,
    due to COVID-19 restrictions.

    Mon - Fri:  8:30 am - 6:00 pm
    Sat - Sun:  CLOSED

    Read More
  • Sep
    6

    Library Hours This Week

    The new Welcome Center Library
    is open to the VTS Community ONLY,
    due to COVID-19 restrictions.

    Mon - Fri:  8:30 am - 6:00 pm
    Sat - Sun:  CLOSED

    Read More
  • Church of the Resurrection

    Location: The Wilderness Lawn
  • Emmanuel Episcopal Church

    Location: Chapel Garden
  • Immanuel Church-on-the-Hill

    Location: The Grove
  • Sep
    7

    Library Hours This Week

    The new Welcome Center Library
    is open to the VTS Community ONLY,
    due to COVID-19 restrictions.

    Mon - Tue:  8:30 am - 6:00 pm
    Wednesday:  8:30 am - 9:00 pm
    Thu - Fri:  8:30 am - 6:00 pm
    Sat - Sun:  2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • Conversations on Race and Faith: The Sacred Ground Curriculum

     
    Are you interested in reading, watching and learning about the history of race and racism in America and the impact it has on our world today – and engaging in meaningful conversation about change?
     
    Join this online cohort and explore a rich curriculum focused on Indigenous, Black, Latino, and Asian Pacific Americans as their histories intersect with European American history. Each week, we will be given documentaries to watch and articles to read to help inform and enlighten us. We will then gather on Zoom for conversation to help us peel away the layers that have contributed to the challenges and divides of the present day—all while grounded in our call to faith, hope, and love.
     
    This amazing series, developed by The Episcopal Church and Katrina Browne, director of the documentary Traces of the Trade, has been especially designed to help white people engage in conversation about the history of race in America. The series is part of The Episcopal Church’s Becoming Beloved Community which is the church's long-term commitment to racial healing, reconciliation, and justice.
     
    Suggested fee to cover costs: $50
     
    Class meets every other Monday starting 7/13 through 9/14.
  • Sep
    8

    Library Hours This Week

    The new Welcome Center Library
    is open to the VTS Community ONLY,
    due to COVID-19 restrictions.

    Mon - Tue:  8:30 am - 6:00 pm
    Wednesday:  8:30 am - 9:00 pm
    Thu - Fri:  8:30 am - 6:00 pm
    Sat - Sun:  2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • Sep
    9

    Library Hours This Week

    The new Welcome Center Library
    is open to the VTS Community ONLY,
    due to COVID-19 restrictions.

    Mon - Tue:  8:30 am - 6:00 pm
    Wednesday:  8:30 am - 9:00 pm
    Thu - Fri:  8:30 am - 6:00 pm
    Sat - Sun:  2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • Sep
    10

    Library Hours This Week

    The new Welcome Center Library
    is open to the VTS Community ONLY,
    due to COVID-19 restrictions.

    Mon - Tue:  8:30 am - 6:00 pm
    Wednesday:  8:30 am - 9:00 pm
    Thu - Fri:  8:30 am - 6:00 pm
    Sat - Sun:  2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • Level I Supervisors' Orientation

    Location: Zoom
  • Small Group Facilitator Leadership Development

    Register for this Event

    Now more than ever, small groups are a cornerstone of the church. In the first few hundred years of the church, small groups were the way in which the church gathered and disciples were formed. People would meet in homes for fellowship, share how they connected scripture to their lives, and grow spiritually with one another. Now, like then, small groups are crucial to the development and maturity of believers. And, strong small groups start with strong small group leaders.
    In this six-week online learning cohort, you will:
    •    Explore what is a small group 
    •    Learn the educational theory that informs how we build disciples through small groups
    •    Review strategies and tips for effective leadership of small groups
    •    Discuss the role of the community in supporting small group ministry
    •    Develop a curriculum for small group ministry within your context
    This cohort will be guided by experienced curriculum developers and facilitator trainers drawn from the VTS faculty and staff.
    This event is brought to you by the department of Lifelong Learning at Virginia Theological Seminary
  • Sep
    11

    Library Hours This Week

    The new Welcome Center Library
    is open to the VTS Community ONLY,
    due to COVID-19 restrictions.

    Mon - Tue:  8:30 am - 6:00 pm
    Wednesday:  8:30 am - 9:00 pm
    Thu - Fri:  8:30 am - 6:00 pm
    Sat - Sun:  2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • Sep
    12

    Library Hours This Week

    The new Welcome Center Library
    is open to the VTS Community ONLY,
    due to COVID-19 restrictions.

    Mon - Tue:  8:30 am - 6:00 pm
    Wednesday:  8:30 am - 9:00 pm
    Thu - Fri:  8:30 am - 6:00 pm
    Sat - Sun:  2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • Field Ed. Orientation: Juniors

    Location: Lettie Pate Evans Room
  • Sep
    13

    Library Hours This Week

    The new Welcome Center Library
    is open to the VTS Community ONLY,
    due to COVID-19 restrictions.

    Mon - Tue:  8:30 am - 6:00 pm
    Wednesday:  8:30 am - 9:00 pm
    Thu - Fri:  8:30 am - 6:00 pm
    Sat - Sun:  2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • First Sunday of Field Education, Fall Semseter

    Seminarian's first Sunday at their Field Education site for the Fall Semester
  • Church of the Resurrection

    Location: The Wilderness Lawn
  • Emmanuel Episcopal Church

    Location: Chapel Garden
  • Immanuel Church-on-the-Hill

    Location: The Grove
  • Sep
    14

    Library Hours This Week

    The new Welcome Center Library
    is open to the VTS Community ONLY,
    due to COVID-19 restrictions.

    Mon - Tue:  8:30 am - 6:00 pm
    Wednesday:  8:30 am - 9:00 pm
    Thu - Fri:  8:30 am - 6:00 pm
    Sat - Sun:  2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • Chaplain Supervisors' Orientation

    Location: Zoom
  • Sep
    15

    Library Hours This Week

    The new Welcome Center Library
    is open to the VTS Community ONLY,
    due to COVID-19 restrictions.

    Mon - Tue:  8:30 am - 6:00 pm
    Wednesday:  8:30 am - 9:00 pm
    Thu - Fri:  8:30 am - 6:00 pm
    Sat - Sun:  2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • Sep
    16

    Library Hours This Week

    The new Welcome Center Library
    is open to the VTS Community ONLY,
    due to COVID-19 restrictions.

    Mon - Tue:  8:30 am - 6:00 pm
    Wednesday:  8:30 am - 9:00 pm
    Thu - Fri:  8:30 am - 6:00 pm
    Sat - Sun:  2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • Hope Incarnate: Planning Worship for Advent and Christmas

    Hope Incarnate: Planning Worship for Advent and Christmas
     
     
    Hope Incarnate: Planning Worship for Advent and Christmas
    What have we learned about leading worship and music from six months of COVID-19 disruption? What is at stake theologically and pastorally? How are we being made new in this wilderness? Join Virginia Theological Seminary faculty (Marty Wheeler Burnett, James Farwell, Judy Fentress-Williams, and Lisa Kimball) for a webinar to help you enter a new liturgical year with integrity, transformation, and sustained joy.
  • Sep
    17

    Library Hours This Week

    The new Welcome Center Library
    is open to the VTS Community ONLY,
    due to COVID-19 restrictions.

    Mon - Tue:  8:30 am - 6:00 pm
    Wednesday:  8:30 am - 9:00 pm
    Thu - Fri:  8:30 am - 6:00 pm
    Sat - Sun:  2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • Level II Supervisors' Orientation

    Location: Zoom
  • Livestreaming: Platforms, Tech, and the Systems

    Livestreaming: Platforms, Tech, and the Systems
     

    Register for this Event

    This event is brought to you by the department of Lifelong Learning at Virginia Theological Seminary
     

    Looking into the Fall season, there are a lot of different options to help your communities stay connected via livestreaming! Presenters Paul E. Reese and Merrill Whatley and host, Sarah Stonesifer Boylan, will help you to sort through the options for platforms, hardware, and then the various broadcast systems. You’ll leave the webinar with a list of suggested resources to investigate for your community and tech setup, suggested cameras, and other tech.

    Join Paul, Merrill and Sarah for follow-up office hours on livestreaming the next day, Friday September 18th, 12-1pm eastern: https://digitalministrymeeting.eventbrite.com

     

    For this event, Lifelong Learning offers a voluntary three-tier fee program. You choose the rate that best suits your needs. No matter your choice, you will receive the same experience. Those who pay more will help support the content and costs of Lifelong Learning events. Thank you.
    Friend - $0
    Supporter - $10
    Champion - $20
    Note that in order to receive the follow-up email with the recording and resources (even if you don't attend live--as long as you're registered you'll receive the follow-up email) you'll be added to our mailing list, from which you may unsubscribe at any time. Have questions? Email LifelongLearning@vts.edu.
  • Sep
    18

    Library Hours This Week

    The new Welcome Center Library
    is open to the VTS Community ONLY,
    due to COVID-19 restrictions.

    Mon - Tue:  8:30 am - 6:00 pm
    Wednesday:  8:30 am - 9:00 pm
    Thu - Fri:  8:30 am - 6:00 pm
    Sat - Sun:  2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • Pandemic Evangelism: Creative Strategies for Sharing the Good News

    Pandemic Evangelism: Creative Strategies for Sharing the Good News
     

    Register for this Event

     

    Pandemic Evangelism Workshop: Creative Strategies for Sharing the Good News Friday, September 18, 2020 -10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    A double pandemic has disrupted how we worship and do faith formation in ways that present both opportunities and challenges. How do we share the Good News during COVID-19 and #BlackLivesMatter when we are asked to be physically distant from others and remain in exile from our rituals of singing or sharing communion? In this workshop, the Rev. Dr. Tricia Lyons, Senior Advisor to the Dean for Evangelism at VTS, will share creative and practical ways for deepening our baptismal identity in ways that invite and engage others on a Christian spiritual journey during disrupted times. We will look at examples of what is working from churches across the country to grow deeper in faith and broader in mission. 
    Patricia Lyons teaches and serves as Senior Advisor to the Dean for Evangelism Initiatives at Virginia Theological Seminary. She is a member of the presiding bishop’s cabinet on evangelism and the working group for the “Way of Love” curricular and support resources. An honors graduate from Harvard College in the Comparative Study of Religion, she holds a Master of Divinity degree from the Harvard Divinity School, and received her doctorate from the Virginia Theological Seminary.
    Her newest book, What is Evangelism?, offers an engaging, entertaining, faithful, and contagious Episcopal vision for sharing the Christian faith as a way to go deeper in our own relationship with God.
     
    "Written through the lens of what evangelism means in the 21st century, this book is both deeply rooted in both the Anglican/Episcopal tradition and Lyons's infectious love for Jesus. The result is accessible, encouraging, and meaningful with real-life applications for every reader. What is Evangelism? reminds us that the first step in sharing the Good News is listening, and I can think of no better place to begin that practice than with this book.”    – Jerusalem Greer, Staff Officer for Evangelism for The Episcopal Church
     
    Questions? Contact us at LifelongLearning@vts.edu, or call 703-461-1885.
  • Sep
    19

    Library Hours This Week

    The new Welcome Center Library
    is open to the VTS Community ONLY,
    due to COVID-19 restrictions.

    Mon - Tue:  8:30 am - 6:00 pm
    Wednesday:  8:30 am - 9:00 pm
    Thu - Fri:  8:30 am - 6:00 pm
    Sat - Sun:  2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • Junior Contextual Ministry (CXM) and CPE (Clinical Pastoral Education) Orientation

    Location: Zoom
    Junior Contextual Ministry (CXM) and CPE (Clinical Pastoral Education) Orientation-MANDATORY FOR JUNIOR SEMINARIANS TAKING CONTEXTUAL MINISTRY NEXT YEAR OR CPE
  • Sep
    20

    Library Hours This Week

    The new Welcome Center Library
    is open to the VTS Community ONLY,
    due to COVID-19 restrictions.

    Mon - Tue:  8:30 am - 6:00 pm
    Wednesday:  8:30 am - 9:00 pm
    Thu - Fri:  8:30 am - 6:00 pm
    Sat - Sun:  2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • Church of the Resurrection

    Location: The Wilderness Lawn
  • Emmanuel Episcopal Church

    Location: Chapel Garden
  • Immanuel Church-on-the-Hill

    Location: The Grove
  • Sep
    21

    Library Hours This Week

    The new Welcome Center Library
    is open to the VTS Community ONLY,
    due to COVID-19 restrictions.

    Mon - Tue:  8:30 am - 6:00 pm
    Wednesday:  8:30 am - 9:00 pm
    Thu - Fri:  8:30 am - 6:00 pm
    Sat - Sun:  2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • Level III: Field Education Supervisor Orientation

    Location: Dr. St. Louis's Home
  • Sep
    22

    Library Hours This Week

    The new Welcome Center Library
    is open to the VTS Community ONLY,
    due to COVID-19 restrictions.

    Mon - Tue:  8:30 am - 6:00 pm
    Wednesday:  8:30 am - 9:00 pm
    Thu - Fri:  8:30 am - 6:00 pm
    Sat - Sun:  2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • Sep
    23

    Library Hours This Week

    The new Welcome Center Library
    is open to the VTS Community ONLY,
    due to COVID-19 restrictions.

    Mon - Tue:  8:30 am - 6:00 pm
    Wednesday:  8:30 am - 9:00 pm
    Thu - Fri:  8:30 am - 6:00 pm
    Sat - Sun:  2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • Sep
    24

    Library Hours This Week

    The new Welcome Center Library
    is open to the VTS Community ONLY,
    due to COVID-19 restrictions.

    Mon - Tue:  8:30 am - 6:00 pm
    Wednesday:  8:30 am - 9:00 pm
    Thu - Fri:  8:30 am - 6:00 pm
    Sat - Sun:  2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • Level III Supervisors' Orientation

    Location: Zoom
  • Sep
    25

    Library Hours This Week

    The new Welcome Center Library
    is open to the VTS Community ONLY,
    due to COVID-19 restrictions.

    Mon - Tue:  8:30 am - 6:00 pm
    Wednesday:  8:30 am - 9:00 pm
    Thu - Fri:  8:30 am - 6:00 pm
    Sat - Sun:  2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • Sep
    26

    Library Hours This Week

    The new Welcome Center Library
    is open to the VTS Community ONLY,
    due to COVID-19 restrictions.

    Mon - Tue:  8:30 am - 6:00 pm
    Wednesday:  8:30 am - 9:00 pm
    Thu - Fri:  8:30 am - 6:00 pm
    Sat - Sun:  2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • Lay Support Team Orientation and Assessment Workshop

    Location: Zoom
    Lay Support Team (LST) Orientation and Assessment Workshop (seminarian and Lay Support Team  Convener only are to attend one of the three scheduled workshops - should attend same workshop if at all possible)(space is limited to 25 participants per workshop).
  • Sep
    27

    Library Hours This Week

    The new Welcome Center Library
    is open to the VTS Community ONLY,
    due to COVID-19 restrictions.

    Mon - Tue:  8:30 am - 6:00 pm
    Wednesday:  8:30 am - 9:00 pm
    Thu - Fri:  8:30 am - 6:00 pm
    Sat - Sun:  2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • Church of the Resurrection

    Location: The Wilderness Lawn
  • Emmanuel Episcopal Church

    Location: Chapel Garden
  • Immanuel Church-on-the-Hill

    Location: The Grove
  • Sep
    28

    Library Hours This Week

    The new Welcome Center Library
    is open to the VTS Community ONLY,
    due to COVID-19 restrictions.

    Mon - Tue:  8:30 am - 6:00 pm
    Wednesday:  8:30 am - 9:00 pm
    Thu - Fri:  8:30 am - 6:00 pm
    Sat - Sun:  2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • Facilitating Conversations on Race and Faith: The Sacred Ground Curriculum (THREE OPTIONS!)

     
    Facilitating Conversations on Race and Faith: The Sacred Ground Curriculum (THREE OPTIONS!)
     
    Are you interested in reading, watching and learning about the history of race and racism in America and the impact it has on our world today – and engaging in meaningful conversation about change?
    Join an online cohort and explore a rich curriculum focused on Indigenous, Black, Latino, and Asian Pacific Americans as their histories intersect with European American history. For each session, we will watch documentaries and read articles to help inform and enlighten us. We will then gather on Zoom for conversation to help us peel away the layers that have contributed to the challenges and divides of the present day—all while grounded in our call to faith, hope, and love. Towards the end of the sessions, we will also discuss how to facilitate these conversations within our own contexts.
    This amazing series, developed by The Episcopal Church and Katrina Browne, director of the documentary Traces of the Trade, has been especially designed to help white people engage in conversation about the history of race in America. The series is part of The Episcopal Church’s Becoming Beloved Community which is the church's long-term commitment to racial healing, reconciliation, and justice.
     
    Please choose ONE of the three cohorts that best fits your availability:
    • Monday Afternoon: Every other Monday from 3 - 5 p.m. (eastern) starting on 9/28/2020 for a total of 6 sessions
    • Monday Evening: Every other Monday from 7 - 9 p.m. (eastern) starting on 9/28/2020 for a total of 6 sessions
    • Tuesday Afternoon: Every other Tuesday from 3 - 5 p.m. (eastern) starting on 9/29/2020 for a total of 6 sessions
    •  
    Pricing Information
    There are three pricing options available. In order to justly compensate our trained facilitators for their time in preparation and facilitation, we suggest the "Love" fee of $150 for the six sessions. However, cost should not prohibit your participation so other ticket options are available. You choose the rate that best suits your needs - no matter your choice, you will receive the same experience. Thank you for joining us in this ministry.
    Love - $150
    Hope - $75
    Faith - $25
     
    If you have questions or would like to discuss payment options, please email us at LifelongLearning@vts.edu.
  • Sep
    29

    Library Hours This Week

    The new Welcome Center Library
    is open to the VTS Community ONLY,
    due to COVID-19 restrictions.

    Mon - Tue:  8:30 am - 6:00 pm
    Wednesday:  8:30 am - 9:00 pm
    Thu - Fri:  8:30 am - 6:00 pm
    Sat - Sun:  2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • Facilitating Conversations on Race and Faith: The Sacred Ground Curriculum (THREE OPTIONS!)

     
    Facilitating Conversations on Race and Faith: The Sacred Ground Curriculum (THREE OPTIONS!)
     
    Are you interested in reading, watching and learning about the history of race and racism in America and the impact it has on our world today – and engaging in meaningful conversation about change?
    Join an online cohort and explore a rich curriculum focused on Indigenous, Black, Latino, and Asian Pacific Americans as their histories intersect with European American history. For each session, we will watch documentaries and read articles to help inform and enlighten us. We will then gather on Zoom for conversation to help us peel away the layers that have contributed to the challenges and divides of the present day—all while grounded in our call to faith, hope, and love. Towards the end of the sessions, we will also discuss how to facilitate these conversations within our own contexts.
    This amazing series, developed by The Episcopal Church and Katrina Browne, director of the documentary Traces of the Trade, has been especially designed to help white people engage in conversation about the history of race in America. The series is part of The Episcopal Church’s Becoming Beloved Community which is the church's long-term commitment to racial healing, reconciliation, and justice.
     
    Please choose ONE of the three cohorts that best fits your availability:
    • Monday Afternoon: Every other Monday from 3 - 5 p.m. (eastern) starting on 9/28/2020 for a total of 6 sessions
    • Monday Evening: Every other Monday from 7 - 9 p.m. (eastern) starting on 9/28/2020 for a total of 6 sessions
    • Tuesday Afternoon: Every other Tuesday from 3 - 5 p.m. (eastern) starting on 9/29/2020 for a total of 6 sessions
    •  
    Pricing Information
    There are three pricing options available. In order to justly compensate our trained facilitators for their time in preparation and facilitation, we suggest the "Love" fee of $150 for the six sessions. However, cost should not prohibit your participation so other ticket options are available. You choose the rate that best suits your needs - no matter your choice, you will receive the same experience. Thank you for joining us in this ministry.
    Love - $150
    Hope - $75
    Faith - $25
     
    If you have questions or would like to discuss payment options, please email us at LifelongLearning@vts.edu.
  • Sep
    30

    Library Hours This Week

    The new Welcome Center Library
    is open to the VTS Community ONLY,
    due to COVID-19 restrictions.

    Mon - Tue:  8:30 am - 6:00 pm
    Wednesday:  8:30 am - 9:00 pm
    Thu - Fri:  8:30 am - 6:00 pm
    Sat - Sun:  2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • Deadline: Learning Covenants and CPE Evaluations

    Return Learning Covenants and CPE Evaluations to the Field Education Department
  • eFormation Cohort: taking your online ministry to the next level (sold out)

    Register for this Event - Sold out! But click here--this is being offered again!
     
    Since 2012, the eFormation learning community is offering a 5-week cohort for those digital leaders who seek a deeper understanding of the technologies frequently used for online ministry. The weekly sessions will be 90-minutes, focused on reflection, presenting new information and then time for questions and processing. The Rev. Jim Keat and Sarah Stonesifer Boylan will lead this experience, creating a community of openness, experimentation and learning.
    Who are Jim and Sarah? Jim and Sarah have known each other for about 3 years. The intersections of their ministry come from wanting to help leaders use technology well for opportunities to deepen faith, community, and worship.
    Is this cohort for me? You’re a faith leader who feels comfort in online spaces and you have a working knowledge of Facebook, Zoom, and video/audio editing. You can be lay or ordained! You can be a staff member or super volunteer. You’re ready to learn new things and apply them to your online communities. You’re not afraid to experiment, get things wrong, and learn from mistakes.
    What do the 5 weeks look like? The 90-minute weekly sessions are the main thing to focus on. The presentations from Jim, Sarah, and friends will be recorded, but not the discussion pieces around them. The 90-minutes are about the direct application to ministry and the participants’ communities. September 30, October 7, 14, 21, 28 from 2-3:30pm eastern are the scheduled face-to-face meeting times.
    What if I miss a session? The presentations will be recorded and there will be a Google infrastructure of resources that will be shared with everyone! Have more questions? Email LifelongLearning@vts.edu!
    This cohort is limited to 25 leaders! If there is ample demand, we will create a second cohort around the same time frame of September-October 2020. Sign up today!
    Please reach out if there are concerns about covering the cost of the event. We want ministries to benefit from our time together, but to not be barred by the cost. Email LifelongLearning@vts.edu for more information. 
  • Lay Support Team Orientation and Assessment Workshop

    Location: Zoom
    Lay Support Team (LST) Orientation and Assessment Workshop (seminarian and Lay Support Team  Convener only are to attend one of the three scheduled workshops - should attend same workshop if at all possible)(space is limited to 25 participants per workshop).

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