Lifelong Learning: Continuing Education

Continuing Education Events

We believe that continuing education is integral to lay and ordained ministries in our churches and communities. Here you will find the innovative continuing education programs offered through Virginia Theological Seminary. These events, lectures, multi-day conferences, workshops, and degree courses are open to all continuing education students.

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January 11-12 | A Weekend Retreat: Listening to God in Our Lives 
Friday, January 11, 6-9:30 p.m. and Saturday, January 12, 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. 
$95
 
9am-4:30pm, Bowen Center at George Mason, Arlington, $75
 
6:45 - 8:30 p.m.  Free
 
 
Tuesdays, January 29 - March 5, 7:30 - 9:30 p.m. , $120
 
Thursdays, January 31 - February 28, 7:30 - 9:30 p.m., $100
Saturday, 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., $45
 
February 6, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., $50, 
 
7:30 p.m. Free, RSVP required


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List of 5 events.

  • Praying our Lives: An Evening Conversation with SSJE Brothers. A "Taste" of Lifelong Learning at VTS

    Thursday, January 24, 2019
    — 6:45 p.m. - Reception
    — 7:30 p.m. - Presentation
    Free admission; registration required

    The brothers of the Society of St. John the Evangelist are a monastic community of the Episcopal Church who seek to know and share an authentic experience of God’s love and mercy. At this special evening event, Brothers Keith and Luke will offer words of encouragement and guidance on showing up with God as we truly are, in the midst of our stressful and busy lives. Join us for an evening of reflection and conversation, and bring your own questions about journeying with God.
    Questions? Contact Diane Wright, dwright@vts.edu, or call 703-461-1753
    Lettie Pate Evans Room
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  • Spelling Doesn't Count: Writing as a Spiritual Practice

    Tuesday evenings, January 29 - March 5 (six sessions)
    7:30 - 9:30 p.m.
    $120 Click here to register!

    What would it be like to write just for you and God? Deepen your awareness of the holy in everyday life, and explore new ways that writing can enhance the life of the spirit. Taught by Dr. Kathy Staudt, Adjunct Professor in Theological Studies at VTS.
    Addison 109
  • Art and Theology: Reflecting on Shakespeare's Richard III

    Preview Session on Wednesday, January 30, 2019 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
    Reflection Session on Thursday, March 13 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
    $30 for both sessions - Click here to register!

    Richard III, Shakespeare’s mesmerizing history play, remains “an irresistible study of villainy and of our addiction to its exploits.” Author and critic Riley Temple will lead a theological engagement with the themes of the play, at a preview session on January 30 and at a reflection session afterwards, March 13. Note: Session attendees are to buy their own tickets to the play. Richard III is showing at the Shakespeare Theater Company from February 5 - March 10, 2019. You are also encouraged to read and to bring a copy of the play with you to the first session. Riley Keene Temple, AB, JD, MTS, is an avid American arts advocate and supporter, and has written frequently on theology and the creative arts. His book, Aunt Ester's Children Redeemed: Journeys to Freedom in August Wilson's Ten Plays of Twentieth Century Black America, was published in 2017.
    Addison 109
  • The Psalms: Ancient Texts in Today's Contexts

    Thursday evenings, January 31 - February 28, 2019
    (four sessions; no class on February 14, Valentine's Day)
    7:30 - 9:30 p.m.

    $100 - Click here to register!

    The Psalms contain some of the most ancient and beautiful texts of our tradition, encompassing joy and triumph; anger and grief. This course combines an overview of broader issues in the Psalms with deeper study of individual psalms and examining their poetic features as well as their form and function.
    Taught by the Rev. Melody Knowles, Ph.D., Vice President of Academic Affairs and Associate Professor of Old Testament at VTS.
    Addison 109
  • Spelling Doesn't Count: Writing as a Spiritual Practice

    Tuesday evenings, January 29 - March 5 (six sessions)
    7:30 - 9:30 p.m.
    $120 Click here to register!

    What would it be like to write just for you and God? Deepen your awareness of the holy in everyday life, and explore new ways that writing can enhance the life of the spirit. Taught by Dr. Kathy Staudt, Adjunct Professor in Theological Studies at VTS.
    Addison 109
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