Continuing Education at VTS
At Virginia Seminary, theological education for both clergy and laity is considered a lifelong project. VTS was one of the first Episcopal seminaries to offer continuing education for clergy, and more than one hundred people participate in continuing education events at VTS each year. Lifelong Learning @ VTS hosts wide-ranging, innovative continuing education programs in service to the church and world.
Evening Continuing Education Community
We are a vibrant community with a deep desire to explore scripture, theology, liturgy and spirituality in the Christian tradition. Our students are ecumenical and bring diverse understandings of our faith. They join us to inform their faith and ministries into their congregations and communities as well as for personal enrichment. We look forward to welcoming new faces and greeting returning students. Instructors
Our instructors are drawn from Virginia Theological Seminary's faculty and adjuncts. Each brings a deep knowledge and expertise in their area of study with many published authors and presentors at conferences and workshops.
Evening Community Classes meet from 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. on weekday evenings.
For an optimum learning environment, all students are encouraged to complete assigned readings for class discussions, to participate in discussions and to complete projects or other. VTS does not provide any form of credit from the completion of continuing education classes. Class Locations
Classes meet in the Addison Academic Center on the Virginia Theological Seminary campus, 3737 Seminary Road, Alexandria, VA 22304. Do allow plenty of time to find Addison and parking the first night of classes. Signs will be placed around the campus to guide students to Addison. Click here for detailed directions
Registration and Payment
First-time students and returning students may register for these classes through the links provided for each class. Students may enroll in more than one class at one time if desired. The fee for each Evening Community Class is $150. Payment is due by credit card at the time of registration.
Bishop Payne Library Access
Students enrolled in evening community classes needing library access may be granted library privileges at the instructor’s request. They may check-out books, use course textbooks that are on reserve and access the online catalogues. Students check-in at the front desk to receive a library card. The BPL staff are knowledgeable and willing to assist students.Hospitality
The Flamingo Cafe is located on the lower level of Addison Academic Center where you may enjoy free drip coffee and tea or purchase snacks and expresso beverages. Students gather there before classes and during breaks.