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Applications due August 1
On Campus and Online Offerings

Interested in taking a Masters-level course at VTS? Apply to audit courses through the “Non-Degree” program. The full range of courses is listed here. Digital Media for Ministry is the only course available online. (Please note that it is up to the professor to decide how many non-degree students are admitted to a particular class.)  

The application process for auditing classes as a continuing education student requires a completed application with a statement of interest. Find information and forms for the application process here [only items 1 and 2 are required]. Students who have recently enrolled in “Enriched” Evening School classes should contact Diane Wright for registration instructions.

Scholarships are available for lay continuing education students auditing these classes. Please email Diane Wright, Interim Coordinator for Continuing Education, with any registration or scholarship questions.


“Let’s Talk: Leading with Hope During Difficult Times”
A "Taste" of Lifelong Learning @ VTS 
Thursday, August 23
Lettie Pate Evans Room, Addison Academic Building 
6:45 p.m. — Reception
7:30 p.m. — Presentation  

Election season is upon us once again, and many of us struggle with - or take refuge in - "media bubbles" in these challenging times. Join us for a panel conversation with VTS faculty members, exploring how Christian hope can guide our conversations during times of discord and division. Panelists include:

  • The Very Rev. Ian S. Markham, Ph.D., Dean of VTS
  • The Rev. J. "Allison" A. St. Louis , Ph.D., Director of Contextual Ministry & Second Three Years Program
  • The Rev. Mark Jefferson, Visiting Professor of Homiletics

Free, but RSVP requested: please register HERE

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Baptized for Voting: Being a Citizen and Being a Disciple
The Rev. Dr. Patricia Lyons and distinguished guest speakers, including theologians, politicians, and civil servants
Mondays, 7:30-9:30 p.m., September 10 – November 12, $150

How does being Episcopalian and Anglican inform us as voters? Why and how does the Episcopal Church take positions on “political” issues? How do we, as faithful individuals, live out our baptismal vows at the voting booth? Join thought leaders as they reflect on how faith informs their work. (Portions of this course will be livestreamed.) Register here
God Through Many Eyes: Mapping Contemporary Theologies
The Rev. Dr. Larry Goleman
Wednesdays, 7:30-9:30 p.m., September 12 – November 24, $150

Contemporary Christian theology incorporates multiple voices and perspectives: from theologies of spirituality to theologies of social change, and from modern to postmodern approaches. Explore seven distinct families of Christian thought and practice today, including theologies of spirituality, Biblical theologies, narrative theologies, theologies of community, public theologies, theologies of liberation, feminist theologies, and other contextual theologies. Develop your own map through this terrain, and articulate your own approach to contemporary theology. Register here.

“That’s What She Said…”: Biblical Characters in Culture and Art
The Rev. Dr. Judy Fentress-Williams, Peggy Parker (MFA), the Rev. Lisa Smith, Dr. Kathy Staudt, and the Rev. Dr. Bill Roberts
Thursdays, 7:30-9:30 p.m., September 13 – November 15, $150

Dig deeper into Biblical characters, comparing how sacred texts describe them with how cultures have captured them. Explore these characters and their stories through various art forms (theatre, visual arts, music and poetry), guided by faithful artists in each of these fields. Register here.

Lifelong Learning at VTS provides continuing education and professional development opportunities for clergy and laypeople, in person and on-line, leveraging the faculty and resources of Virginia Theological Seminary.

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