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 of Lifelong Learning
Virginia Theological Seminary has shifted to online formats for the Fall 2020 semester to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and protect the members of the VTS community and our neighbors beyond. Lifelong Learning is also offering continuous resources for clergy and lay leaders as gathering, worship, and formation continue online. Make sure to follow our Lifelong Learning and eFormation Facebook pages to get a timely and applicable resources for our faith communities.Find up to date suggestions
RECENT RESOURCES FOR A RESPONSIVE CHURCH
Mind the Gaps: Churches and Schools in the Midst of Pandemic
Late Summer 2020. Exploring the policies and practicalities of ministering into the crisis of pandemic schooling. August open office hours for conversation, followed by September 1 webinar.
Hope Incarnate: Planning Worship for Advent and Christmas
September 16 webinar: 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 for a webinar to help you enter a new liturgical year with integrity, transformation, and sustained joy.
Liturgy under Quarantine Resources
March 2020 webinar: Triduum Under Quarantine | April 2020: Sundays, Major Feasts, & Life Passages Under Quarantine
Ministry for a Changing Church
Lifelong Learning at Virginia Theological Seminary is a multi-faceted program grounded in theology and research-based practices to provide transformational learning and courageous leadership.
Areas of Focus
Christian Formation and Discipleship:
Teaching the faith to all ages
Music, Liturgy, and the Arts:
Cultivating the imagination
Digital Resources and Practices:
Building community and digital literacy
Enriching faith and inspiring leadership
Digging deep to inform a changing church
Lifelong Learning Directory
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