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 rest of this Spring 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 worship and formation move online in the coming weeks. 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
RESOURCES FOR A RESPONSIVE CHURCH
Sundays, Major Feasts, & Life Passages Under Quarantine
April 2020 webinar with the Rev. James Farwell, Ph.D. and Lisa Kimball, Ph.D. – recordings and resources.
Resources for Ministry Online Community
A practical hub for faith leaders experimenting with digital ministries, focused on providing timely, trusted guidance and effective tools. Updated almost every day.
Triduum Under Quarantine
March 2020 webinar with the Rev. James Farwell, Ph.D. and Lisa Kimball, Ph.D. – recordings and resources
Digital Ministry Open Office Hours
Twice per week, Fridays 12-1pm and Tuesdays 4-5:00pm. To join a group of peers and reflect on how to handle the complexities of church in this time.
Weekly Online Christian Formation Office Hours
Thursdays 1:15-2:45pm eastern. This time is set aside for those who have particular questions around formation. Registration required.
Ministry with Older Adults
Videos to address the loneliness that many older church members feel during this time.
Our vast online resource for Christian educators has two posts addressing healthy practices and how to reduce anxiety in children.
3 TryTank Tips for COVID-19 (includes 3-minute video on how to use Facebook Live to stream worship)
Online Classes and Webinars
Find information about our online classes, cohorts, and webinars to support ongoing ministries across the nation.
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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