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

Resources for a Responsive Church

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.

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 6:3-7:30pm. To join a group of peers and reflect on how to handle the complexities of church in this time, register here

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. Register for any/all sessions here.  

Zoom Meeting Best Practices: March 2020 webinar resources and recording.  

Building Faith, our vast online resource for Christian educators has two posts addressing healthy practices and how to reduce anxiety in children

TryTank e-newsletter3 TryTank Tips for COVID-19 (includes 3-minute video on how to use Facebook Live to stream worship)

Online Classes and Webinars: our Continuing Education office here in Lifelong Learning has switched nearly all of our spring offerings online. Check out the Seminary’s Eventbrite page for more information and to sign up! You can also register for webinars here.

Even more! Make sure to follow our Lifelong Learning and eFormation Facebook pages to get timely and applicable resources for our faith communities.

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

Continuing Education

Enriching faith and inspiring leadership

Action Research

Digging deep to inform a changing church

Lifelong Learning Brings You the Following:

Website For Christian Education
Digital Resources and Practices
Digital Literacy Toolkit for Theological Educators
Journal for Faith Formation
Continuing Education at VTS
Music, Liturgy, and the Arts
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Our Convictions


  • Claim and proclaim the love of God in Christ
  • View all people as continuous learners -- life-long, life-wide, and life-deep
  • Offer innovative approaches to current ministry challenges informed by deep listening
  • Convene conversations, curate and create resources, collaborate with partners, and cultivate learning communities
  • Meet continuing education needs of lay and clergy leaders, and curious individuals
  • Increase access to and utilization of ministry resources, particularly among traditionally underserved populations

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Email lifelonglearning@vts.edu

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