Being a seminarian at Virginia Theological Seminary means joining a community and story that across centuries but also reaches out across the world and into the Anglican Communion. VTS offers a context and an education that is ecumenical, international and cross-cultural. VTS exists to form leaders for the Church, to provide continuing theological education for all and to serve the World Church and Anglican Communion.
VTS requires all candidates for the M.Div. degree to take at least three credit hours in the Department of Global Christianity and Mission (GCM). Students can fulfill these credits hours in a traditional classroom setting or through a CCEP which is a combination of both VTS classroom work and work done beyond the VTS classroom. That is to say, a CCEP is a combination of a Study Tour, Immersion, World Mission Internship, Independent Study or Semester Abroad and GCM 710 (Crossing Cultures Well: CCEP Preparation, Reflection, Integration). CCEPs give students a unique opportunity to gain new perspectives through experiencing new contexts, new cultures, new voices and new friendships. Generous funding is available for many of these CCEPs. Do take the opportunity that a VTS education offers you to enlarge your world and deepen your formation.