Lifelong Learning

Ministry for a Changing Church

Lifelong Learning provides continuous opportunities for theological education in the service of faithful leadership. It is for the committed and the curious, lay and clergy eager to claim and explore their Christian vocations in today’s world. Lifelong Learning at VTS is a multi-faceted program grounded in theology and research-based practices to provide transformational learning for courageous leadership in a changing church.

Christian & Formation Discipleship

The mission of Lifelong Learning is to

  • 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, informed by deep listening, to current ministry challenges
  • 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


Christian Formation and Discipleship:
Teaching the faith to all ages

Equipping church leaders to teach the faith to people of all ages by creating and curating resources that respond to emerging needs in the church across diverse ministry contexts.

Music, Liturgy, and the Arts

Cultivating the imagination Connecting seminary resources with local faith communities to foster rich, contextual, Episcopal worship

Digital Resources and Practice

Building community and digital literacy

Church Leaders

Equipping church leaders to use digital media and best practices for ministry today.

Continuing Education

Enriching faith and inspiring leadership

Christian Formation

Christian education and discipleship, news, resources, and trainings

All People of Faith

Fostering continuous learning for all people of faith through non-degree courses, webinars, workshops, and retreats.

Action Research

Digging deep to inform a changing church

Real-time response

Real-time response to critical issues and leading experiments across the church on growth and innovation


Resources and tools for digital media for ministry and formation, sent monthly


Updates on current experiments and trends in ministry

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