Journeying Together

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For church professionals and lay people, The Center for Lifelong Learning provides non-degree courses and events – opportunities to learn with and from others for faithful discipleship. Led by top-notch faculty, our offerings are biblically and theologically grounded, with a practical focus to help participants identify and address specific, real-life needs. At the same time, we see lifelong learning as recreation – time to step out of life’s busy routines and experience renewal of mind, spirit, body, and emotion. We hope you will browse through our website to find out more about opportunities that are available for you.


Women in Ministry: Clergywomen Need Community Part 1

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This blog is a 2-part series discussing women in ministry in honor of Women's History Month.   No Man (Woman) is an Island Ministry is one of those jobs that can be hard for other people to understand, and given the need for confidentiality in our work, it shouldn't be surprising that pastors... + Read More
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Life Illuminated: Finding Connections Between Imagery and Spirituality

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As I reflect on my life, I notice a camera has always been there. I received my first camera when I was about eight, primarily for traveling. It was a Kodak point and shoot film camera. My parents believed travel was one of the best ways to connect with and learn about other cultures. Along with every trip came the... + Read More
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Observations from a Woman of Color in Ministry

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Being a woman of color in male-dominated environments has been both exhilarating and exasperating. However, my journey from undergrad to ordained ministry has proven to be a fertile training ground for what I would experience. I went to college at a PWI (predominately white institution) majoring in interior design and... + Read More
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Upcoming journeying together courses

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Apr 08
Leadership in Ministry A Lynchburg


The Leadership in Ministry Workshop A is an on-going twice-a-year peer-based clergy leadership development program meeting in Lynchburg, VA at...

Apr 22
Leadership in Ministry B Lynchburg 


The Leadership in Ministry Workshop B at Lynchburg VA is an on-going twice-a-year peer-based clergy leadership development program. Each annual ...

Aug 01
Contemporary Readings in Christian Education: Children’s Faith Development


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Sep 09
Colloquy for Early Call Clergy (CTS Alumni)


Sep 19
Spiritual Direction: An Introduction


This is an introductory exploration of spiritual guidance, including its history, theological foundations, various models and practices. It will ...

Sep 23
Guthrie Scholars 2019


The Guthrie Scholars Program is a learning opportunity offered in the fall on an application basis. For additional information, including a link to the application, see

Sep 30
Healthy Transitions Wellness Retreat


The Healthy Transitions Wellness Retreats for Ministers and Spouses provide a rela...

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