Lifelong Learning at Virginia Theological Seminary

Connecting congregations, dioceses & schools with resources, research & best practices for lifelong faith formation in the Episcopal Church & beyond.

The Center for the Ministry of Teaching was founded in 1985 to promote research and development to foster improved teaching practices and curricula in the Episcopal Church. Our resource library and ministry of consultation and training have historically served the Virginia Theological Seminary community as well as the broader Church. In more recent years, we have embraced the opportunities of the

Operating as usual

10/15/2021

Today is Virginia Theological Seminary Giving Day! What inspires you? (post on social media with the hashtag #VTSInspires!)

"I have the privilege of hosting webinars and online open office hours as part of my work with Lifelong Learning and I am constantly inspired by the creative, faithful work of my colleagues in the field of Christian formation leadership."
–Sarah Bentley Allred ('19), editor of @BuildingFaith

Today is Virginia Theological Seminary Giving Day! What inspires you? (post on social media with the hashtag #VTSInspires!)

"I have the privilege of hosting webinars and online open office hours as part of my work with Lifelong Learning and I am constantly inspired by the creative, faithful work of my colleagues in the field of Christian formation leadership."
–Sarah Bentley Allred ('19), editor of @BuildingFaith

10/15/2021

New book from Lifelong Learning friends and colleagues author Kathleen Staudt and writer Becky Zartman – Zoom launch on October 20!
https://www.churchpublishing.org/shapingafaithfullife

New book from Lifelong Learning friends and colleagues author Kathleen Staudt and writer Becky Zartman – Zoom launch on October 20!
https://www.churchpublishing.org/shapingafaithfullife

Godly Play With Senior Adults 10/14/2021

Godly Play With Senior Adults

From BuildingFaith:
"As a chaplain at a nursing care facility, part of the way that I attend to the spiritual needs of our residents is with Godly Play stories..."

Godly Play With Senior Adults Tips for telling Godly Play stories with older adults in nursing care facilities or retirement communities.

Christian Formation & Discipleship Open Office Hours 10/12/2021

Christian Formation & Discipleship Open Office Hours

Every Thursday, Lifelong Learning hosts online Office Hours with our experienced staff - bring your questions and ideas! Register here for the free weekly resource...
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/christian-formation-discipleship-open-office-hours-registration-109192995188

Christian Formation & Discipleship Open Office Hours Space for creativity, questions, and support.

10/11/2021

Announcing two more speakers for our Symposium on Children’s Spirituality, Oct 21-22 - Alfred Kah Meng Pang, "Prophetic Wonder with Children in the Call to Teach: A Lasallian Inspiration,” and Tanya Marie Eustace Campen, "Holy Work with Families: Dancing Together.”

Dr. Pang is a recent graduate of Boston College in theology and education; Dr. Campen is a deacon in the Rio Texas Conference (UMC) and author of "Holy Work with Children: Making Meaning Together."

More speaker and panelist announcements to come - stay tuned! Register for the symposium here: https://bit.ly/3ahHMok.

Announcing two more speakers for our Symposium on Children’s Spirituality, Oct 21-22 - Alfred Kah Meng Pang, "Prophetic Wonder with Children in the Call to Teach: A Lasallian Inspiration,” and Tanya Marie Eustace Campen, "Holy Work with Families: Dancing Together.”

Dr. Pang is a recent graduate of Boston College in theology and education; Dr. Campen is a deacon in the Rio Texas Conference (UMC) and author of "Holy Work with Children: Making Meaning Together."

More speaker and panelist announcements to come - stay tuned! Register for the symposium here: https://bit.ly/3ahHMok.

10/11/2021

This Thursday, a conversation with Matthew David Morris, co-host of The Chapel with Nadia Bolz-Weber, and Lifelong Learning's Keith Anderson about building private social network platforms to enrich faith communities. Register here!
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/creating-private-social-networks-for-faith-communities-registration-168152467557

This Thursday, a conversation with Matthew David Morris, co-host of The Chapel with Nadia Bolz-Weber, and Lifelong Learning's Keith Anderson about building private social network platforms to enrich faith communities. Register here!
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/creating-private-social-networks-for-faith-communities-registration-168152467557

10/07/2021

Introducing two more of our panelists for this month’s Symposium on Children’s Spirituality: Lakisha Lockhart, on faculty at Union Presbyterian Seminary, Charlotte/NC and Matthew Kozlowski (VTS ’11), associate rector of All Saints Church Chevy Chase, will be among the panelists responding to Godly Play founder Jerome Berryman's keynote. More speaker and panelist announcements to come - stay tuned! Register for the symposium here: https://bit.ly/3ahHMok.

Introducing two more of our panelists for this month’s Symposium on Children’s Spirituality: Lakisha Lockhart, on faculty at Union Presbyterian Seminary, Charlotte/NC and Matthew Kozlowski (VTS ’11), associate rector of All Saints Church Chevy Chase, will be among the panelists responding to Godly Play founder Jerome Berryman's keynote. More speaker and panelist announcements to come - stay tuned! Register for the symposium here: https://bit.ly/3ahHMok.

10/07/2021

Sharing this upcoming event from CEEP, including VTS professor Dr. Hannah Matis...

Theological Education: Where Do We Go Now?
What is the state of theological education today? And where are we going?

Join the CEEP Network and the The Living Church Institute in a conversation with three cutting-edge leaders in theological education.

October 14th 3pm EDT

With: Aquinas Institute of Theology + Nashotah House Theological Seminary + Virginia Theological Seminary + Anglican Diocese of The Arctic Arthur Turner Training School

Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/theological-education-where-do-we-go-now-tickets-184317266907

Drive-Through Journey to Bethlehem 10/06/2021

Drive-Through Journey to Bethlehem

Planning ahead: a COVID-safe "Stations of the Nativity for the Advent and Christmas season...
https://buildfaith.org/drive-through-journey-to-bethlehem/

Drive-Through Journey to Bethlehem We dreamed up a way for people to safely enter into the Christmas story through a Journey to Bethlehem drive-through experience.

10/06/2021

Next week, we're looking forward to talking with Matthew David Morris, who hosts The Chapel with Nadia Bolz-Weber, and Keith Anderson, associate for digital content at Lifelong Learning, about building private social network platforms to enrich faith communities. Register here!
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/creating-private-social-networks-for-faith-communities-registration-168152467557

Next week, we're looking forward to talking with Matthew David Morris, who hosts The Chapel with Nadia Bolz-Weber, and Keith Anderson, associate for digital content at Lifelong Learning, about building private social network platforms to enrich faith communities. Register here!
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/creating-private-social-networks-for-faith-communities-registration-168152467557

10/05/2021

We're looking forward to talking with Matthew David Morris, who hosts The Chapel with Nadia Bolz-Weber, and Keith Anderson, associate for digital content at Lifelong Learning, about building private social network platforms to enrich faith communities. Register here!
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/creating-private-social-networks-for-faith-communities-registration-168152467557

We're looking forward to talking with Matthew David Morris, who hosts The Chapel with Nadia Bolz-Weber, and Keith Anderson, associate for digital content at Lifelong Learning, about building private social network platforms to enrich faith communities. Register here!
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/creating-private-social-networks-for-faith-communities-registration-168152467557

St. Francis of Assisi 10/05/2021

St. Francis of Assisi

One more look at St. Francis, from BuildingFaith...

St. Francis of Assisi With the election of Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Buenos Aires as the 266th pontiff of the Roman Catholic Church, Francis of Assisi has been getting lots of attention. Many believe his taking the name Pope Francis is a symbolic gesture and vision of what his papacy will be about.

Christian Formation & Discipleship Open Office Hours 10/05/2021

Christian Formation & Discipleship Open Office Hours

Every Thursday, Lifelong Learning hosts online Office Hours with our experienced staff - bring your questions and ideas! Register here for the free weekly resource...
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/christian-formation-discipleship-open-office-hours-registration-109192995188

Christian Formation & Discipleship Open Office Hours Space for creativity, questions, and support.

Photos from Virginia Theological Seminary's post 10/04/2021

One of our favorite celebrations of the year! Virginia Theological Seminary blesses the animals...
Share your pictures from the Feast of St. Francis in the comments!

Symposium on the Spirituality of Children 10/04/2021

Symposium on the Spirituality of Children

We are hosting a symposium on children’s spirituality this month! Guest speakers include a keynote by Godly Play founder Jerome Berryman. Register at this link!
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/symposium-on-the-spirituality-of-children-tickets-160050388019

Symposium on the Spirituality of Children An online gathering for advanced study of and discussion about the spirituality of children.

May She Flourish: Research-Based Tools for Women in Ministry Webinar Series 10/03/2021

May She Flourish: Research-Based Tools for Women in Ministry Webinar Series

We're offering a new series of conversations and a cohort specifically for women in ministry, starting October 6! Find out more and register here:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/may-she-flourish-research-based-tools-for-women-in-ministry-webinar-series-tickets-169616139439

May She Flourish: Research-Based Tools for Women in Ministry Webinar Series This webinar series of conversations for women in ministry is grounded in research from Wellbeing at Work on the experience of women clergy.

Deepening Spirituality in Our Parishes 10/03/2021

Deepening Spirituality in Our Parishes

Spirituality enriches and sustains the life of our congregations - learn more about how to strengthen your church's spirituality in four Thursday afternoon webinars, this month! Find out more and register here:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/deepening-spirituality-in-our-parishes-tickets-163250850689

Deepening Spirituality in Our Parishes Discover varied methods for nurturing the spirituality of congregations.

Deepening Spirituality in Our Parishes 10/01/2021

Deepening Spirituality in Our Parishes

Spirituality enriches and sustains the life of our congregations - learn more about how to strengthen your church's spirituality in four Thursday afternoon webinars! Find out more and register here:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/deepening-spirituality-in-our-parishes-tickets-163250850689

Deepening Spirituality in Our Parishes Discover varied methods for nurturing the spirituality of congregations.

09/30/2021

We're looking forward to welcoming David Csinos, founder of Faith Forward, and Laura Alary, Author as speakers for our October 21-22 Symposium on Children's Spirituality! Register here for this exciting two-day event: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/symposium-on-the-spirituality-of-children-tickets-160050388019

We're looking forward to welcoming David Csinos, founder of Faith Forward, and Laura Alary, Author as speakers for our October 21-22 Symposium on Children's Spirituality! Register here for this exciting two-day event: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/symposium-on-the-spirituality-of-children-tickets-160050388019

Emoji Theology With Teens 09/30/2021

Emoji Theology With Teens

Emoji theology from BuildingFaith!

Emoji Theology With Teens Invite teens to communicate their faith and interpret Biblical stories through the visual language of emojis. We're how you do it step-by-step.

May She Flourish: Research-Based Tools for Women in Ministry Webinar Series 09/30/2021

May She Flourish: Research-Based Tools for Women in Ministry Webinar Series

We're offering a new series of conversations and a cohort specifically for women in ministry. Find out more and register here!
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/may-she-flourish-research-based-tools-for-women-in-ministry-webinar-series-tickets-169616139439

May She Flourish: Research-Based Tools for Women in Ministry Webinar Series This webinar series of conversations for women in ministry is grounded in research from Wellbeing at Work on the experience of women clergy.

Deepening Spirituality in Our Parishes 09/29/2021

Deepening Spirituality in Our Parishes

Spirituality enriches and sustains the life of our congregations - learn more about how to strengthen your church's spirituality in four Thursday afternoon webinars! Find out more and register here:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/deepening-spirituality-in-our-parishes-tickets-163250850689

Deepening Spirituality in Our Parishes Discover varied methods for nurturing the spirituality of congregations.

09/29/2021

VTS Middlers, you're invited! Tomorrow, ping-pong and popsicles in the Office of Lifelong Learning - come by and say hello and find out more about what we do and how it can support your work in ministry!

VTS Middlers, you're invited! Tomorrow, ping-pong and popsicles in the Office of Lifelong Learning - come by and say hello and find out more about what we do and how it can support your work in ministry!

How Colonialism Worked 09/28/2021

How Colonialism Worked

Happening soon - join our colleagues in CACS for this important discussion!

How Colonialism Worked Presented by the Center for Anglican Communion Studies (CACS) at Virginia Theological Seminary

Deepening Spirituality in Our Parishes 09/28/2021

Deepening Spirituality in Our Parishes

Spiritual practices can help congregations navigate the uncertainties and anxieties of pandemic times. Next week we're starting a four-week series of workshops on ways to strengthen spirituality in your church - register here!

Deepening Spirituality in Our Parishes Discover varied methods for nurturing the spirituality of congregations.

Christian Formation & Discipleship Open Office Hours 09/28/2021

Christian Formation & Discipleship Open Office Hours

Every Thursday, Lifelong Learning hosts online Office Hours with our experienced staff - bring your questions and ideas! Register here for the free weekly resource...
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/christian-formation-discipleship-open-office-hours-registration-109192995188

Christian Formation & Discipleship Open Office Hours Space for creativity, questions, and support.

Deepening Spirituality in Our Parishes 09/27/2021

Deepening Spirituality in Our Parishes

Spirituality enriches and sustains the life of our congregations - learn more about how to strengthen your church's spirituality in four Thursday afternoon webinars! Find out more and register here:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/deepening-spirituality-in-our-parishes-tickets-163250850689

Deepening Spirituality in Our Parishes Discover varied methods for nurturing the spirituality of congregations.

May She Flourish: Research-Based Tools for Women in Ministry Webinar Series 09/27/2021

May She Flourish: Research-Based Tools for Women in Ministry Webinar Series

We're offering a new series of conversations and a cohort specifically for women in ministry. Find out more and register here!
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/may-she-flourish-research-based-tools-for-women-in-ministry-webinar-series-tickets-169616139439

May She Flourish: Research-Based Tools for Women in Ministry Webinar Series This webinar series of conversations for women in ministry is grounded in research from Wellbeing at Work on the experience of women clergy.

Lifelong Learning at Virginia Theological Seminary updated their website address. 09/27/2021

Lifelong Learning at Virginia Theological Seminary updated their website address.

Lifelong Learning at Virginia Theological Seminary updated their website address.

Photos from Virginia Theological Seminary's post 09/27/2021

We have two more training sessions coming up - November 13 and January 22! See comments below for registration links.

09/27/2021

Hey VTS Middlers! Ping-pong and popsicles THIS THURSDAY in the Office of Lifelong Learning - come by and say hello and find out more about what we do and how it can support your work in ministry!

Hey VTS Middlers! Ping-pong and popsicles THIS THURSDAY in the Office of Lifelong Learning - come by and say hello and find out more about what we do and how it can support your work in ministry!

09/23/2021

Jerome Berryman, founder of Godly Play, is keynote speaker for our online Symposium on the Spirituality of Children, Oct. 21-22! Find out more and register at this link:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/symposium-on-the-spirituality-of-children-tickets-160050388019

Jerome Berryman, founder of Godly Play, is keynote speaker for our online Symposium on the Spirituality of Children, Oct. 21-22! Find out more and register at this link:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/symposium-on-the-spirituality-of-children-tickets-160050388019

09/22/2021

Happy first day of fall!
Prayer spotted over on Twitter, from the Episcopal Church in Connecticut...

Happy first day of fall!
Prayer spotted over on Twitter, from the Episcopal Church in Connecticut...

09/21/2021

Hey VTS Middlers! Ping-pong and popsicles on September 30 in the Office of Lifelong Learning - come by and say hello and find out more about what we do and how it can support your work in ministry!

Hey VTS Middlers! Ping-pong and popsicles on September 30 in the Office of Lifelong Learning - come by and say hello and find out more about what we do and how it can support your work in ministry!

09/21/2021

Front-door greeter in the Lifelong Learning offices… #thisistheway

Front-door greeter in the Lifelong Learning offices… #thisistheway

Our Story

Lifelong Learning at Virginia Theological Seminary is a multi-faceted program grounded in theology and research-based practices to provide transformational learning for courageous leadership in a changing church. The ministries of Lifelong Leaning combine and build upon the efforts, research, and history of the Center for the Ministry of Teaching, Center for Liturgy and Music, Lifetime Theological Education, and eFormation.

Videos (show all)

Attending to the Self: Healthy Habits for Sustainable Ministry
Visual Media for Inspiration and Engagement
Just Faith Formation: Liberative Practice for Faith Communities with Justice at the Center
Ministry After COVID: What have we learned? What comes next?
Using Saints and Holy Days to Teach the Faith at Home
Join us for our webinar on Cultivating Culture Change!
A Christmas Message from Presiding Bishop Michael Curry!
Utilizing the Way of Love as a Congregation Webinar
Thriving in Ministry: Conversations for Connection & Collaboration
Webinar on Online Retreats
Livestreaming: Platforms, Tech, and the Systems

Location

Products

eFormation
Building Faith
Try Tank
Thriving in Ministry
Music, Liturgy, and the Arts
Deep Calls to Deep
VBS Review Fair
Episcopal Children's Curriculum
Episcopal Curriculum for Youth

Telephone

Address


3737 Seminary Rd
Alexandria, VA
22304
Other Religious Organizations in Alexandria (show all)
Psychic Reader And Advisor Psychic Reader And Advisor
Alexandria, 22309

I am a spiritual healer and advisor I specialize in chakra balancing an aura cleansing i'm also A naturally born God gifted third generation psychic

First A.M.E. Church of Alexandria, VA First A.M.E. Church of Alexandria, VA
8653 Richmond Hwy
Alexandria, 22309

In April 1984, Bishop John Hurst Adams assigned the Rev. Milford Rhodes to establish a church in the Alexandria/Arlington area of Northern Virginia.

Saint Louis Youth Ministry Saint Louis Youth Ministry
2907 Popkins Ln
Alexandria, 22306

St. Louis Youth Ministry invites high school youth into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ in the midst of our parish community.

Kingdom Fellowship Church Kingdom Fellowship Church
5000 Polk Ave
Alexandria, 22304

Kingdom Fellowship Church 5000 Polk Ave Alexandria, Va 22304 MAILING ADDRESS: PO BOX 16742 ALEXANDRIA, VA 22302

FBCAlexandria FBCAlexandria
2932 King St
Alexandria, 22302

First Baptist Church Alexandria is a Bible-teaching, community-focused church in Alexandria, VA. FBCA has a warm, welcoming atmosphere and many ways to build friendships and grow in your faith. This is a great place to be a part of!

Unity-Alexandria Unity-Alexandria
Pavilion At Mark Center, 5708 Merton Ct
Alexandria, 22311

Unity in Alexandria is a spiritual community, open to all. We offer a positive path for living by awakening the Christ light within. We are dedicated to personal growth and transformation, and service to our world.

AEEC Young Adults  Ministry AEEC Young Adults Ministry
5411 Franconia Rd
Alexandria, 22310

The purpose of the youth ministry is to nurture young adults to get to know, love, and serve the Lord with all their heart, soul, mind, and strength (Mark 12:29).

Covenant Life Church Covenant Life Church
5650-B General Washington Drive
Alexandria, 22312

Covenant Life Church is a multi-cultural/multi-racial church where everyone is welcome to attend. We welcome the opportunity to be a blessing to the body of Christ, and look forward to hearing from you!

Ebenezer Baptist Church Ebenezer Baptist Church
909 Queen Street
Alexandria, 22314

A Church That Is Moving Faith-Forward!

Amanuel Ethiopian Evangelical Church  Alexandria,VA Amanuel Ethiopian Evangelical Church Alexandria,VA
5411 Franconia Rd
Alexandria, 22310

https://www.amanuelva.org/

Elevate Church Elevate Church
901 Wythe St
Alexandria, 22302

Church of difference makers, making a difference.

Iglesia Del Nazareno Casa Sobre la Roca Iglesia Del Nazareno Casa Sobre la Roca
3220 Holly Hill Rd
Alexandria, 22306

Iglesia Cristiana llevando el mensaje del amor de Dios. Una Iglesia de Servidores