Courses and Events
Certificates, institutes, retreats and lectures designed for the continued formation of pastors and the lifting up of vibrant congregations.
Please read the School of Christian Vocation and Mission's Registration and Cancellation Policy before registering. If you have any questions, please call 609-497-7990 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. A partial archive of past events is available here.
For a downloadable copy of our programs list, please click here.
June 22, 2013: Hispanic Theological Initiative 16th Annual Summer Workshop
This lecture and award highlights a significant contribution of Latino/a scholarship in the life of the church.
July 11-12, 2013: Pastoral Renewal Conference: At the Heart of
"At the Heart of Leadership" is a conference where participants
consider the challenges of Christian leadership today from a
practical and theological perspective. Off Campus at First Mount Zion Baptist Church in
Dumfries, VA. For more information and to register, click here.
July 13, 2013: Church Leader's Gathering: At the Heart of
Off Campus at First Mount Zion Baptist Church in Dumfries, VA. For more information and to register, click here.
July 13-20, 2013: Inaugural Black Theology and Leadership Institute - From Creation to Eschaton: Black Theology and Leadership Today
A weeklong intensive for African-American/black clergy and laity for training, worship and fellowship.For more information and to apply, please click here.
July 21-26, 2013: Joe R. Engle Institute for Preaching
For preachers in their first two to eight years of ministry who wish to nurture and strengthen their preaching vocation in the company of colleagues. For more information and to apply now, click here.
July 21-26, 2013: Institute of Theology
Join us for the Institute of Theology, Princeton Theological Seminary's original continuing education program, begun in the summer of 1942 for a reflection on the theme "In Search of Wisdom." For more information and to register, click here.
July 21-26, 2013: Institute of Worship
Join us for the Institute of Worship and learn new ideas and approaches to making worship and music work better in ministry. In partnership with the Presbyterian Association of Musicians. For more information and to register, click here.
September 9-10, 2013: Urban Ministry Conference: A Heart for the
The Urban Ministry Conference is a gathering of pastors and congregational leaders engaged in urban ministry, or discerning their vocation to urban ministry. For more information and to register, click here.
September 13-14, 2013: Faith and Art: Allies or Rivals?
This short course will explore the relationship between
Christianity and Western art. Drawing on the history and
philosophy of the arts, there will four sessions devoted to a
four forms, with each session divided into lecture, discussion
and audio/visual presentation. For more information and to register, click here.
September 23-26, 2013: Pastoral Care and Social Leadership
A partnership program between Volunteers of America (VOA) and the
School of Christian Vocation and Mission to provide a space for
biblical, theological and pastoral care reflection as a way to
cultivate a learning environment for challenging theological
reflection and relevant social engagement. In conjunction with
the Institute for Faith and Public Life.
September 26-28, 2013: Institute for Faith and Public Life
The 2013 Institute for Faith and Public Life (IFPL) will engage leaders of Christian congregations and other Christian institutions of social services in vocational discernment and theological grounding regarding God’s call to a public witness to justice, compassion and hope. For more information and to register, click here.
October 3, 2013: Herencia Lectures
October 14-18: The Art of Transitional and Interim Ministry - Weeks I and 2 (Princeton)
In partnership with the Synod of the Northeast (PCUSA), the School of Christian Vocation and Mission at Princeton Theological Seminary is pleased to offer Weeks One and Two concurrently in Princeton. For more information and to register, please click here.
October 19, 2013: Youth Ministry in Small Churches
Youth Ministry in Small Churches is a day-long seminar that will
provide theological insight and practical tips for overcoming the
challenges of youth ministry in a smaller church.
November 1-2, 2013: Spirituality and Leadership
Join us for a powerful summit on November 1 & 2 at the Princeton Theological Seminary as we explore the ways and results of being more spiritually engaged in your leadership role. For more information and to register, click here.
November 4-10, 2013: Engle Institute of Preaching (in Puerto
For preachers in their first two to ten years of ministry who wish to nurture and strengthen their preaching vocation in the company of colleagues. For more information and to apply now (website in Spanish), click here.
December 4, 11, and 18, 2013: Advent Bible Study
November 7-9, 2013: At the Threshold: College Chaplaincy in the
An invitational conference celebrating the publication of the new
book, Crossing Thresholds: The Vocational Practice of
Chaplains on Campus. Twenty contributors to this volume will
share their experience as experts in the practice of ministry on
campus. Through two keynote presentation and workshops the
conference will provide an inspiring look at both the practices
that compose chaplains’ lives but also how these professionals
understand their vocation at this time in history. The conference
invites those engaged in ministry on campus or in congregations
who work with college or seminary students, those exploring
chaplaincy as a field of work, and those teaching in institutions
of higher education or seminary.
December 5-6, 2013: Recovering Advent
December 9-11, 2013: Colloquia on Ecclesiology
PC(USA) Moderator Neal Presa’s 2nd Colloquia on Ecclesiology is a three-day consultation that brings together pastors, professors, mid-council executives, students, the Seminary community, area churches, and the church at-large to consider a liturgical, missional ecclesiology as the central and core identities of who and what the Church is and does. As the PC(USA) lives into a more missional polity, this initiative seeks to enable conversations around missional communities that are liturgically grounded, shaped, and sent. This event is open to the public, and will also be Web-streamed.
December 11-13, 2013: "Unity with a Difference" Gathering with
PC(USA) Moderator, Neal Presa
“Unity With Difference” is a three-day conversation on the nature of confessions and confessional authority in the Reformed traditions, generally, and how the various perspectives and approaches relate to current discernment discussions on marriage. The conversations seek to articulate theologically-grounded language for engaging one another with our differences, united in Jesus Christ, grounded in our common baptismal identity, calling, and faith. The General Assembly Moderator and Vice Moderator will serve as co-conveners/hosts for the conversation. This event is open to the public, and will also be Web-streamed.