Here is your one-stop shop for useful resources!
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PCUSA “Leadership Training Day” - January 21, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Faith and Film: Explorations in Biblical Theology - January 26–April 24, 2017
Monday evenings & Thursday afternoons - Master’s level course with Dr. Clifton Black
Open to community auditors through office of Continuing Education. Explores important theological themes and pastoral issues raised by classic and contemporary motion pictures.
Breaking the Stained Glass Ceiling: Women Leaders in the 21st Century - February 23, 2017 Speakers: Rev. Amy Butler, Riverside (NY), Rev. Ginger Gaines-Cirelli, (Foundry, DC), Rev. Courtney Clayton Jenkins (PTS alum and South Euclid UCC), and Rev. Shannon Kershner (Fourth Presbyterian, Chicago). Sponsored by the Princeton Theological Seminary’s Center for Theology, Women, and Gender (CTWG).
“Sabbath Day of Worship & Prayer” for local Alumni - February 25, 2017 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
A special time of personal reflection and a spiritual/mental check-in, followed by a worship and prayer service in Miller Chapel. Say after for lunch and time to get acquainted with other local alumni. [Snow day – March 4, 2017]
The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Lecture - February 9 at 7:00 p.m. in Miller Chapel
Lecture: “Stay Woke: Remaining Conscious in an Unconscious World”
Lecturer: The Reverend Dr. Otis Moss III, senior pastor, Trinity United Church of Christ, Chicago, Illinois
Hatch-a-thon - 12:45 p.m. Wednesday, March 29 through 7:00 p.m. Friday, March 31, 2017
Leaders: Mark Devries & Kenda Creasy Dean
The “Hatch-a-thon” is a collaborative incubator experience, where creative people get coaching and colleagues around mission and social enterprise. We will run you through a 49-hour intensive “hatch” process designed to turn ideas that feel “wild ‘n’ woolly” into actionable, sustainable ministries.
Alexander Thompson Lecture - March 2, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.
Lecturer: Dr. Dexter Callender Jr., associate professor, College of Arts & Sciences, University of Miami
Sang Hyun Lee Lecture - March 16, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.
Lecturer: Dr. Lim Swee Hong, Deer Park Assistant Professor of Sacred Music, director, Master of Sacred Music Program, Emmanuel College of Victoria University in the University of Toronto
Abraham Kuyper Lecture and Prize - April 6, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.
Lecturer: The Reverend Dr. Timothy J. Keller, American pastor, theologian, Christian apologist, and founding pastor, Redeemer Presbyterian Church, New York City
Princeton Forum on Youth Ministry - April 25–28, 2017
Register now: Super Early Bird Rate: $299 (through January 15); Early Bird: $319
Lecturers: Andrew Root, PhD (Princeton Theological Seminary), the Olson Baalson Associate Professor of Youth and Family Ministry at Luther Seminary and Principal Leader of 1.2-million-dollar John Templeton grant called Science for Youth Ministry; Amanda Drury (PhD Princeton Theological Seminary), Associate Professor of Practical Theology at Indiana Wesleyan University, and director of Examen, a summer theological institute for high school students, and The Brain Kitchen, a non-profit organization in Marion, Indiana; and Greg Ellison (PhD, Princeton Theological Seminary), founder of Fearless Dialogues, a non-profit grassroots initiative committed to creating spaces for unlikely partners to engage in hard, heartfelt conversations.
The Exposition Seminary II: Preaching & Teaching though Exposition of the Bible - May 3–5, 2017
Join Earl Palmer and Michael Denham for a conversation about expositional preaching, teaching, and worship. Explore effective preaching and how worship surrounds the teaching of scripture. This seminar is “part II” of the first Exposition Seminar offered in 2015. Part II will cover new material. It is not necessary to have attended the first seminar.
Alumni Reunion - May 15–17, 2017 *More information coming soon!
View photos from last year's Alumni Reunion!
Frederick Buchner Writer's Workshop - June 6–9, 2017
Featuring Anne Lamott and Diana Butler Bass
“This workshop is designed to appeal to writers who, like Buechner, think honestly about their Christian faith and are not afraid of where that thinking will take them,” said Brian Allain, Buechner Center spokesperson. “We are thrilled to have Anne and Diana lead our 2017 program.”
Joe R. Engle Institute for Preaching - June 11–16, 2017
Through hands-on workshops, seminars, tutorials, and conversations, Engle Fellows are supported and challenged to seek excellence in their preaching vocations. The online application and details for this one-week seminar are now available online. Because of the generosity of Joe R. Engle, the fee for the Engle Institute is $175, inclusive of lodging and meals.
Online application and details will be available by December 1, 2016
Black Theology and Leadership Institute - July 16–22, 2017
The Black Theology and Leadership Institute (BTLI) is a weeklong intensive continuing education event for clergy and laity for training, worship, and fellowship. The institute is designed for clergy and lay leaders who would like to deepen their thinking and preaching by learning from preeminent scholars of theology and religion. All are urged to apply, including those who may not have formal theological training. The Institute is limited to 50 fellows.
Executive Certificate in Religious Fundraising - September 25–28, 2017
A four-day intensive program with a practical application project, the ECRF provides the research, tools and customized training to meet the growing needs of leaders in religious communities and fundraisers of faith-based organizations. The focus of the ECRF is on the cultural, organizational and philanthropic practices unique to religious institutions that in turn enable donors motived by spiritual and religious values to experience the joy of generous giving.
*Miss a lecture, or can’t attend? Some are audio and video recorded, and can be accessed from our Multimedia page.
Live in the area? Contact our Director of Campus Relations, Joicy Becker-Richards, to learn more about new resources, special events, and opportunities to connect with other local Alumni. (We’d also love to hear your suggestions).
Library Resources - Free access to a wide range of subscription databases and lifetime borrowing privileges
Digital Collections - Digitized books, journals, PTS audio recordings, and manuscript collections
Daily Worship Calendar
Multimedia - Audio and video recordings of lectures, sermons, concerts, and events
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PTS On the Road
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