Courses and Events
Certificates, institutes, retreats and lectures designed for the continued formation of pastors and the lifting up of vibrant congregations.
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2013 Courses and Events
December 3, 10, & 17, 2013: Advent Bible Study
The high seasons of liturgical Calendar for Christmas has an intentional season of preparation called Advent. This program supports a seasonal discipline of study with a seminary professor or doctoral student. Please click here for more information and to register.
December 5-6, 2013: Recovering Advent
Maintaining a regular and growing spiritual practice remains at the center of healthy service in the church during Advent. Despite its centrality, our busy schedules frequently squeeze out substantive spiritual practice from our daily routines. This is an overnight retreat to allow participants to enter the Advent season consciously and prayerfully. Please click here for more information and to register.
December 9-11, 2013: Moderator's 2nd Colloquium on Ecclesiology
PC(USA) Moderator Neal Presa’s 2nd Colloquium 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. To register, please click here.
December 11-13, 2013: Moderator's 2nd "Unity with 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. To register, please click here.
2014 Courses and Events
January 6-17, 2014: Transition into Ministry
This course focuses on knowledge and skills that are critical in moving from the Seminary to a first call in pastoral ministry and leadership in a congregation. The participant will begin to learn how to become a contextual theologian in ministry. The course will highlight three major elements, each of which will be considered in theological perspective: Starting Strong; Leading Change and Managing Conflict; and Spiritual Formation and Self-Care. Professionals from the Auburn Media Center will be available for hands-on media training. This course assumes a firm theological understanding as well as practical skills in preaching, teaching and pastoral care. Registration for the January course is through the Seminary Registrar at 609.497.7820 or by email.
January 11, 2014: Equipping the Saints: Leadership Training Day (Spanish track offered)
Organized by the educational ministries of Elizabeth, Monmouth and New Brunswick Presbyteries, in partnership with Princeton Theological Seminary, and as a ministry of the Synod of the Northeast, Equipping the Saints is a day of workshops, worship, resources and fellowship planned especially to support and equip church members in their ministries. This event is free and open to the public. For more information and to register, click here.
January 25, 2013: Celebration for the 2013 Certificate in Theology and Ministry
All participants who have successfully completed the 2013 Certificate in Theology and Ministry and one guest are invited to a special celebration! For more information and to register, click here.
January 31 - February 1, 2014: The Young Children and Worship Experience
Young Children and Worship is a program that presents a joyful way for children to worship God through a unique storytelling format and multi-sensory materials. Olivia Stewart Robertson, the granddaughter of Sonja Stewart, co-creator of Young Children and Worship, will teach participants how to create a worship environment that cultivates the imagination and invites children to fall in love with God. This seminar is offered in partnership with Young Children and Worship and will take place at the Kingston United Methodist Church. For more information and register, click here. For more information, please click here.
Februrary 2014 - December 2014: The Online Certificate in Biblical and Theological Studies
Princeton Theological Seminary’s department of Continuing Education is pleased to announce the “Certificate in Theology and Ministry,” a six-part series of online courses taught by PTS professors in 2014. For more information and to apply, please click here.
February 6-8, 2014: The Sixth Annual Institute for Multicultural Ministry
Participants will hear about and learn best practices of theological, ethical, social and pastoral frameworks for engaging multicultural ministry as Christian leaders and clergy. For more information and to register, click here.
February 14 & 15, 2014: Annual Symposium in Honor of Fr. Georges Florovsky
Now in its fourth year, the "Florovsky Symposium" is known for combining churchly piety with high-level scholarly inquiry. It attracts a large and diverse cohort of established scholars, clergy, graduate students, seminarians, and Christian believers from around the country and the world. For more information and to register, please click here.
March 10-15, 2014: The Art of Transitional and Interim Ministry (New York City)
The Synod of the Northeast (PCUSA) and the Office of Continuing Education at Princeton Theological Seminary is pleased to offer Weeks One and Two of Transitional and Interim Ministry Education. This event provides unique instruction, combining conceptual and theoretical paradigms with practical applications in order to equip leaders in their support of congregations in transition. For more information, please click here.
March 11, 18, & 25; April 1 & 8, 2014: Lenten Bible Study
This series of five weekly Lenten Bible studies will focus on the six Sunday Old Testament texts from the Revised Common Lectionary. Professor Dennis Olson will lead. For more information, please click here.
March 12-14, 2014: Discerning Missional Leadership: A Potential for New Planters Assessment
Discerning Missional Leadership: A Potential New Planters Assessment offers an in depth series of assessment tools and on site experiences over a four day period designed to identify appropriate leadership for starting new churches. This program is for people who have completed Starting New Worshipping Communities (See November 12 – 15, 2013) and have discerned that they wish to pursue developing a new ministry or others who have attended similar programs and have been endorsed by their judicatories to attend. For more information and to register, click here.
April 5, 2014: 24th Annual Congreguémonos
April 22-25, 2014: Sabbath Rest
April 29-May 2, 2014: The Princeton Forum on Youth Ministry
The theme for the 2014 Princeton Forum is “Testimony”. For more information on this year's Forum, please click here.
May 13-16, 2014: Transition into Ministry (May Intensive)
This course focuses on knowledge and skills that are critical in moving from the Seminary to a first call in pastoral ministry and leadership in a congregation. The participant will begin to learn how to become a contextual theologian in ministry. The course will highlight three major elements, each of which will be considered in theological perspective: Starting Strong; Leading Change and Managing Conflict; and Spiritual Formation and Self-Care. Professionals from the Auburn Media Center will be available for hands-on media training. This course assumes a firm theological understanding as well as practical skills in preaching, teaching and pastoral care. For more information, please click here.
May 15-16, 2014: Urban Ministry
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, please click here.
May 2-4, 2014: The Certificate in Youth and Theology retreat
The Certificate in Youth and Theology program is designed for practitioners who want to extend their ministry and their credentials with further education about adolescent culture, Biblical theology, and healthy practices of youth ministry. Click here to learn more about the Certificate Program.
June 10-14, 2014: Transforming Ministry 2014
June 20-24, 2014: The Hispanic Theological Initiative 17th Annual Lecture and Book Award
The Hispanic Theological Initiative is funded by Princeton Theological Seminary and the Hispanic Theological Initiative Consortium is funded by member institutions. The book prize, which was established in 2002, encourages and recognizes Latina/o junior scholars who publish works in the fields of theology and/or religion. For more information on HTI or the book award, please click here.
July 12-19, 2014: Black Theology and Leadership Institute
The Black Theology and Leadership Institute 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. Please note: The 2014 Annual Black Theology and Leadership Institute application will be available in January 2014.
July 21-25, 2014: Joe R. Engle Institute of Preaching
Princeton Theological Seminary is pleased to announce the Twelfth Annual Joe R. Engle Institute of Preaching, scheduled for July 21-25, 2014. For more information, please click here.