Courses and Events
Certificates, institutes, retreats and lectures designed for the continued formation of pastors and the lifting up of vibrant congregations.
Please read Continuing Education'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.
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2014 Courses and Events
March 6, 2014: 2nd African Women Extraordinaire: Church, Health and Women’s Development
Planned in conjunction with the students of the “Women in African Christianity” course at Princeton Seminary, this program invites all participants to consider the significant and varied roles women have played in sub-Saharan Christianity since the 5th century. 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 12-15, 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, please click here. Registration is closed for this event.
March 22, 2014: Thou Shalt Not Fear the Offering Plate: The practical, emotional & spiritual dimensions of fundraising
Choose to join us in a large group presentation on Generosity and/or a small group workshop on Fundraising Skills Development. Led by Chris Kopka, Vice President for Outreach and Strategic Development for brightpeak financial, a division of Thrivent Financial. For more information and to register, please click here.
April 5, 2014: 24th Annual Congreguémonos
April 22-25, 2014: Sabbath Rest: A Time for Reflection and Renewal
Sabbath Rest is a retreat for pastors who have been in ministry for 7 – 10 years. Come reflect on the meaning and purpose of your life and calling. For more information and to register, please click here.
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 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. For more information and to apply, please click here.
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.