Pittsburgh Theological Seminary

Teacher Training Workshop

Pittsburgh Theological Seminary will host the 26th annual Teacher Training Workshop Sat., Sept. 26 from9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Keynote speaker Karen B. Tye, professor emerita of Christian education, Eden Theological Seminary, St. Louis, Mo. will present “Connecting with God in the Scriptures.”

How do we interpret the Bible in classrooms made up of people who live in a rapidly changing world? The annual Teacher Training Workshop offers information and instruction for teachers of all grade levels. In addition to the keynote presentation, workshops will be offered on a variety of topics aimed at both new and seasoned teachers. This greatly loved fall workshop is co-sponsored by Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, Pittsburgh Presbytery, and Mt. Ararat Baptist Church.

Contact the Office of Continuing Education at 412-924-1345 or ConEd@testsite.pts.edu to register for this event. Before Sept. 18, the fee is $20 and includes lunch; fee after Sept. 18 is $25 and does not include lunch.

Tye’s passion and commitment to the educational ministry of the church are evident in her teaching and research, including her four books: Basics of Christian Education (Chalice Press 2000), Teaching the Bible in the Church, coauthored with John Bracke (Chalice Press 2003), Your Calling as a Teacher (Chalice Press 2008) and Christian Education in the Small Membership Church (Abingdon Press 2008). Her work has included an emphasis on the brain and how people learn, on understanding the wholistic nature of education in the community of faith, and on preparing leadership, both lay and ordained, for the important work of educational ministry. She is an active member of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).

Pittsburgh Theological Seminary is a graduate professional institution of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A). Founded in 1794, the Seminary is located in Pittsburgh, Pa. and approximately 320 students are enrolled yearly in the degree programs. The Seminary prepares leaders who proclaim with great joy God’s message of good news in both word and deed. PTS is rooted in the Reformed history of faithfulness to Scripture and commitment to the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

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