News And Events
Helen Blier Appointed Director of Continuing Education
CE Program Recognized in National Study
PTS Honors Three Retiring Faculty Members
Professor Andrew Purves Receives Honorary Degree
Paula Cooper Receives Calian Prize for Community Service
Graduates Receive Awards During Commencement
PTS Welcomes New Board Members
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While the academic degree programs of this seminary are the cornerstone of who we are and what we do, a variety of exciting programs and opportunities are available here. A diverse program of Continuing Education brings more than 3,000 participants to our campus each year. In addition to the graduate level courses offered by the seminary's Metro-Urban Institute, the Institute offers a Certificate in Urban Ministry that enables religious leaders from urban settings to enhance their skills for ministry, regardless of prior educational background.
The Seminary also offers Pneuma, a two-year certificate program in spiritual direction and spiritual leadership providing educational and supervised training of pastors and laity in the dynamics of the Spiritual Exercises of Ignatius of Loyola. Additionally, the Seminary's Certificate in Spiritual Formation Program offers a community-grounded, structured study experience for those interested in deepening their own spiritual understandings and assisting others along their spiritual journey.
World Mission Initiative (WMI) is dedicated to developing mission vision, nurturing missionary vocations, and cultivating missional congregations, with the goal of equipping pastors to lead the church in our mission calling. The Rev. Dr. Roy F. Miller, Ph.D., and Mrs. Florence Lantz Miller Summer Youth Institute provides an opportunity for high school students to "taste" theological education during this annual summer event. The James L. Kelso Bible Lands Museum provides a unique opportunity for students to study biblical archaeology. The Barbour Library is one of the country's top biblical libraries which houses a collection of more than 330,000 items.
The Center for Business, Religion and Public Life provides a variety of symposia each year that allow persons from many professional backgrounds to reflect critically upon issues of faith and values.