Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your minds. Romans 12:2 NRSV.
We are in constant motion toward the transformations we seek, from liturgical rituals to exercise routines, aspiring toward a vision of a new body or a new heart. Drew Theological School Center for Lifelong Learning invites you to enter into the possibility of transformation by the renewing of your minds. Whether you’re seeking CEUs or searching to mine the intellectual depths of your faith, Drew provides a rich, nurturing context in which to broaden your thinking. It is a place to engage the challenge of integrating new perspectives with time-tested faith, or to explore belief from the perspective of a skeptic. Whether you are a clergy person, a lay leader, or a spiritual seeker, come to Drew to learn and grow, and to continue engaging the transformation of your mind.
Questions about Theological Lifelong Learning should be directed to the Director of Lifelong Learning, Nancy VanderVeen at email@example.com or via phone at 973-408-3084.
Classes without Quizzes: Classes without Quizzes offers seminarians and new church leaders the opportunity to explore vital topics that are not often addressed in seminary curricula. Workshops will take place on Friday mornings from 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., and refreshments will be provided.
Certification Programs: Professional certification recognizes that an individual has been called and is making a commitment to serve with excellence in an area of specialized ministry. Drew Theological School presently offers 3 certifications in the following areas: Ministry of the City, Spiritual Formation, and Camp & Retreat Ministry.
Community Fellows: This non-credit educational venture brings people from every walk of life into Drew classrooms to learn, explore, study, and ponder great questions from a religious and theological perspective. Community Fellows participate in classes, study theological texts, and fully engage with students,other fellows, and Drew faculty.
Lecture Series: Each year the Drew Theological School invites major scholars to campus to participate in its various lecture series, in areas such as spirituality, sociology of religion, and women’s issues in society, theology, and religious communities.
Seminary Saturdays: The Seminary Saturdays program at Drew offers churches and individuals the opportunity to gain perspectives beyond the local church. Each Saturday morning session will offer one workshop on a spiritual topic and one on a theological topic.
Speakers’ Bureau: The Speakers’ Bureaus is comprised of many outstanding faculty members who provide lectures and guest presentations on a broad range of topics to churches, organizations, and businesses.
Summer 2013 Programs: Join us this summer for an exciting set of Lifelong Learning courses and opportunities, including two courses with Bishop John Shelby Spong, a Church Management Course, and more!
Summer Music Institute: This three-day summer institute is held each July and is designed for musicians, pastors, and laity. Summer Music Institute 2012, You’re Invited to…a Praise Party!, was held July 26 – 27, with keynote speaker Mark Miller.
Week-long Courses: Two week-long intensive courses are offered: Engage Conflict Well: The Spirit and Art of Conflict Transformation through the Justpeace Center for Mediation and Conflict, and Leadership Skills for Community Organization through the Industrial Areas Foundation. These courses can be taken either for three academic credits or three CEUs.