This page lists continuing education opportunities that are available around the Synod of the Trinity region and neighboring areas. If you would like something added to the list, contact Mike Givler at


Kirkridge Retreat and Study Center, Bangor, PA


Pittsburgh Theological Seminary (full schedule here)


Villa Maria Catholic Retreat Center

Westminster College


Lancaster Theological Seminary (full schedule here)

Montreat Conference Center, Montreat, NC (events list here)

University of Dubuque Theological Seminary

Princeton Theological Seminary (full schedule here)

  • January-March: Independent Study for Ministry Professionals. Come to the seminary campus for self-directed learning. Stay in the Erdman Center, study in the seminary library, and take part in the life of the seminary community. Independent Study weeks are offered multiple times throughout the academic year.
  • Jan. 27-Feb. 16: Cultivating Teen Faith in Context. Explore confirmation practices with a team from your congregation. Over three weeks, you will tackle tough questions alongside other youth ministry leaders and volunteers. This self-paced course offers video instruction, readings and group discussion guided by the research from The Confirmation Project.
  • Jan. 28-Feb. 11: Pastoral Ministry Series. Join us on campus this winter for one, two or all three Monday seminars for pastors. Topics include Psalms: The Gymnasium of the Soul, The Art of Soul Care and Visually Speaking: Proclaiming the Gospel in a Digital Age.
  • Feb. 4-26: The Medieval Pursuit of God. Join Nicole Reibe in this three-week online course that explores the ways in which we can access God through the visual arts. This course explores the way Medieval Christians accessed Scripture, faith, and God through art.
  • Feb. 12-14: Clergy Couples: When Both Serve. Whether you and your spouse serve in the same congregation or in different ministries, couples in ministry share a unique set of joys and challenges. Clergy couples are invited to join Revs. Keon & Tamieka Gerow to learn about maintaining work/life balance when both serve as pastors.
  • April 23-26: Princeton Forum on Youth Ministry. The Forum, titled “Movement: Mission, Body and Justice,” is an event for Christian leaders who minister with young people. Join us this year to explore our theme- Movement: Mission, Body, and Justice.

Union Presbyterian Seminary, Richmond, VA (full schedule here)

Workshops and Courses: Pathways to Learning and Leadership

Other Leadership Institute Workshops

Columbia Theological Seminary, Decatur, GA (full schedule here)