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)

  • August-September: Immersion: Invitation to a Deeper Spiritual Life. Come immerse yourself in this overview of spiritual formation. The program’s online introduction and book discussion will be held Aug. 5-14, with the face-to-face sessions occurring Aug. 18-21 and Sept. 21.


Villa Maria Catholic Retreat Center

Westminster College


Lancaster Theological Seminary (full schedule here)

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

  • Aug. 9-11: Women’s Conference. With keynote speaker Valarie Kaur and special guest Amy Grant. Cost is $345-$500; rates raise by $25 after June 28.
  • Oct. 7-10: CoInspire. A conference addressing systemic racism in the church, with preacher Traci Blackmon and key leaders Lis Valle-Ruiz, Raj Nadella and Jennifer Harvey. Cost is $322.50-$650, group rate available; rates rise by $75 after Aug. 26.

University of Dubuque Theological Seminary

Princeton Theological Seminary (full schedule here)

  • July 14-19: The Black Theology and Leadership Institute. Apply now to be a BTLI Fellow. The theme of this year’s conference is Food Justice. Explore the struggle for racial and environmental justice, the complexities and challenges of race and food, and share food stories and journeys.
  • Aug. 21-25: Cultivate: Five Days at the Farminary. Young adults, ages 25-35, are invited to apply for this program that will take place at the seminary’s 21-acre farm. Join recent seminary graduates who will lead this time of vocational discernment and spiritual renewal.
  • Sept. 24-27: Executive Certificate in Religious Fundraising. This four-day intensive program is designed to train and help leaders to meet the growing needs in religious communities and fundraisers of faith-based organizations. The focus of the ECRF is on the cultural, organizational and philanthropic practices unique to religious institutions that promotes the joy of generous giving.
  • Oct. 7-11: The Art of Transitional Ministry. This weeklong program for pastors offers training in the skills and understanding necessary for leading congregations in transition.
  • Oct. 23-25: The 2019 Women in Ministry Conference. Join with other women church leaders leaders, clergy and lay, for the 2019 Women in Ministry Conference. Strengthen your skills for ministry through keynote presentations, sermons, informal discussions and workshops.

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

  • July 23-Aug. 1: Church Business Administration Seminars. Eight core curriculum seminars offered over two weeks at Union’s Richmond campus. These seminars fulfill requirements for those pursuing Certification as a Church Administrator through The Church Network.
  • Sept. 28: Seminary for a Day. Seminary for a Day consists of a full day of keynote addresses and workshops, connections with old friends and new, and a taste of what seminary education is like.

Workshops and Courses: Pathways to Learning and Leadership

Other Leadership Institute Workshops

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