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)

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • 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)