August Term Kick-Off
The August Term for new students consists of three weeks of orientation that include classes in biblical languages and oral interpretation of scripture, which help students develop the routine and disciplines of worship, study, prayer, and fellowship. Seventy-two percent of the entering students this year are working toward the Master of Divinity degree (MDiv), while the remaining 28% are working toward a Master in Theological Studies (MTS), a Master of Arts in Christian Education (MACE), a Master of Arts in Christian Education/Youth Ministry (MACEYM), or are enrolled in the Anglican Studies program.
The August Term also marks the beginning of the Institute for Christian Formation and Leadership’s Evening School of Theology which offers quality theological education at low cost to lay people of all denominations. Fall courses include The Gospel of John led by the Rev. Dr. John Yieh, associate professor of New Testament at VTS; More Mystery than Manners, Reading Flannery O’Conner, led by the Rev. Dr. Barney Hawkins, executive director for the Seminary’s Center for Anglican Communion Studies and Professor of Theology and Practice; and The Call to Discipleship, taught by Dr. Kathleen Henderson Staudt, VTS adjunct faculty member. Click here for more information on these courses.
Founded in 1823, Virginia Theological Seminary is the largest of the 11 accredited seminaries of the Episcopal Church. The school prepares men and women for service in the Church worldwide, both as ordained and lay ministers, and offers a number of professional degree programs and diplomas. Currently, the Seminary represents more than 42 different dioceses and 5 different countries, for service in the Church.