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Save the Date (spring 2017)


The Exposition Seminar II: Preaching & Teaching Through Exposition of the Bible - May 3–5, 2017
Join Earl Palmer and Michael Denham for a conversation about expositional preaching, teaching, and worship. Explore effective preaching and how worship surrounds the teaching of scripture. This seminar is “part II” of the first Exposition Seminar offered in 2015. Part II will cover new material. It is not necessary to have attended the first seminar. Register Now


Frederick Buechner Writer’s Workshop - June 6–9, 2017
Featuring Anne Lamott and Diana Butler Bass, “This workshop is designed to appeal to writers who, like Buechner, think honestly about their Christian faith and are not afraid of where that thinking will take them,” said Brian Allain, Buechner Center spokesperson. “We are thrilled to have Anne and Diana lead our 2017 program.” Register Now

Joe R. Engle Institute of Preaching - June 11–16, 2017
Through hands-on workshops, seminars, tutorials, and conversations, Engle Fellows are supported and challenged to seek excellence in their preaching vocations. The online application and details for this one-week seminar are now available online. Because of the generosity of Joe R. Engle, the fee for the Engle Institute is $175, inclusive of lodging and meals. Apply now


Black Theology and Leadership Institute - July 16–22, 2017
The Black Theology and Leadership Institute (BTLI) is a weeklong intensive continuing education event for clergy and laity for training, worship, and fellowship. The institute is designed for clergy and lay leaders who would like to deepen their thinking and preaching by learning from preeminent scholars of theology and religion. All are urged to apply, including those who may not have formal theological training. The Institute is limited to 50 fellows. Apply now


Executive Certificate in Religious Fundraising - September 25–28, 2017 - Erdman Center
A four-day intensive program with a practical application project, the ECRF provides the research, tools and customized training to meet the growing needs of leaders 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 in turn enable donors motived by spiritual and religious values to experience the joy of generous giving. Register now


The Art of Transitional Ministry - October 9–13, 2017 - Erdman Center
Leading a congregation through transition is challenging and rewarding. Whether it is a change in leadership or a changing neighborhood, it takes knowledge, skill, and spiritual strength to navigate the waters of transition in a way that allows a congregation and its leaders to thrive. The Art of Transitional Ministry offers training in the skills and understanding necessary for leading a congregation in transition. There are two week-long courses of study. Both weeks are being offered concurrently. Week One is the basic education course for pastors and congregational leaders who are serving or are considering serving in congregations that are in the midst of transition, and Week Two is for pastors and leaders serving in congregations in the midst of transitions in leadership, culture, context, and ministry. 

*Miss a lecture, or can’t attend? Some are audio and video recorded, and can be accessed from our Multimedia page.

New Opportunities

Live in the area? Contact our Director of Campus Relations, Joicy Becker-Richards, to learn more about new resources, special events, and opportunities to connect with other local Alumni. (We’d also love to hear your suggestions).

Quick Links to Alumni Resources

Library Resources - Free access to a wide range of subscription databases and lifetime borrowing privileges
Digital Collections - Digitized books, journals, PTS audio recordings, and manuscript collections
Daily Worship Calendar
Musical Events
Multimedia - Audio and video recordings of lectures, sermons, concerts, and events
Continuing Education
Office Directory
Events & News
(New Alumni Directory **Coming Soon**)

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Pastor at Franklin Lakes United Methodist Church, New Jersey

Alison VanBuskirk, Class of 2015

“My call as a pastor centers on shaping a community where people can connect and be real with each other and God.”