We will know that we are providing lifelong formation and professional development when, in close partnership with other seminaries and professional schools, PTS offers a rich set of cohort-‐ based, technologically enabled courses of study in areas critical to the church that, at the same time, are recognized as enhancements to the careers of the participants.
Construct and offer, in critically chosen areas, a set of structured, cohort-‐based certificates (for clergy and laity) utilizing advanced technology to minimize travel to campus and to maintain and enhance the cohort experience.
Vigorously explore the feasibility of offering, perhaps in conjunction with at least one other seminary, an in-‐service degree to pastors. This degree should be designed as a radical departure from the prevalent in-‐service degrees offered by other seminaries. It should have a significant non-‐US component, and it should rely on synergies wherever possible, such as drawing for class work on a revitalized Th.M. curriculum.