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—Weeklong program will be held on Princeton Seminary’s campus July 18 through 22—

Princeton, NJ, June 17, 2011–Princeton Theological Seminary’s School of Christian Vocation and Mission will kickoff a weeklong summer educational program titled “Perspectives on Vocation for the 21st Century” and will take place Monday, July 18 through Friday, July 22. The Institute of Theology, the Seminary’s original continuing education program, which began in the summer of 1942, will focus on the “vocation” theme by offering weeklong morning programs and afternoon electives that discuss this important facet of Christian life. Participants will also enjoy daily worship services, opportunity to attend several workshops, time to reflect quietly, and a chance to explore the Princeton area.

Institute leaders include Joseph Small, former director of theology, worship, and education ministries, Presbyterian Church (USA), Sally Peters, director of the Center of Lifelong Learning at Luther Seminary, Stephen Payne, Ph.D., Christian Andrews, pastor of Outreach Red Bank, and a member of the Lilly Foundation’s program on vocation, Jimmy McGee, executive director of the Bitumen Group, Princeton Seminary’s Max Stackhouse, the Rimmer and Ruth de Vries Professor of Reformed Theology and Public Life Emeritus, Elsie McKee, the Archibald Alexander Professor of Reformation Studies and the History of Worship, and Ruth-Aimée Belonni-Rosario, an ordained Presbyterian Church (USA) minister and associate director of admissions.

The cost for the program is $125 and $25 for each two-day afternoon program. Meals and lodging are available at an additional cost. For a full agenda, registration, and more details, visit www.ptsem.edu/iot or call 609.497.7990.

Princeton Theological Seminary was founded in 1812 as the first seminary established by the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church. It is the largest Presbyterian seminary in the country, with more than 500 students in six graduate degree programs.