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The Leadership Institute at Union Presbyterian Seminary is excited to announce that registration for classes in our online Pathways to Learning and Leadership program is now available.
Who are these classes for? Everyone!

  • Church members who want to learn in more depth about the Bible and increase their ability to teach and even preach
  • Those who are called to ministry as a Commissioned Ruling Elder and need the educational component
  • Church professionals who want to brush up or enhance the education you have already received, and learn some new things
  • Others who want to enjoy stimulating, excellent instruction from seminary professors and church professionals and interact with others who want the same thing

And the best part is, you can take these classes from the comfort of your home! Classes are taught online, either on Tuesday or Thursday evenings from 7-9 p.m. Eastern Time for five weeks per class. In addition, there are reading and homework assignments to be done on your own schedule for each of the classes. The cost of the classes is only $100 per five-week session. Take as many of the classes as you like – there are no prerequisites, and you only have to purchase one book per class. While these classes don’t earn college or seminary credit, you do receive a certificate for participating, and of course all of that learning! Go to our website, and check out the classes and the schedule. A link to register for classes is also on that site. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to send me an email or give me a call. Hope to see you online!
Marilyn Johns, D.Min., Director of Program Development,
800-229-2990 X 383,
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Here's an overview of Upcoming Continuing Education Events offered through the Leadership Institute of Union Presbyterian Seminary. We hope you can join us for one or more of these exciting opportunities, whether on campus or online.

The Leadership Institute is committed to equipping and inspiring church and ministry leaders. Our desire is to foster the continuing, ongoing process of leadership development for pastors, educators, and lay leaders alike. We invite you to explore how we may partner together to strengthen our witness and service to the church in the world. For more info about these and other programs of the Leadership Institute, please visit our website at If you have any questions or require additional information, please contact the Leadership Institute via email by clicking here or phone 804-278-4383 or 800-229-2990 X 383.

Is your church creating a better neighborhood? Created Summit & Workshop Wednesday, May 29, 7 - 9 p.m. & Thursday, May 30, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Early Center, Lake Chapel, Richmond Campus. Discover surprising ways you can be a creative force through building businesses and community organizations with your people and spaces. Click Here for Full Event Details.

Church Business Administration Seminars July 23 - August 1, 2019. Eight core curriculum seminars offered over two weeks at our Richmond campus. These seminars fulfill requirements for those pursuing Certification as a Church Administrator through The Church Network (TCN). However, you do not have to be seeking certification to participate. Online registration is open, whether registering for one or multiple seminars. For more details, follow this link.

SAVE THE DATE -- SEMINARY FOR A DAY EVENT Saturday, September 28, 2019. 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. The day features presentations from the faculty of Union Presbyterian Seminary at our Richmond campus, with workshop choices in both the morning and afternoon sessions. Online registration for Seminary for a Day will open June 2019.

Pathways to learning and leadership:Pathways Online Course schedule for 2019-2020 to be released May 2019.These courses are designedto enhance the knowledge and discipleship of church and community members and help with the education of those desiring to become Commissioned Ruling Elders in the Presbyterian Church (USA).