Lifelong Learning

Aware of the global and local challenges faith-based professionals face daily, the School of Theology (STH) strives to keep religious leaders well equipped for serving a broken but hopeful world. Our newest initiative is an Online Lifelong Learning Program, which is being piloted with the generous support of Boston University’s Digital Education Incubator. These online mini-courses and spiritual reflection groups will help you, the working faith professional, create concrete, effective tools and/or ground your spiritual capacity to anchor you through the winds of change.

STH offers many opportunities (not just online!) for continuing your theological education in conversation with diverse students and world-class professors. Many are free, open to the public, and require no previous registration or experience.

Online Lifelong Learning Mini-Courses

Need to go from zero to sixty on an administrative task on short notice? Need to figure out how to lead your people through an exploration of a spiritual book or practice? We may have the answer!

The School of Theology is now offering 4-week online mini-courses for working professionals. These mini-courses are meant to address specific issues and empower participants to walk away with an implementable plan or process. They include peer-learning opportunities, contact with STH Faculty, and community support networks.

The School of Theology is also beginning to create community around some spiritual explorations, from contemporary fiction, to today’s wisdom figures, to traditional practices worthy of reviving. What are you seeking? Bring your experience and reflection.

Cuba Travel Seminar


You will explore the religion and culture of Cuba with Dr. Cristian De La Rosa in Spring 2020. Contrary to many of the stereotypes Americans have of Cuba 60 years after the revolution, there is a rich religious life in Cuba and it is not relegated to secret meetings in back rooms. Join a group of global pastors ready to reflect on how Cuba is integrating religious life into a Communist political structure.

Continuing Scholar Program

Recharge, refresh and renew yourself for ministry and life in the Continuing Scholar Program (formerly known as “Pastor-Scholar”). Study with Boston University School of Theology’s world-class faculty and dedicated students in an intellectually challenging and spiritually rewarding atmosphere. Continuing scholars can take regular Boston University School of Theology courses for continuing education credit. Continuing scholars can take regular Boston University School of Theology courses for continuing education credit. Tuition for the semester is $100/credit (a 3-credit course receives a discount and will cost $250).

BU and STH Centers and Programs

Boston University School of Theology Centers and Programs help students to connect their academic studies with the practice of ministry lived out in faith communities and the world. These centers and programs offer so much to the vitality of our community, and you will likely find some enrichment in these areas. 

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