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. STH offers many opportunities 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.

The STH Online Lifelong Learning Program is in a piloting phase with the generous support of Boston University’s Digital Education Incubator.

Online Lifelong Learning Program

STH began a new approach to lifelong learning for alums and similarly situated faith leaders last spring. STH is offering online mini-courses addressing specific issues and empowering participants to walk away with an implementable plan or process. They include peer-learning opportunities and community support networks.

The School of Theology is also gathering spirituality groups to create community around some spiritual explorations from contemporary fiction and film, to today’s wisdom figures, to traditional practices worthy of reviving.

Finally, STH is partnering with the Center for Aging & Disability Education & Research (CADER) at the BU School of Social Work (SSW) to offer some additional programming for clergy on issues related to mental health awareness in an aging population. More information will be in the offerings below as it becomes available.

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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 who already have a seminary masters degree 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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