Many resources are available on the topic of theological education. Unless otherwise indicated, the following resources are available at store.pcusa.org (search by title).
Financial Aid for Service—a ministry of the Presbyterian Mission Agency offering financial aid for seminarians: pcusa.org/financialaid
Funding Our Presbyterian Seminaries—a brochure answering frequently asked questions about the 1% Plan and how congregations and individuals can donate
Theological Education Emphasis Sunday—worship resources for celebrating the gift of our seminaries and lifting them up in prayer: pcusa.org/resource (search by title)
Theological Education Fund—the only dedicated source of denomination-wide funding for seminaries: pcusa.org/give-TE999999
Seminary Viewbook—an up-to-date guide available to download or order, with photos and information about each PC(USA) seminary
Committee on Theological Education—an advocate for theological education, supporting PC(USA) seminaries and strengthening their mission to the whole church: pcusa.org/cote
Virtual tour—an interactive guide with photos and information about each PC(USA) seminary. Click on the “Resources” tab for a series of videos that explain seminary financial planning, the application process, available degrees, and the ordination process: seminarytour.org.
“Why Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) seminaries matter”—free video for download: pcusa.org/resource (search by title)
Armchair Theologians series—a Westminster John Knox Press series of books that provide short, reader friendly introductions to important (particularly Reformed) theologians, movements, and ideas in church history: wjkbooks.com
Keeping the Faith in Seminary (Avenida Books, 2012)—a compilation of essays about the changing landscape for seminary, edited by Ellie Roscher with an introduction by Cynthia Campbell, president emerita of McCormick Seminary: thethoughtfulchristian.com
Interpretation commentary series—a Westminster John Knox Press series introducing readers to the books of the Bible and their interpretations: wjkbooks.com
Theological Commons—Princeton Theological Seminary’s digital library of books on theology and religion, providing free, global access to over 75,000 volumes: diglib.ptsem.edu
Blog—a more expansive view of PC(USA) seminaries from Lee Hinson-Hasty, coordinator for theological education and seminary relations: pcusa.org/blogs/seminaries
E-newsletter—stay connected to PC(USA) seminaries: pcusa.org/seminaries (select the e-newsletter tab in the left-hand navigation bar)
Facebook—search for “Seminary Support Network”
August 11–14 | St. Pete Beach, FL
The 2014 Evangelism and Church Growth Conference will offer nine tracks, each a variation of Jesus’ Great Commission in Matthew 28:18–20, including evangelism, 1001 New Worshiping Communities, congregational transformation, interfaith evangelism, and five racial-ethnic and language-specific forms of evangelism.
BOARD OF PENSIONS SEMINARS
August 18–21 | Montreat, NC
The Board of Pensions will host two free seminars at Montreat Conference Center. The first (Aug. 18–20) is about pre-retirement planning and will help with identifying key questions for discernment, assessing finances, discussing healthcare, and mapping next steps. The other (Aug. 21) is about clergy taxes and terms of call and will also provide an overview of Board resources and benefits.
January 2–5 | Montreat, NC
The annual College Conference at Montreat Conference Center brings together college students of all denominations for worship, small groups, and lots of fun.
February 4–7 | Baltimore, MD
The annual Association of Presbyterian Church Educators conference will explore how, in a time of fear and confusion, God is calling us to act in faith and bear witness to God’s unfolding kingdom.