Lifelong Learning at General Seminary

We have a lot to offer, and it's not just for seminarians preparing for the priesthood! People come to the seminary to deepen their faith, to develop specific skills, or to learn more about what it means to be a person of faith in today's world.

Education and Formation is a lifelong pursuit. Whether you're new to theological education and want to sit in take a course or if you're a seasoned practitioner and looking for an opportunity for growth, General has a wide range of offerings for you.


Lifelong Learning Opportunities

The Colloquy at The General Seminary of the Episcopal Church

The Colloquy at General

Each semester, the Seminary offers a series of lectures — normally on Wednesday or Friday mornings — where we invite scholars and practitioners to lead a conversation and engage the community in a discussion about faith, leadership, or current events.

Colleagues visit after The Paddock Lecture at GTS

The Paddock Lecture

The Paddock Lectures were founded in 1880 by General Seminary benefactor, George A. Jarvis, and named in honor of the Rt. Rev. Benjamin Henry Paddock. The Lectures have brought a remarkable group of Anglican scholars. Contact the Alumni Office for details.

The Kay Gill Memorial Lecture at The General Theological Seminary

Kay Gill Memorial Lecture

The Kay Butler Gill Lecture in Christian Spirituality, hosted by the seminary's Center for Christian Spirituality, is one of General Seminary's two named lectures. The lecture heralds the place of Christian spirituality as a scholarly field within the theological academy.

Take a Course at General Seminary

Take a Course

Many of our courses are also available to be taken for credit or audit (no-credit). Special rates for alumni are available upon request.

Workshops and Professional Development at GTS

Workshops & Development

General offers workshops and public events which are geared toward ongoing ministerial development. Details coming soon.

Faculty Travel Courses through General Seminary

Faculty Travel Seminars

Students, alumni and friends of General Seminary are encouraged to take part in one of our many travel course opportunities.

Faculty Travel Seminars

Tentative dates for 2017 and 2018


June 2-16, 2017

Canterbury Scholars
with the Rev. Dr. Michael Battle

For students and new clergy (by application and invitation)

June 5-14, 2017

Medieval France and Germany
with the Rev. Dr. Clair McPherson

For students, alumni, board, and outside travels. Brochure »

August 9-16, 2017

South Africa
with the Rev. Dr. Michael Battle

For students, alumni, board, and outside travels


January 8-19, 2018

Holy Land
with the Rev. Dr. Todd Brewer

For students with limited board and alumni availability

January 10-17, 2018

South Africa
with the Rev. Dr. Michael Battle

For students with limited board and alumni availability


Note on availability of credit and cost

Travel courses may be taken for audit or credit. Current fees are listed here.

In addition to the cost of the course, participants are responsible for the cost of travel, including transportation, food and lodging. Each course is packaged differently. Travel arrangements are handled separately from course registration.

Full time, matriculated students are eligible for financial assistance and are expected to participate in a three-hour seminar on Individual Fundraising as part of the self-funding for a portion of each trip.