Continuing Education


The School of Theology hosts a year-round series of lectures. Lectures at the School of Theology are made possible by these funds:

  • The Beattie and Arrington Lectures are given in alternate years and usually focus on scholarly topics.
  • The Arrington Lectures have been funded by Cornelia G. C. Arrington as "a Thank Offering for four John White Arringtons."
  • The Bayard Hale Jones Memorial Lectureship in liturgics was established by Emily S. Jones.
  • The Belford Lecture has been endowed in honor of the Rev. Dr. Lee Archer Belford, on topics in Christian/Jewish relations. The DuBose Lectures are held in the fall. Endowed by an initial gift from the Rev. Jack C. Graves and substantially increased by a gift from Miss Margaret (Peggy) A. Chisholm of Laurel, Miss., and New York City, the lectures memorialize William Porcher DuBose, second dean of the School of Theology. These lectures, along with continuing education workshops, focus annually on a topic of wide appeal in the church.

Videos of many of our past lectures may be viewed here.

In-residence Program

The School of Theology offers both a bishop-in-residence program and a fellow-in-residence program.


Participants in the bishops-in-residence program spend one week at The School of Theology for a time of reflection, recreation, study, and spiritual renewal. They participate as fully as they choose in the life of the community. Although there is no formal program, bishops frequently celebrate, preach, lecture, or otherwise share their experiences and insights with the seminary. Participation is via invitation.


Fellows-in-residence are clergy and laity who spend two weeks at The School of Theology for a time of reflection, recreation, study, and sharing in community. While there is no formal program, fellows are provided with faculty consultants, if they so desire, and opportunities to attend classes and other University events.

The School of Theology is now accepting applications for the fellows-in-residence program. Fellows visit for two weeks to pursue their own programs of academic study and spiritual refreshment, and to share in the seminary community. There is space for three fellows in each term. Each successful applicant receives a $500 fellowship and faculty supervision.

Dates for the next sessions:

Oct. 22–Nov. 2, 2018

Feb. 11–22, 2019

Application deadline for both of these dates: June 1, 2018

To apply, please send the following required documents:
1. Curriculum vitae
2. Dates preferred
3. 500–600 word statement about your project

You may email your letter of application along with the above to Sarah Limbaugh at