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Learning Opportunities

All of us in the Andover Newton community believe that theological education is a life-long enterprise.

  • For clergy we know that it is impossible to learn all that one needs to learn and master all the skills that are required in 3 (or even 40!) years of seminary.
  • For lay leaders we know that there is an enormous hunger to be better prepared for the responsibilities you have accepted in being a disciple of Jesus Christ (from being a Deacon or a Sunday School teacher to your ministry at home, at work or in the community).
  • Then too, there are hundreds of thousands of folks who are on their own spiritual journey and are eager to find opportunities to learn and grow in their faith.

In response to each of you we offer wonderful programs to enrich your work and faith.

For clergy we offer the Minister in The Vicinity (MIV) program, which enables you to sit in on our courses at a dramatically reduced rate.

For laity there is the Lay Auditors program, which gives you access to courses on our campus.

Both clergy and laity will find challenge, enrichment and opportunity for growth through LEARN -- the Local Education and Renewal Network. LEARN provides on-line seminars on different topics and at different levels, bringing the resources of Andover Newton directly into your own home.

For everyone who is interested in issues of interfaith dialogue and the positive contributions Christians, Jews and Muslims can make in addressing some of the most difficult public issues of our time there is the Interreligious Center for Public Life.

For our own students and for the general public the nation’s leading consortium of seminaries, the Boston Theological Institute, regularly offers outstanding forums, workshops and travel opportunities.

Updated February 27, 2008