One-hundred fifty years ago, CTS identified a need to provide on-going opportunities for graduates to continue studying with our faculty – and each other. That tradition is alive and well today.
In the spring of each year, CTS hosts an annual conference for alumni/ae as well as clergy and laypersons from all walks of life. Our Ministerial Institute is born out of our commitment to preparing clergy and lay leaders for social transformation. For information on this year's conference and registration information, click here.
Twice a year, in advance of Lent and Advent, clergy and other people of faith gather for a day of study, reflection and fellowship. This is a resource for pastors preparing to preach sermons on the texts, as well as laypeople looking to grow in their knowledge of scriptures. It's a day full of stimulating lecture content and provocative conversation. Read more about this year's Lenten Workshop.
As part of an emerging effort to better meet the needs of our constituency and expand access to our leading edge faculty, CTS offers courses online. Students do not need to be enrolled in a degree program to take online courses. What’s more, CTS alums may audit courses at a reduced rate. Learn more about the courses being offered.
Chicago Theological Seminary hosts a number of public lectures during the year. Many are sponsored by our Academic Centers and others by on-campus seminary groups, such as the annual C. Shelby Rooks Lecture held in the fall by the Center for the Study of Black Faith and Life and the Gilberto Castañeda Lecture held in the spring, sponsored by the LGBTQ Religious Studies Center. There is also a series of “Fireside Chats” which bring together community thinkers/leaders/activists for dialogue.