Lifelong Learning

About Lifelong Learning

For leaders of all faith communities we offer educational opportunities to maintain a high level of effectiveness in their ministry through exposure to scholarly advances, information and skills related to the practice of ministry, engagement with contemporary issues of faith and society, and time for worship, renewal, and relaxation.

The centerpiece of the continuing education program for clergy is Ministers Week which brings pastors to campus for three days of inspiring worship, thought-provoking lectures, enriching workshops and a world-class organ recital. This event is not only an opportunity for personal learning and renewal, but also an occasion to connect with colleagues from across the Southwest and beyond.

Specifically designed for lay education but of value to clergy as well, the Stalcup School of Theology for the Laity offers a series of independent, short term learning experiences lead by top scholars from Brite and around the country. These programs are held in local churches, predominately in Dallas where the School originated as part of the ministry of East Dallas Christian Church. SSTL provides adult lay persons a foundation to strengthen the basis of their commitment to Jesus Christ and the church, to learn how to better understand the intersections of life and faith, and how to prepare more effectively for work in service to God and humanity. 

Boundary Training: Healthy Relationships in Ministry

Boundary Training: Healthy Relationships in Ministry
Monday, September 9, 2019 – 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
University Christian Church, 2720 S. University Dr., Fort Worth

Brite Divinity School will offer Boundary Training: Healthy Relationships in Ministry on September 9 from 9:00 to 4:00. This training will cover such things as: discerning the importance of healthy boundaries for building community; identifying behavior in self and others that can potentially compromise healthy relationships; developing professional ethics that sustain ministry; examining the dynamics in communities where clergy misconduct has occurred; and creating strategies for maintaining healthy relationships with self, others, and God. This workshop is intended to meet boundary training criteria for ministerial standing; however, it is the participant’s responsibility to verify with their judicatory whether or not this workshop satisfies professional standing requirements.

A certificate will be given at the end of the workshop for six contact hours of continuing education in boundary training.

The workshop will be led by Dr. Timothy Robinson, Alberta H. and Harold L. Lunger Associate Professor of Spiritual Disciplines and Resources, at Brite and Rev. Christy Drechsel, Regional Executive, Christian Church in the Southwest (Disciples of Christ).

Registration is $20 for the day and does not include lunch.  Online registration is available at For more information call 817.257.7589 or email

Eilene Theilig | 817.257.7582
Director of Lay and Continuing Education