At Perkins School of Theology, the gifts and fruits of theological study and teaching are available not only to those enrolled in its regular courses, but also to others throughout the church and wider community.
Each year more than 1500 persons benefit from Perkins’ public programs such as Ministers Week, which offers lectures and workshops to practicing church professionals; Perkins Theological School for the Laity (formerly Laity Week), which brings together cutting-edge seminary professors with committed laity to study Bible and theology, and Perkins School of Youth Ministry and Children’s Ministry , which help train professionals and volunteers who work with youth and children in the church.
Perkins also operates several centers for theological research and education in service to the church, including Centers for Evangelism and Missional Church Studies, Religious Leadership, Methodist Studies, and The Center for the Study of Latino/a Christianity and Religions, as well as Perkins’ Mexican American Program which has focused on ministry to and with the nation’s Hispanic population since its conception more than 25 years ago.
Perkins also offers a variety of programs for United Methodist church professionals, including certification programs in Church Music, Christian Education and Youth Ministry, and the Course of Study School for United Methodist local pastors.
Download the 2015 Continuing Education events brochure [pdf].