Continuous Growth

Clergy who thrive in their ministry seek continuous growth.


New Practices

Thriving clergy apply new practices that bring vitality to the communities they serve.


Expanded Capabilities

Thriving clergy continually pursue learning that expands their distinctive capabilities.

They are like trees
planted by streams of water,
bearing fruit in due season,
with leaves that do not wither;
everything they do shall prosper.


-Psalm 1:3a NRSV


Thriving in Ministry is one of many programs offered by Lifelong Learning at Virginia Theological Seminar to support lay and ordained people in their ministries.  It is funded by the Lilly Endowment, Inc.