Pittsburgh Theological Seminary will host the 29th annual Teacher Training Workshop Sat., Sept. 22 from 8:15 a.m.- 3:00 p.m. The Revs. Jeff Eddings and Jim Walker, pastors at Hot Metal Bridge Faith Community in Pittsburgh, will be the keynote speakers. The pair will address “Imagination and Creativity in Christian Education.”

Additionally, participants can select from 11 workshops for the morning and afternoon sessions. Topics include:

  • “Imagination and Creativity in Christian Education” - Jim Walker, Pastor, Hot Metal Bridge Faith Community, Pittsburgh, Pa.
  • “Basics of Teaching” - Barbara Gunn, Pastor, Mt. Carmel Baptist Church, North Versailles, Pa.
  • “Using Puppets in Your Church School Programs” - Scott KuechenmeisterHall, Pastor, Nativity Lutheran Church, Gibsonia, Pa.
  • “Clay in the Hands of the Potter: A Spiritual Exploration” - Stephanie Flom, Roster Artist, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, Pittsburgh, Pa.
  • “Using Technology Creatively in the Classroom” - Gregg Hartung, Executive Director, Presbyterian Media Mission, Pittsburgh, Pa.
  • “Beyond the Basics of Teaching” - Barbara Gunn, Pastor, Mt. Carmel Baptist Church, North Versailles, Pa.
  • “Incorporating Music in My Sunday School Class” - Dwayne C. Fulton, Minister of Music and Fine Arts, Mt. Ararat Baptist Church, Pittsburgh, Pa.
  • “Developing a Thematic Approach to Curriculum” - Heather Richardson, Retired Sunday School Director, Korean United Presbyterian Church of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pa.
  • “The Creative Classroom” - Vera White, Former Director of New Church Development, Stewardship, and Commission on Ministry, Pittsburgh Presbytery, Pittsburgh, Pa.
  • “Visual Arts in the Classroom” - Suzanne Bailey, Retired School Psychologist, Educator, and Art Therapist, Pittsburgh, Pa.
  • “Youth and Social Media” - Deirdre King Hainsworth, Assistant Professor of Ethics and Director of the Center for Business, Religion and Public Life, PTS

Registration fee, which includes lunch, is $25 before Sept. 7 and $30 after Sept. 7. Limited scholarship aid is available.Contact the Office of Continuing Education at 412-924-1345 or ConEd@testsite.pts.edu to register or apply for aid. Registration is also accepted online.

Pittsburgh Theological Seminary is a graduate professional institution of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A). Founded in 1794, the Seminary is located in Pittsburgh, Pa. and approximately 310 students are enrolled yearly in the degree programs. The Seminary prepares leaders who proclaim with great joy God’s message of good news in both word and deed. PTS is rooted in the Reformed history of faithfulness to Scripture and commitment to the Gospel of Jesus Christ.