Pittsburgh Theological Seminary has been recognized for its commitment toward continuing education. In a recent study of the best places for baby boomers to retire, NerdWallet—a financial literacy and consumer advocacy website—ranked Pittsburgh number one. The list of best metro areas for baby boomers was based on the area’s cost of living, healthcare access, public transportation, and demographics.

“It’s no surprise that Pittsburgh ranks high on our list,” said Divya Raghavan, analyst, NerdWallet. “The area is very adult-friendly and institutions such as Pittsburgh Theological Seminary provide the resources needed for lifelong learning opportunities.”

Designed to meet the needs of clergy and laity, the Continuing Education program at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary offers a basic core of events complemented by contemporary topics. For men and women engaged in professional ministry, updating their skills and knowledge under the leadership of Seminary faculty members and visiting professors can provide extremely important life lessons.

The study specifically highlighted the Seminary’s Certificate in Spiritual Formation. For almost two decades, this cooperative program with Columbia Theology Seminary (Decatur, Ga.) has offered more than 600 laypersons and pastors the opportunity to enter more deeply into the life of the Spirit. Completion of this challenging program involves participation in an Immersion Weekend Experience, six elective courses, a practicum, and a pilgrimage. Upcoming classes in this program include “Eastern Christian Spirituality,” “Seeing with the Eyes of Faith: Visual Art as an Entry to Prayer,” and “Monastic Wisdom and Practice for Non-Monks.” Additional information is available online.

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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 more than 300 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.