Pittsburgh Theological Seminary will host two online classes beginning in January. Wayne A. Yost, general presbyter of the Presbytery of Kiskiminetas, will lead “Unexpected Surprises in Your First Congregation.” Erin S. Cox-Holmes, executive presbyter of Donegal Presbytery, will present “Beyond Bullet Points (Part I).” Both classes will be held Jan. 7- March 1, 2013.

Seminaries can only teach so much. In your first congregation (and sometimes in later ones!), issues and problems are likely to arise that were not in your textbooks or class notes. In “Unexpected Surprises in Your First Congregation,” participants will have the opportunity not only to consider the kinds of major issues and problems that appear most frequently but also to discuss topics that they and others in the course wish to raise.

“Beyond Bullet Points (Part I)” will discuss the visual culture in which we live and how that affects preaching. It will cover the technical basics that anyone with a computer can do in order to use images with sermons. We will start with the “Why?” and move on to the beginnings of “How?” This course is the first of two on this theme.

Registration fee is $195 per class. Contact the Office of Continuing Education at 412-924-1345 or ConEd@testsite.pts.edu with questions. Register and learn more 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 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.