Pittsburgh Theological Seminary will kick-off the Pneuma Spiritual Direction and Leadership Certificate Program August 27-29. The first group meets for a two-day retreat during which time they will be introduced to the new two-year program.

The program offers educational and supervised training of pastors and laity in the dynamics of the Spiritual Exercises of Ignatius Loyola while engaging in Reformed, Catholic, and other diverse theological perspectives on growth in faith and the Christian life.

Participants select between two tracks: Spiritual Direction or Spiritual Leadership. Spiritual Direction emphasizes ministry with individuals and small groups while Spiritual Leadership emphasizes ministry with groups and larger institutions such as congregations, judicatories, non-profits, or corporations.

To learn more about the program, visit www.testsite.pts.edu/pneuma or contact Dr. Martha Robbins, director of Pneuma, at 412-924-1423 or mrobbins@testsite.pts.edu.

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 320 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.