Pittsburgh Theological Seminary will host the semi-annual retreat for church educators, pastors, and Christian education volunteers—Journey Inward Journey Outward—Thurs., Nov. 4 from 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Sheldon Sorge, pastor to the Pittsburgh Presbytery, will present “Nurturing the Spiritual Life of Your Church Family”.

In addition to the keynote lecture by Sorge, participants will attend their choice of three workshops. Topics include “Dissatisfied with Pre-Packaged Lenten Programs?” led by Vance (Trip) Torbert, senior minister, and Michelle Wahila, associate minister, Third Presbyterian Church, Pittsburgh, Pa.; “Encouraging Spiritual Life Within Your Family” led by Rebecca Cole-Turner, spiritual director and author; and “Building Bridges to Adult Membership” led by Brian Wallace, associate pastor, Hampton Presbyterian Church, Gibsonia, Pa.

Sorge serves as pastor to Pittsburgh Presbytery. He received his bachelor’s from Roberts Wesleyan College, master’s from Duke University, and doctorate in theology and ethics from Duke University. Prior to his current role, Sheldon served in several pastoral parish positions in North Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia, as well as teaching positions at King College and Louisville and Dubuque Seminaries. He served on the staff of the General Assembly of the PC(USA) and was the associate director of the Louisville Institute at Louisville Seminary, Louisville, Ky.

Registration fee is $25 and does not include lunch. An onsite cafeteria offers inexpensive options or participants can bring a lunch. Register and pay online.

Contact the Office of Continuing Education at 412-924-1345 or ConEd@testsite.pts.edu with questions.

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.