Pittsburgh Theological Seminary will host the semi-annual retreat for church educators, pastors, and Christian education volunteers, Journey Inward Journey Outward Tues., March 22 from 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. This year’s theme is “Where is God in the Dry Places?” with keynoter Bonnie Thurston, spiritual director and adjunct professor at PTS, addressing “Desert Spirituality”.

Participants will also choose to attend one of three workshops. “Streams in the Desert: Letting Grace Flow In and Through Your Life” will be led by Michael Hoyt, pastor of Glenshaw Presbyterian Church, and Lynn Holden, spiritual director, professional counselor, and elder; “Helping Children through Low Times” will be presented by Jana Hall, certified Christian educator; and “Guiding Youth When Life Stinks” will be the topic of discussion with Philip Beck, pastor of First United Presbyterian Church, Tarentum, Pa.

Registration is $25, not including lunch. Participants may buy in the cafeteria or bring their own. Contact the Office of Continuing Education at 412-924-1345 or ConEd@testsite.pts.edu with questions. Learn more or register 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 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.