The Seminary's Office of Continuing Education will host “Spirit-Led Living - The Way Forward” Sept. 20-25. The Rev. Dr. Timothy Geoffrion, co-founder and president of Faith, Hope, and Love Global Ministries, will lead this spiritual formation elective.

This class will draw on insights from the instructor’s 500-mile pilgrimage across northern Spain, and his recent book, One Step at a Time: A Pilgrim's Guide to Spirit-Led Living (Alban 2008). It will offer an opportunity for spiritual renewal and guidance on how to know God better and to experience transformation in every aspect of our lives. Special consideration will be given to pastors and other spiritual leaders who want to help others grow spiritually as well.

Continuing Education units plus certificate credit is available. Cost is $350 plus housing and meals. Limited on-campus housing is available. To register contact the Office of Continuing Education at 412-924-1345 or

As a teaching minister and spiritual life coach on four different continents, Geoffrion works with pastors, leaders, seminarians, and other motivated individuals to help them to go deeper spiritually and to serve Christ more effectively in their particular callings. His ministry has taken him to such diverse places as Myanmar (Burma); the Democratic Republic of Congo; Chartres, France; and, most recently, Princeton Theological Seminary. He has developed special tools for personal and professional growth, and teaches frequently on spiritual vitality for life and leadership. Geoffrion is an ordained minister, with a doctorate in New Testament Studies. He has served as a church pastor; a college and seminary professor; and as the Executive Director and President of Family Hope Services/TreeHouse in Plymouth, Minn., a Christian-based nonprofit agency. His most recent publications include The Spirit-Led Leader: Nine Leadership Practices and Soul Principles (Alban 2005) and One Stepat a Time: A Pilgrim’s Guide to Spirit-Led Leading (Alban 2008).

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.