Pittsburgh Theological Seminary will host the spiritual formation certificate program elective “Spiritual Renewal in the Second Half of Life” March 22-25, 2012. Tammy Wiens Sorge, pastor and former denominational associate for spiritual formation, will lead the course.

The second half of life is an invitation to rest from the frantic search for one’s place in the world and to begin enjoying a new level of spiritual awareness. As human beings we are created to enjoy the presence of the life-giving God, but in the first half of life we are often too preoccupied with issues of identity and vocation to give sufficient attention to our spirituality. As we move into the second half of life, we discover greater freedom to let go of superficial achievements and material values so that we may invest ourselves in a deeper, more authentic relationship with God.

Registration fee is $350 plus housing and meals. Continuing education units are available. Contact the Office of Continuing Education at 412-924-1345 or ConEd@testsite.pts.edu with questions. Learn more.

Wiens Sorge is an ordained teaching elder in the PC(USA). From 2001-2010 she served on the staff of the denominational headquarters in Louisville, Ky. working to develop curriculum and other spiritual formation resources for congregations, including Hungryhearts, The Present Word, and The Register. In 2009 Wiens Sorge returned to school in order to further her studies in spiritual formation and is currently a full-time student in the Ph.D. program at Garrett Seminary in Evanston, Ill.

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.