Pittsburgh Theological Seminary will host the 28th annual Teacher Training Workshop Sat., Sept. 24 from 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Keynote speaker Kathy Dawson, associate professor of Christian education at Columbia Theological Seminary, will present “Building Blocks of Faith.” In addition to the keynote addresses, participants will attend two afternoon workshops of their choice.

The annual Teacher Training Workshop offers information and instruction for teachers of all grade levels. In addition to the keynote presentation, workshops will be offered on a variety of topics aimed at both new and seasoned teachers. This greatly loved fall workshop is co-sponsored by Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, Pittsburgh Presbytery, and Mt. Ararat Baptist Church.

Contact the Office of Continuing Education at 412-924-1345 or ConEd@testsite.pts.edu to register for this event. Before Sept. 8, the fee is $20 and includes lunch; after Sept. 8 is $25 and includes lunch; after Sept. 19 is $25 and does not include lunch. Download the event brochure.

Kathy Dawson often describes her religious upbringing as being baptized in the Congregational Church, confirmed in the United Methodist Church, and ordained in the Presbyterian Church (USA). She is also a proud Certified Educator as of 1996. Kathy currently serves as associate professor of Christian education at Columbia Theological Seminary and is active in her home congregation of Oakhurst Presbyterian Church in Decatur, Ga. Her alma maters include California State University, Long Beach (B.A. with elementary teaching certificate), Presbyterian School of Christian Education (M.A.), Columbia Theological Seminary (M.Div.), and Princeton Theological Seminary (Ph.D.). She often jokes that she was making a tour of Presbyterian theological schools, but ran out of degree programs.

Her writings include Confessing Faith: A Guide to Confirmation in the Presbyterian Church, “When Does Faith Begin?” in Children Among Us: Foundations in Children’s Ministries, and she has been the co-editor of the online journal @At This Point (www.atthispoint.net).

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.