Lifelong Learning

Lifelong Learning

At CTS, we believe that learning is a lifelong journey, and we’re committed to providing a welcoming and supportive environment where you can continue to grow and thrive at any stage of life. Whether you’re looking to deepen your faith, explore new areas of study, or develop new skills, we offer a variety of options to support your lifelong learning journey. Our programs include individual courses for credit or audit, as well as non-degree programs designed to provide a more comprehensive learning experience. Through engaging coursework, dynamic lectures, and thought-provoking discussions, you’ll have the opportunity to connect with a diverse community of learners and discover new insights that will enrich your personal and professional growth. We invite you to explore our programs and discover the possibilities of lifelong learning at CTS.

Individual Courses

To enroll in a CTS course as a Lifelong Learner, you’ll need to apply each semester in order to allow for instructor approval. You can browse our course schedules and catalogs to see what’s available below, and if you have questions, feel free to contact the Registrar for assistance.


To enroll in a single course for credit or to audit the course, please visit our Admissions page and complete the application process for individual courses. There you will find additional information about the application process, application deadlines, and the fees associated with individual courses. Please note, some courses are not available for audit. If you have any questions, please contact the Registrar.

Admission Requirements
Courses for Credit

  • Bachelor’s degree from regionally accredited school
Auditing Courses

  • There are no specific requirements for auditing courses at CTS. Anyone who wishes to audit a course may do so by registering and paying the required fees.

Students who have completed courses for credit can request a copy of their course transcript(s) by visiting our Registrar page.

Basic Calendar

2024-25 CTS Academic Calendar (Basic) Download

2023-24 CTS Academic Calendar (Basic) Download

Detailed Calendar

2023-24 CTS Academic Calendar (Detailed) Download

2022-23 CTS Academic Calendar (Detailed) Download

Spring Schedule

Spring 2024 CTS Course Schedule Download

Spring 2023 CTS Course Schedule Download

Summer Schedule

Summer 2024 CTS Course Schedule Download

Summer 2023 CTS Course Schedule Download

Fall Schedule

Fall 2024 CTS Course Schedule Download

Fall 2023 CTS Course Schedule Download

Course Catalog 2024-2025 Download

Course Catalog 2022-2023 Download

Course Catalog 2023-2024 Download

Course Catalog 2021-2022 Download

Please note that students can access the most up to date versions here on Populi.

Ready to Apply for Individual Courses?

Non-Degree Programs

Open to All

Registration/Applications found on each respective Non-Degree Program page.

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Skills for Flourishing Congregations

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“We never learned this in seminary.” How many times does a pastor and church leader say this? While formal theological degree programs provide an excellent foundation, the fast-paced world of ministry makes it necessary for clergy and laypeople to continually evolve their skills to keep churches healthy and flourishing.  Partnering with expert instructors, CTS has created these skills-based opportunities for continuing education that help leaders stay nimble and up to date in a rapidly changing ministry environment.

Our Life in Common Series

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Theology plays a powerful role in our shared experience. Good theology breathes life into our communities. Likewise, bad—or perhaps misguided—theology can foster intolerance and injustice. While many people worship in churches where they can critically examine their own thinking about God, these discussions can move beyond church walls to truly impact every person in our community. For that reason, we’ve launched the Our Life in Common Series as a space to have meaningful discussion and exploration about faith, humanity, ethics, and other relevant topics.

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Compelling Preaching Initiative

Christian Theological Seminary’s Compelling Preaching Initiative is an 18-month certificate program for Exemplar preachers to engage in a cohort model as they learn about the theology and pedagogy of teaching and preaching while further developing their own preaching method. The certificate program includes a mentorship component in which the Exemplars will mentor and coach aspiring preachers called Apprentices.

CE Opportunities

CTS hosts several annual events that provide opportunities to earn CE hours including the Spirituality and Psychotherapy Conference and the ISPT Master Clinician Workshop. Please check out these examples of past events or head to our Events page for upcoming opportunities.

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