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Samuel Dewitt Proctor School of Theology
Continuing Education

The Center for Lifelong Learning and Leadership (CL3) 

Kingsley Hall, Suite 305 & 306
1500 N. Lombardy Street, Richmond, VA  23220-1711

The Center for Lifelong Learning and Leadership (CL3) is an advocate for church leaders. Consistent with the mission of the Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology of Virginia Union University. The Center promotes the importance of lifelong learning for church leaders as a means to a healthy and sustainable congregational life. The Center accomplishes this through its partnership with the Baptist General Convention of Virginia.

The unit of measurement used to certify satisfactory performance in the program is the Continuing Education Unit (CEU). The CEU is the nationally recognized and standardized measure for performance in similar programs of education and training. One CEU is defined as: “ten contact hours of participation in an organized continuing education experience under responsible sponsorship, capable direction and qualified instruction.”

From its inception, the intent was to offer educational opportunities to persons who, for some reason, would not matriculate in a four-year program of academic study leading to a baccalaureate degree. The CEU was deemed the appropriate measuring criteria. 


Annual Church Leadership Conference:
An event held each March offering inspirational workshops and seminars that will resource and enhance ministry in local congregations and beyond.
Saturday, March 11, 2017 Conference Theme: “What is My Reasonable Sacrifice? A Conversation on Christian Commitment”. Watch for more details on our website in January 2017

The Evans-Smith Institute of Church Leadership

The Institute offers educational opportunities for learners and leaders, empowering and equipping persons for ministry in the 21st century. Course curriculum, materials. and qualified instructors are approved by The Center for Lifelong Learning & Leadership director and a team of consultants.

New Certificate Track Offerings Beginning September 2017

Ministry Empowerment Track – MET
Church Leadership and Administration
Christian Studies
Congregational Care and Grief Ministry
Christian Education
The Institute of Black Sacred Music

Click here for more information about our new track offerings.

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