Neighborhood Seminary

A two-year non-credit theological education program open to lay persons aged 18 to 108 who have a desire to engage God’s mission in the world. 

About Neighborhood Seminary

Neighborhood Seminary connects people and places with God’s loving activity in the world. With an integrated team of scholars, church leaders, community practitioners, and trained spiritual directors, Neighborhood Seminary equips you to minister in your home, neighborhood, workplace, and community through robust missional, spiritual, theological, and practical formation.
This learning is built upon the premise of John 1:14. 
The Word became flesh and blood and moved into the neighborhood. (MSG)

You are currently on the website for Neighborhood Seminary in Northern Virginia, birthed from and managed by Neighborhood Seminary in North Carolina. Learn more about Neighborhood Seminary here.  

Head

  • Collaborative learning with teaching teams of practitioners and scholars

  • Accessible for lay people while built upon solid research and practice

  • Uses a variety of teaching methods because people learn in different ways

Collaborative Education

Three team-taught courses per year with innovative scholars and gifted local practitioners.

Heart

  • Practicing deep listening to God, others, and world in a posture of compassion
  • Attending to personal growth through time tested spiritual practices.
  • Large and small group experience with trained spiritual directors.

Spiritual Formation

Regular sessions with trained spiritual directors in large and small group gatherings.

Hands

  • Working with missional innovators to learn to see as Jesus sees.

  • Building relationships with fellow learners, neighbors, and strangers.

  • Developing the senses to see and appreciate the gifts in ourselves and others.

Community Engagement

Experience with innovative local practitioners and neighborhood ministries

Neighborhood Seminary 
Faculty

Neighborhood Seminary provides robust missional, spiritual, theological, and practical formation to equip people to minister in their home, neighborhood, workplace, and community. The program is led by an integrated team of scholars, church leaders, community practitioners, and trained spiritual directors.

Rev. Brian Brown

Neighborhood Resurrection I, Year 1

Rev. Lynne Caldwell

Neighborhood Leaders II, Year 2

Rev. Larry Duggins

Neighborhood Exegesis I, Year 1

Rev. Dr. Elaine Heath

Neighborhood Theology I, Year 1

Neighborhood Shalom I, Year 2

Rev. Keary Kincannon

Neighborhood Theology II, Year 1

Rev. Michael Slaughter

Neighborhood Resurrection II, Year 1
Neighborhood Leaders I, Year 2

Kimberly Young

Neighborhood Exegesis II, Year 1

Cynthia Lopynski

Administrative Coordinator

Rev. Janet Salbert

Regional Spiritual Director

 Testimonials

Anna

is integrating a holistic and theologically—wise approach to his medical practice.

“It has changed the way I am working with my patients and their families.”

Zach

is integrating a holistic and theologically—wise approach to his medical practice.

Tammy

has started a medical supply ministry in her rural neighborhood, using networks of local churches and businesses.<br />

 

 

Our first Northern Virginia Neighborhood Seminary cohort has completed their two-year session and has graduated. At this time Northern Virginia does not have an active cohort. To learn about Neighborhood Seminary on a national level visit: Neighborhood Seminary

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