A Vision for the Future Conference

Union Presbyterian Seminary Hosts Dialogue on the Future of Theological Education


The challenges facing today’s church are many. Union Presbyterian Seminary is committed to uncovering the answers to those challenges. On September 26 and 27, the Vision for the Future Conference will be held on UPSem’s Richmond campus where church leaders from across the country will share their experience-based expertise on the knowledge and skill-sets necessary for ministry in the church of the 21st Century.


 “Our academic excellence has been effective in equipping church leaders for the past 200 years but as the church continues to evolve, the seminary must adopt new thinking in responding to the needs of the church,” said Richard Wong, vice president of advancement.  “To be relevant to the once and future body of Christ, we encourage an open dialogue between church leaders, the seminary, and our partners in theological education.”  

In addition, Union Presbyterian Seminary will share its strategic vision in shaping the next generation of church leaders. The seminary’s efforts are designed to train students for modern ministry in the areas of preaching and worship, community building, congregation revitalizating, mission efforts, and engaging a church that is becoming increasingly diverse.


Pastors, educators, and lay leaders from all fields of ministry are welcomed to participate with a special emphasis on inviting young lay leaders from local congregations.

The conference and meals are free. Continuing education opportunities after the conference are available in the areas of church development, evangelism, entrepreneurship and conflict resolution. To register for the conference please go to: www.regonline.com/churchsummit