A Balm in Gilead:
Toward a Theology of Healing and Wholeness
We are no longer accepting applications for 2015 BTLI. Please consider applying next year.
Princeton Theological Seminary is pleased to announce the 3rd Annual Black Theology and Leadership Institute scheduled for July 11-‐18, 2015. Our theme this summer is A Balm in Gilead: Toward a Theology of Healing and Wholeness for the Black Church.
The Black Theology and Leadership Institute (BTLI) is a weeklong intensive continuing education event for clergy and laity for training, worship, and fellowship. The institute is designed for clergy and lay leaders who would like to deepen their thinking and preaching by learning from preeminent scholars of theology and religion. All are urged to apply, including those who may not have formal theological training. The Institute is limited to 50 fellows.
Fellows will have a week to think deeply about theology and leadership through robust academics and thoughtful discernment. The demanding schedule includes:
- In-depth Orientation of the week
- Plenaries on key theological doctrines on social justice
- A one-day immersion on Leadership
- Access to Princeton Seminary’s world-renowned libraries and generous study time
- Daily Q&A
- Guided discussions in cohort groups
- Worship and intimate mentorship experiences
Particular to the Black Theology and Leadership Institute is an emphasis on direct mentorship from outstanding church, civic, and academic experts. Time will be set aside for one-on-one appointments as well as deliberate moments in the schedule for networking and fellowship.