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Samuel Dewitt Proctor School of Theology
Continuing Education

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. To maintain the integrity of the Evans-Smith program, it is suggested that graduates use the following guide when referring to the program in resumes, biographical data, etc.:

(Name) is a graduate of the Evans-Smith Leadership Training Institute, having received a Continuing Education Certificate in
(identify the certificate area) from the Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology.

Some schools will recognize Continuing Education Units and grant advanced standing to persons seeking enrollment. Since
Evans-Smith awards CEUs as the measurement criteria, persons desiring to enroll in other academic institutions are advised to contact
the registrar of the school in question for information on that institution’s policy regarding acceptance of CEUs.


Annual Church Leadership Conference
An event held each March offering opportunities for church leaders to enhance skills in ministry.
March 12, 2016 - “Who Am I? A Conversation on Christian Identity and Service”
Church Leadership Conference Registration Form

John Malcus Ellison - Miles Jerome Jones Convocation
Held each November as time for alumni, students, and church leaders to gather for formal and informal reflection around a theme dealing with social, theological and/or ethical focus.  
>> 2015 John Malcus Ellison -Miles Jerome Jones Convocation Information


Evans-Smith in the Local Church
A program titled Ministry Empowerment allowing the local church to become  the site for education and training. Curriculum is based on need and interest as determined by the pastor and church. The program operates according to the regular Evans-Smith guidelines. Authorized courses are taught by qualified instructors approved by STVU. The curriculum and materials are approved by the
School of Theology. Courses approved for instruction may become part of the Evans-Smith Certificate Program at one of the regular Evans-Smith sites around the State.

NOTE: CEUs earned at any of the above events may be applied to a regular Evans-Smith Leadership Training Institute Certificate. In addition,CEUs earned at the BGC Annual Session may also be applied to the Evans-Smith Certificate.

The Evans-Smith Leadership Training Program

* Program Brochure
* Local Training Sites- See page 13 of Program Brochure


The Ministry Empowerment Seminar Track
Contact 804-354-5923 for information  

Pastors' Enrichment Program
Contact 804-354-5923 for information  

National Centers (Statewide Centers)
Contact 804-354-5923 for information