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Lifelong Learning

Education Beyond the Walls (EBW), our lifelong learning program, creates transformative theological learning experiences for ministers, teachers, healers, and community members who want to nourish their minds, hearts, and spirits.



EBW is offering many online workshops throughout the fall 2021 semester.

Practicing Theology in Public

How should we live together? What can unite us in hope?

Public Lectures

Experts on many areas of faith speak regularly at Austin Seminary.

Online Learning

Workshops, certificate programs, webinars, and other online resources

Non-Degree Courses

Try out seminary or just indulge your passion for learning—without the final!

Programas en Español

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Meet our Team

Melissa Wiginton

Vice President for Education Beyond the Walls, Research Professor in Methodist Studies

Martha Lynn Coon

Director of Congregational Innovation, Education Beyond the Walls

Rev. Erica Knisely

Director of Educational Design, Education Beyond the Walls

Mikala McFerren

Program Coordinator, Education Beyond the Walls

Monica Tornoe

Director of Latino/a Programs