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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.



We believe we learn best in community and that we grow best when community is diverse.


We craft events focused on active, experiential models of learning and on content that is relevant to the changing landscape of ministry. We recognize the need for old and new ways of being church.


We believe that everyone is creative and that innovation can be taught and learned. We tend to the creative spirit by incorporating music, art, and narrative into our events.


From 1-hour webinars to weeklong intensives, you'll find plenty to stimulate your growth.

Public Lectures

Experts on many areas of faith speak regularly at Austin Seminary

Online Learning

Workshops, certificate programs, webinars, and other online resources

Collaborative Learning

Sometimes a village is what you need.

Non-Degree Courses

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

Programmas 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 Programs, Education Beyond the Walls

Mikala McFerren

Administrative Assistant, Education Beyond the Walls

Monica Tornoe

Director of Latinx Learning