Ministerial Formation - Unitarian Universalist
Welcome. I am Rev. Ron Robinson, PTS graduate 2001 and Director of Ministerial Formation for Unitarian Universalists at PTS. Thank you for your interest in Phillips Theological Seminary. If you are already a part of our UU community here, or one of our alums, blessings for your presence and upon your journey.
Our purpose is to grow and deepen the UU community at PTS and help your time with us be as meaningful and fruitful as possible.
For a few decades now, Phillips Theological Seminary has been a graduate alma mater to several Unitarian Universalist ministers, lay leaders, and others within our faith community pursuing religious-based vocations.
If you are pursuing a degree, PTS may be your sole destination where courses are taken, or you may augment your studies with coursework taken at other seminaries, or you may often apply PTS courses to your degree work elsewhere. Courses in UU History and Polity, as well as other courses of a broader nature, have been taught at PTS by UU clergy.
PTS has also worked with UU churches in the Tulsa area to provide educational opportunities and lectures in the community.
Also contact me at RevRonRobinson@aol.com
, 918-691-3223, cell; 918-794-4637, office; 918-430-1150, home. If you are unsure about ministerial fellowship, or are pursuing a theological degree for non-ordained ministries, or are interested in non-degree coursework, also feel free to contact me.
I am on the PTS campus most weeks on Tuesdays for chapel and lunch and meetings with students, and also at other times by appointment.
Activities will include opportunities for gatherings and meetings with Unitarian Universalist ministers during the semester, working with you in relationship to the Association's offices for seminarians or for any assistance possible with your studies at PTS, and participating in both PTS activities and UU events.
We are blessed with a wonderful diversity of Unitarian Universalist congregations, and ministers (both parish and community ministers), in the Tulsa area and within driving distance to PTS. These communities will also provide support and connections to you during your seminary studies.
The first Unitarian Church in Tulsa, All Souls, was founded in 1921 and is one of the largest congregations in our Association. See www.allsoulschurch.org
The first Unitarian church in Oklahoma was formed in Oklahoma City in 1893. See www.uuokc.org
Other church communities in the Tulsa and regional area, from which UUs often come to attend PTS, include:
Church of the Restoration in Tulsa, 1314 N. Greenwood, 918-587-1314,
A national organization of UUs, the Unitarian Universalist Christian Fellowship, founded in Boston in 1945, is now housed in the Tulsa area also. See www.uuchristian.org
If you are new to Unitarian Universalism, please see www.uua.org
Phillips Theological Seminary is located in Oklahoma which is in the Southwest Conference of the UUA. See www.swuuc.org
. You may also contact District Executive Rev. Susan Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you, and blessings,
Rev. Ron Robinson