About Us

Central prepares women and men for seeking God, shaping church and serving humanity.

This is the mission of Central. Our vision is to be a leading seminary that offers innovative theological education and effective ministry formation in a global context. With over 500 students in a variety of educational programs, Central is finding a variety of ways to prepare those God is calling to special service in our world today.

We are grateful for the support of many faithful friends who make our mission possible through prayers and ongoing financial support.

There are two particular emphases that are currently focusing our ongoing mission: Congregational Health and Global Christianity.

Throughout the pages of our website, we invite you to learn more about Central.  We have a long history and yet find ourselves moving in many new and exciting ways as the Spirit refocuses us for the future.  At Central we value:

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My Experience:

Alexandra Mueller


I’m from Overland Park and in my last year of the Masters of Divinity Foundations program. I have appreciated that Central is concerned with us as whole people and is purposeful in equipping us as ethical, caring, conscientious and knowledgeable pastors. The courses have been academically rigorous, but also have required us to put our hearts and actions under a microscope. Being in classes with people from such diverse denominations, theological viewpoints, cultures and life experiences has also deepened and enriched the experience. Central has been a place of learning, training and stretching, and I couldn’t be more grateful for my time here.

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