Central Baptist Theological Seminary has a vision for collaborative and transformative relationships with churches, as well as to provide excellent ministry preparation. To that end, the seminary endeavors to be a resource for ministry leaders.
The recently renovated, state-of-the-art library is available for personal study and small meetings. In addition to its traditional book and periodical collection, visitors will want to visit the developing Des Peres collection of resources for congregational health or the Yang collection on global christianity. Online library resources are available for current students and Central alumni/ae.
Faculty and staff are considered to be among the seminary’s greatest assets. Courses are available for lifelong learning , including the recently developed FOUNDATIONS ministry certificate program. Resource pages created by Central faculty and staff are available for download.
Central Seminary has a tradition of providing quality continuing education events as well. Current Faculty, as well as excellent speakers from sister organizations, provide timely content for ministry leaders and others interested theological issues. Watch here for information and registration for these events.
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.