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.
The Nashville cohort just completed our first class with Dr. Molly T. Marshall at Conception Abbey and I am still processing all that transpired in my heart during that time. Being at the Abbey allowed us to share our stories and get to know one another in a way that enabled community to happen. The rhythm of prayer and quietude inspired the kind of contemplation introduced to us in the books we read in preparation for the class. Dr. Marshall’s focused discussion about creativity and spirituality enabled us to consider the road ahead and how we will practice spirituality as a community and as individual ministers in the work we do. I am honored and thrilled to be a part of the CBTS community. It is just the beginning and I am excited about what lies ahead!