Ministry Leaders

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.

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My Experience:

Paw Lu


I belong to the Kachin ethnic group in Myanmar. I am now serving as an associate minister at a Baptist church in Kachin State, which is in the northern part of Myanmar.  We have over 7000 church members at my church.

I have been in ministry for over 17 years. I know that in order to lead my congregation effectively, I need more education. I believe that this D.Min. program will enhance my ministry today and into the future.

Learning together with other students from Myanmar has been very valuable for me. I have enjoyed living together. I have also learned from the Shawnee D.Min. students as well.  It is good to be able to appreciate each other’s cultures and ministry experiences.

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