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 vocation of the “pastor-theologian” is one that appeals deeply to my personal sense of calling. I have never felt particularly gifted as a “shepherd pastor,” or a “CEO pastor,” but have always had an abiding spiritual curiosity that has led me to seek God both intellectually and in community. Working on a Master of Arts in Theological Studies degree at Central gave me the valuable freedom to explore theology and biblical studies more deeply than I could have imagined. I not only learned how to conduct research in my field of New Testament studies, but I learned how to better form my own questions in search of answers. Central helped me to realize my own vision of making biblical scholarship accessible to the local parish, a vision that I hope to carry well into my future.”