On the way to the preachers’ festival

Indianapolis, January 1, 2014

Catching an 8:30 a.m. flight to a young preachers conference in Indianapolis on New Year’s Day is not a normal way to observe the holiday, but that is my assignment so here I am.  My amiable traveling companions, seminary M.Div. students in the create program, Kimberly White and Matthew Sievert, have already engaged seat companions in theological conversation and befriended another preacher headed toward the conference.  A lost boarding pass did not slow us down much.

Main events begin tomorrow – preaching circles, preaching sessions, preaching workshops, preaching in worship.  Even the young man behind the hotel desk who checked us in confessed a calling to preach!

You’ll be hearing from Kimberly and Matt at a blog on this site as they join me in posting reflections on this experience.  Now to bed.  Happy New year!
Heather Entrekin

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My Experience:

Carolyn Dugan


I started with Central Baptist Theological Seminary in 2010 as a student in the MDiv program. I wasn’t sure then and I am still not sure now what God has planned for me. I have been transitioning from a career in science to a calling in ministry and the experiences, classes and personal relationships I have been a part of with CBTS have helped me in my Camping Ministry with ABC of WI as well as my work in my church as CE Director. I also commute an hour and a half one way to classes each weekend and I have been the recipient of some wonderful hospitality from fellow students. We truly are a community. I am excited to see what is in store and I know I have a great support team!

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