For over 120 years, Central Seminary, headquartered in the Kansas City metropolitan area, has lived out its mission, equipping and empowering present and future ministry leaders to serve God, humanity, and all creation.
Through innovative programs and expert faculty, students are prepared to craft compelling visions of love and hope, to lead in times of change, and to form community through sharing and healing.
At Central, students become transformative leaders with a distinctive creative vision. Each is called to live a more meaning-full and dynamic life through prayer, compassionate work and empathic action.
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Central offers many Diploma, Master's and Doctoral degrees fully in Korean. Learn more about this unique program offering.
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Yonga 'Joy' Choi, MDiv '21, and LeAundra Stewart-Boyice, MDiv '21, are currently serving as Coaches-in-Training with Central Seminary's Reshaping Church: Thriving Congregations project. 최용아(조이)와 LeAundra Stewart-Boyice 는 2021년도 목회신학석사과정 졸업자로서 현재 ‘건강한 교회로 성장하기 프로젝트’라는 주제로 진행중인 센트럴 신학대학원의 교회변화 프로그램에서 코치훈련생으로서 섬기고 있습니다. Why did you choose Central's MDiv program? 왜 센트럴의 목회신학석사과정을 선택하셨습니까? LeAundra...
Rev. Walter Lanier is a recipient of Central Seminary’s 2021 Alumni Award for Ministry Excellence. Rev. Lanier is a 2011 Master of Divinity graduate who currently pastors Progressive Baptist Church Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He carries many roles within his community including pastor, community leader, lawyer, father, and husband. He is a tireless advocate for justice in...
Rev. Soozi Whitten Ford is a recipient of Central Seminary’s 2021 Alumni Award for Ministry Excellence. Rev. Ford is a 1982 Master of Divinity graduate who very recently retired from her role as Executive Minister of the American Baptist Churches of Indiana/Kentucky after serving over 40 years in congregational and denominational ministries, including at Mid-American...
사람은 때가 되면 죽는다는 사실은 상식이고 모두 인지하고 있다. 오늘도 널싱 홈(Nursing Home)에 들어가서 기도드렸는데 뭔가 이상해서 자세히 들여다보니 금방 돌아가시었다. 목 옆으로 맥박이 뛰질 않아 급히 간호사에게 말해 주었더니 영어로 'Expired' 되었다고 한다. 사람이 죽으면 주로 'Passed away'라는 말을 쓰는데 참 생소한 느낌이 들었다. 물건이 날짜가 지나면 'Expired'라는 용어를 쓰지만 돌아가신 분에게 미국 간호사들은 가끔...
This article was published by Baptist News Global on January 18, 2022 and was re-published by Central Seminary with permission. This is the second in a series based on new research by Pam Durso and Carol McEntyre conducted among Baptist pastors who have left their congregations during the pandemic. The recent surge of COVID cases led one of...
Dear Friends: We are delighted to inform you that a team led by Dan and Sharon Buttry will be conducting another intensive 10-day Training of Conflict Transformation Trainers (TCTT) at Central Baptist Theological Seminary (CBTS) in Shawnee, Kansas on August 2-11, 2022. The Buttry Center for Peace and Nonviolence is able to offer this program...