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Students become transformative leaders with a distinctive, creative vision in the emerging, global Christian community. Each is called to live a more meaning-full and dynamic life through prayer, compassionate work and empathic action.

Central Seminary Programs

For over 100 years, Central Seminary 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. Join our learning community. Find your place.


Lifelong Learning
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Educational opportunities exist for anyone wanting to explore their faith for personal and spiritual formation. Audit a class or participate in a workshop to enhance your knowledge.

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Our team at Central Seminary is ready to help you. Complete the contact form to let us know you are interested in learning more about our school and programs. One of our team members will be happy to discuss your educational needs and vocational goals. Whatever educational background you bring, we can help you find the right pathway to your goals.


Alumni Spotlight: Jeremy Spencer, M.Div. '83

Rev. Dr. Jeremy L. Spencer serves as pastor of Odessa Baptist Church in Odessa, NY 1.  What was your life or faith or ministry journey before coming to seminary and how did you decide to attend Central? I grew up in the home of an American Baptist minister who served small churches in the Midwest,...
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THIS IS CENTRAL: Traci Bartell

Traci, tell us about your Central origin story. How did you come to be a student at Central? What led you to Central? I was accepted into Central in January of 2014 and took my first class that summer. Rev. Dr. Julie Kilmer was the interim pastor at my home church. I shared with her...
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Alumni Spotlight: Gyounghee Gina Lee, M.Div. '17

Gyounghee ‘Gina’ Lee had been serving as a social worker in Chicago when she felt a tug from the Holy Spirit to make a change within her life and ministry.  While serving immigrant families and the elderly as a social worker, she found herself wanting to harness the power of faith to assist individuals and...
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