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Central Attracts Leaders and Leaders-to-Be

Rev. Dr. Joshua Paszkiewicz, BCPC, BCCC Executive Director of the Greater Kansas City Interfaith Council Josh’s history with Central Seminary goes back to 2017 when he first came to Central as a visiting student to complete a couple of classes to transfer into a local seminary at which he was completing an MA in Religion....
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Ministry Journey Bumpy, But Amazing and Miraculous

  Reflection from Alum Ray Henson, Chaplain Resident, VA Hospital, Nashville, TN My journey into ministry has been a little bumpy but filled with amazing and almost miraculous interventions.  The story of it begins about ten years ago when I came to the Nashville VA Hospital to be nearby when a veteran friend of mine...
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Today’s Struggles Will Make Us Better

by Sara Crocker
2020–and all it has brought with it–has been the most difficult and challenging time of my life. I find myself trying to figure out how to parent two small children, maintain my full-time teaching position at Clemson University, and continue on my seminary journey. Our family has experienced loss in several profound ways: job, preschool,...
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Instructor of Interpersonal Skills Charlotte Rosenak Feels Privileged to Teach for Central 

Central Baptist Theological Seminary is a very unique place and is blessed with faculty and students and support staff who are very competent and clearly demonstrate Christ-like behavior in their work assignments and personal interaction with one another.  As a teacher of Interpersonal Skills, I am amazed at the diversity of students I have in my classes and...
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Grant Officer and Grantee Reflect on Readiness Development

Recently, Central Seminary Grant Officer, the Rev. Dr. Angie Jackson, reflected on the joy of working with Central students: Working with students – whether through grant programs, as a ministry mentor, or in the classroom – is one of my greatest joys. I love witnessing their unfolding vocations and ministries as they matriculate through seminary and emerge...
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A Central Leadership Story - Rev. Bethany Ruhl

Rev. Bethany Ruhl Reflects on the training she received as an MDiv student at Central: During this critical time of COVID-19, Central has prepared me to lead by giving me a great clinical ethics background. I am well-grounded and knowledgeable as I chair the Ethics Committee of Saint Luke’s Crittenton Children’s Center.  Pandemic times bring...
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Life-Changing Central Experiences Made Michael Ready to Lead

Reflection from Michael Vollbrecht, Pastor of Peace United Church of Christ in Alma, Kansas, and post-graduate intern at Kansas Interfaith Action When I began my Master of Divinity program at Central in the summer of 2016, I could not have envisioned the many life-changing experiences that have both deepened my calling and helped me to...
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Classes Made DMin Alum Ready to Lead

Listen to this reflection from DMin Alum, the Rev. Dr. Terrell Carter:   Are you READY TO LEAD? Click on the button below to give today!  
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10 Ways Central Prepared Me to Lead

A Reflection from WLI MDiv student Angela Zimmerman   10-Online classes have taught me knowledge can be very successfully transmitted without physical proximity. 9-Zoom – Two years of using Zoom in class has made me the Zoom Queen of my church. I can host meetings and help others as they struggle to figure out how...
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The Micah 6:8 Project

A Reflection from Dr. Tarris D. Rosell, Professor of Pastoral Theology--Ethics and Ministry Praxis  "And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God." Micah 6:8 (NIV)  The "Micah 6:8 Project" is a learning activity that I added about 15 years ago to...
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Blessing of the Graduates

May 13, 2021 4:30 pm
Location: Virtual
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Class of 2021 & Central Alumni Reception

May 14, 2021 6:00 pm
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2021 Commencement

May 15, 2021 10:00 am
Location: Virtual
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