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Or contact Jessica Williams, Director of Alumni Engagement & Lifelong Learning at alumni@cbts.edu or 913-667-5708!

Third Thursdays Lunch & Learn

All in the Central community are invited to join in Third Thursdays Lunch & Learn - students, faculty, staff, board members, and alumni! Each month we'll learn from an individual in the Central community about their recent scholarship, ministry, or personal interests.

July Lunch & Learn - Enneagram 101 with Dr. Sheryl Stewart

The enneagram describes personality types in terms of one's default response to life situations, an approach that is appropriate and helpful sometimes, but ineffective or destructive at others. How we become more aware of the complex, subtle functioning of our personality is the subject of this session.


This Alumni Peer Group Community of Practice will share perspectives and discuss ways to dismantle systemic racism, poverty, brutality, and exclusion through honest dialogue about these issues within various ministry settings.  Multiple meeting times are offered. Join any time. (all times CST)

Second Thursdays, 11 a.m., Fourth Tuesdays, 6:00 p.m.

Contact alumni@cbts.edu to register.

Reshaping Church Conversations is a series of virtual learning dialogues through Central Seminary's Reshaping Church: Thriving Congregations program. This series is intended to provide a space of collective learning and reflection for pastors and congregational leaders on critical topics for the thriving of congregations during challenging times. Each conversation will be guided by scholar-practitioners in the areas of pastoral leadership, congregational transformation, adaptive leadership, and social change.

Individuals who participate in all 6 of the ReShaping Church Conversations series are eligible for .9 CEUs.

In this workshop, participants will be introduced to the concept of adaptive versus technical change. This interactive workshop will highlight the sources, patterns, characteristics, and elements of adaptive challenges. Participants will have the opportunity to identify and assess their own personal and organizational adaptive challenges and consider approaches to addressing those challenges.