Convocation Marks the Official Start of Fall Classes at Central


The Fall or “Ordinary” Term (named for the liturgical season in which it begins) at Central Seminary begins the last week of August. This year’s fall enrollment currently is around 300 with 60+ new students. Fall Convocation (Ordinary Convocation doesn’t sound quite right!) is Thursday, August 31, and will be the official start of fall classes. Folks are invited to gather for the service on the Kansas City campus in person or to participate through Facebook Live from all over the US. Seven classes will be meeting in person or virtually that evening, or a mixture of the two. It would be a good night to check out one of them!

Here is the schedule for the evening:

5:15 Community Meal in Koinonia Hall/Smith Courtyard
6:00 Convocation in the Baugh-Marshall Chapel
6:45 Midrash with Tabatha Johnson (MDiv 2011) on the book she co-edited with Joy Freeman (MDiv 2001),
Still a Mother

President Molly T. Marshall will give the Convocation Address, God’s Transgressive Providence, based on the story of the midwives in Exodus 1:8-22. Following the service there will be a midrash (discussion) with alums and anyone else interested – in person or through a zoom connection. In light of the President’s address, it is fitting that this latest in a series of Midrash and a Meal events will be focused on a book about how to minister to families who have experienced loss through miscarriage through early infant death.

Make plans to join us for the evening – in person or virtually! If you are unable to be on campus for the service, go directly to our Facebook page (like our page if you haven’t done so yet) or look for our Facebook Live feed on your personal profile starting a few minutes before 6:00 p.m.

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