Central grounds its very identity in the Spirit who is always moving ahead of us, overcoming barriers and kindling imagination. Our students, as bearers of the gospel of grace, are being trained to be disruptive innovators, able to follow the leading of the Spirit in new and imaginative ways. In other words, they are learning things like how to use the power of technology to build communities of learning and practice. They are learning the importance of educating laypersons who will make their profession their conduit of ministry. They are learning that practicing theological hospitality, welcoming diverse constituencies, will help their ministries to flourish.
Central Seminary gives our students personal attention. We have a global reach. We think and teach horizonally. We believe that how we train our students will help save the Church, which, as you know, is challenged in these days. Will you help us?
“Thank you for your financial support which allows for me, and others, to grow in knowledge and grace through our study at Central. We are being fully equipped to represent Christ in our communities and the world.” –– Schlyon T. Atkins, MDiv student
The Central Fund is our version of the annual fund. It costs Central approximately $10,000 to educate one student each year. Of course, we do not charge students this amount. At most we might charge $7,000 per year, and most of our students still need help to pay this amount. That means we need to raise at least $3,000 per student per year plus another $1,000,000 to fund various scholarships. Most of our funding comes from individuals and foundations.