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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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THIS IS CENTRAL: Helen Moore Montgomery

by Dr. Pamela R. Durso
In my first week as president of Central Baptist Theological Seminary, I quickly realized that there are stories from the Central community that need to be heard—not heard just by me but by all who love and are committed to the seminary. To share those stories with you, I am “interviewing” students, alums, faculty, staff,...
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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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THIS IS CENTRAL: Nay Tar Mu

by Dr. Pamela R. Durso
In my first week as president of Central Baptist Theological Seminary, I quickly realized that there are stories from the Central community that need to be heard—not heard just by me but by all who love and are committed to the seminary. To share those stories with you, I will “interview” students, alums, faculty, staff,...
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Some Things Matter Both a Great Deal and Not at All

A Reflection from Alyssa Bennett Smith, Central MA(TS) Alum When I began the MDiv program at Central in 2011, I had ideas. Really big ideas. My husband (who was a year ahead of me in the same program) and I wanted to start an intentional community. We wanted to think creatively about ministry and come...
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Central Seminary Mourns the Death of Barbara “Babs” Baugh

The Central Seminary community was deeply saddened to learn of the death yesterday of Barbara “Babs” Nell Baugh after a long battle with Parkinson’s. Baugh, as head of the Eula Mae and John Baugh Foundation, was a great friend to the seminary, as well as a great benefactor. Along with numerous significant gifts which have...
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THIS IS CENTRAL: A Little History and an Invitation

by Dr. Pamela R. Durso
I am thankful for the warm welcome I’ve received from the Central community in my first week and deeply grateful for the opportunity to serve as the seminary’s next president. Last week was filled with conversations and meetings, many of which were virtual. I met with seminary leadership and staff. I attended briefly two Doctor...
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Christ in the COVID

Reflection from Pastor Dionne T. Boyice, MDiv 2019 and current DMin student  Currently, I am enrolled in the Embracing Design Thinking course at CBTS. This course teaches and encourages creativity in worship leadership. It challenges us as spiritual leaders to dig deeper in cultivating new and innovative designs for relevant worship.  Embracing Design Thinking, along...
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I Am Ready and Leading!

Reflection from DMin student Mary Wood, who serves as pastor of Calvin United Church of Christ in Toledo,Ohio   On the first week of March 2020, I was sick at home with a sinus infection. This kept me away from pastoral church ministry. Since my pace had slowed, I started reading what was happening in...
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