Central Baptist Theological Seminary

Become a transformative leader with a distinctive, creative vision in the emerging, global Christian community. Live a more meaning-full and dynamic life through prayer, compassionate work and empathic action.

Our Seminary Programs

For over 100 years, Central Baptist Theological Seminary has lived out its mission, equipping and empowering present and future ministry leaders to serve God, humanity, and all creation. Through innovative programs and expert faculty, students are prepared to craft compelling visions of love and hope, to lead in times of change, and to form community through sharing and healing. Join our learning community. Find your place.


Graduate Degrees

Central offers Master's and Doctoral degrees in English and Korean for present and future leaders. Learn more about our programs in ministry, theology, chaplaincy and counseling.


Certificates & Diplomas

Certificate and Diploma programs provide personal and professional development training. We have programs in English, Korean, and other languages.


Lifelong Learning
평생 교육

Educational opportunities exist for anyone wanting to explore their faith for personal and spiritual formation. Audit a class or participate in a workshop to enhance your knowledge.

Student Reflections

My courses at Central have been a bright spot in this long night. Throughout my first year at CBTS and into my second year, I have developed a deep fascination with the Bible and studying it through various lenses including literary, historical, and cultural.

Sara Crocker, MATS Student

Latest News & Posts

WHY ARE YOU READING THIS . . .Unless You Want to Help, or Be Helped?

If you do NOT want to help prevent clergy sexual abuse, STOP READING NOW and go do something else. Especially if you do NOT want victims of clergy sexual abuse to come to you for help, STOP READING NOW. And whatever you do, NEVER get training regarding what to do about clergy sexual abuse. Just...
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by Pamela R. Durso
As I get to know the Central Baptist Theological Seminary community, I want you to hear some of the amazing stories that I am hearing. To share those stories with you, I am “interviewing” students, alums, faculty, staff, board members, and supporters and sharing an interview on my blog, THIS IS CENTRAL. I invite you...
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Executive Assistant and Development Manager Joins Central Community

As the executive assistant and development manager, Kay Leigh provides administrative assistance to the president and works alongside the development team. Kay joined the Central staff on June 1 after working in the retirement plan industry for 15 years.  She is not new to Central, having previously work in the Korean Program Department in 2013-2014 as...
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Our team at Central Baptist Theological Seminary is ready to help you. Complete the contact form to let us know you are interested in learning more about our school and programs. One of our team members will be happy to discuss your educational and vocational needs. Whatever educational background you bring, we can help you find the right pathway to your goals.