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How Central Seminary Is Different From Other Online Seminaries

For over 120 years, Central Seminary in the Kansas City metropolitan area has lived out its mission to equip and empower present and future ministry leaders to seek God, shape church, and serve humanity and all creation.

In today’s world, ministry roles are more unique and creative than ever before. Whether a student desires to serve in a traditional church setting or serve through a nonprofit organization or business, our innovative programs and expert faculty help students craft a compelling vision for their future and be prepared to lead in times of change.

At Central, students become transformative leaders called to live a more meaningful and dynamic life through ministry innovation, prayer, compassionate work, and empathic action.


Central Seminary offers low tuition rates and institutional scholarship assistance is available to all degree-seeking students. Individualized payment plans are also available for all students.


Central Seminary is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada.


Most programs are offered fully online through live sessions which offers real-time interaction and collaboration with faculty and other students. All our online theological programs are carefully curated and leverage the latest innovations to bring the same high-quality educational experience to students at every level in any location.


Online education gives you the ability to build a convenient schedule that compliments other responsibilities in your life. This format allows you to progress through your program at your own pace and from anywhere in the world. Whether you are interested in earning academic credit or pursuing non-credit programs, you can take advantage of a seamless admissions and registration process that makes it easy to get started.


Central Seminary is a truly diverse institution. Students come from all around the world, representing many different denominations and religious traditions. Central Seminary offers cutting-edge academic programs in a wide range of subjects and languages, catering to students with a variety of educational backgrounds and interests.

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Upcoming Events at Central Seminary

Keep up-to-date with all things happening on-campus and off.

April Chapel (English Language)

  • Date: April 5, 2023 1:00 pm
  • Location: Virtual
  • Description: To participate, students, staff and faculty should check their email the day prior to Chapel for a Zoom...

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May Chapel (English Language)

  • Date: May 11, 2023 6:00 pm
  • Location: Virtual
  • Description: To participate, students, staff and faculty should check their email the day prior to Chapel for a Zoom...

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Blessing of the Graduates & Alumni Reception for Graduates

  • Date: May 19, 2023 6:30 pm
  • Location: Central Seminary, Shawnee, KS
  • Description: This service and alumni reception is to celebrate the class of 2023. This even has space limitations and...

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  • Date: May 20, 2023 10:00 am
  • Location: Harvest Ridge Church, Shawnee, KS
  • Description: 8:00 a.m. – Students and faculty arrive at Harvest Ridge Covenant Church, 22015 Midland Drive, Shawnee, KS 66226...

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