Invite-a-Friend Week at Central

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Invite-a-Friend Week at Central
February 1-7

Every semester Central Seminary schedules a week for inviting someone to seminary who might be experiencing God’s call to ministry or wanting to explore ways to deepen their faith journey.  These weeks have bee a great success with many visitors, several of whom indicate an interest in becoming students.  Central’s Alumni/ae Association has been very instrumental in their success, but they've also been successful because of people like you who know and love Central and want to introduce others to the seminary.

Whom do you know who would be a good seminary student? Whom do you want to know more about Central?  February 1-7 you are invited to visit Central – for yourself or with a friend or two (or 5 or 6!)

It is still true that most Central students are at Central because their pastor, spiritual mentor, or encouraging friend directed them that way.  You may already have done that for someone yourself.  Here’s an opportunity to influence someone else’s decision to pursue theological education in a hospitable community with remarkable faculty who continue to be committed to those who come to Central to learn and be spiritually formed.

Classroom

Saturday – February 1

8:00-11:45 a.m. – Attend a class

     Oral Communication II
              Taught by Dr. Richard P. Olson, Distinguished Professor of Pastoral Theology

    Sacred Journey II
              
Taught by Dr. Robert E. Johnson, Dean of the Seminary and Professor of Christian Heritage 

11:45 a.m. – Worship in Chapel – Student Jesse Myers will be leading his senior chapel

12:15 p.m. – Share a meal

1:00-5:00 p.m. – Attend a class

   Oral Communication II
              Taught by Dr. Richard P. Olson, Distinguished Professor of Pastoral Theology

    Sacred Journey II
             
Taught by Dr. Robert E. Johnson, Dean of the Seminary and Professor of Christian Heritage   

Monday – February 3

6:30-9:00 p.m. – Attend a class

   New Testament II           
      Taught by Dr. David May, Professor of New Testament and Director of Online Curriculum Design

    The Practice of Preaching
      Taught by Dr. Wallace Hartsfield II, Fred E. Young Associate Professor of Hebrew Bible

Tuesday – February 4

5:15 p.m. – Share a meal

6:00 p.m. – Worship at Spring Convocation

6:00-9:00 p.m. – Attend a class

    Christian Heritage II
        Taught by Dr. Robert E. Johnson, Dean of the Seminary and Professor of Christian Heritage

    Counseling Ministries of the Church
        Taught by Dr. Ruth Lofgren Rosell, Assistant Professor of Pastoral Theology – Pastoral Care and

            Counseling

Thursday – February 5

6:00-9:00 p.m. – Attend a class

    Spiritual Formation and Adult Human Development
        Taught by Dr. Richard P. Olson, Distinguished Professor of Pastoral Theology

Monday-Friday

8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. – Come for a tour

Consider now whom you might bring or to whom you could send this information. 

You may also call or send a name to Debra Sermons, Director of Recruitment at Central – 913.667.5711 or dsermons@cbts.edu

In addition, the Alumni/ae Association will again have a presence during this week.  They will welcome visitors, meet students, and reconnect with friends.  Whether you know someone to bring that week or not, would you be willing to be a representative of the Association that week?  Email Derek Varney, Alumni/ae Association President, at pastorderekv@comcast.net or call 913.764.7088, ext 113.