We are dedicated to providing an inclusive environment where students from every background can pursue post-secondary seminary education that is accessible, affordable, and effective.
From our founding in 1901, Central Seminary has worked to continually adapt to the ever-changing world. With the increasing role of technology in our everyday life, it is no wonder the role of ministry has changed dramatically over the past several years. These digital innovations offer a whole new world of opportunity for those who want to work in faith roles and settings.
More than ever, congregations, communities, and individuals need the guidance of faith leaders who are transformative agents for change. The curricula of our programs foster innovation, creativity, and entrepreneurial qualities that bring foundational knowledge and skills to life in practice. Whether you want to apply your education in traditional church settings, online platforms, or other settings, we will guide your trajectory towards your unique goals.
A global Christian community in which all people belong, thrive, and embody faith in action.
Central prepares leaders for seeking God, shaping church, and serving humanity and all creation.
COMMUNITY - We build authentic relationships and deep connections among students, faculty, staff, alumni, board members, partners, and all friends of Central. We gather to worship and pray. We come together to celebrate our successes and tackle our challenges. We are open and honest. We collaborate and convene, knowing that we can achieve our shared vision by aligning our goals and leveraging our unique strengths.
EMPATHY - We are compassionate and caring. We listen, learn, and connect. We celebrate differences, seek to understand each other, pursue justice in the world around us, and put our faith into action. We practice humility and kindness, and strive to create spaces that are welcoming, inclusive, and equitable.
GROWTH - We are lifelong learners who crave growth, strive for excellence, and seek to serve God. We look for opportunities to challenge ourselves, build new skill sets ,and expand our ways of thinking. We pursue knowledge through study and experiential learning. We believe all people are made in the image of God and can develop to their full potential with passion, determination, and support.
TENACITY - We lead with courage, faith, and hope in the face of uncertainty. Our adaptability and resourcefulness empower us to be innovative and creative. We dream big and take action to pursue purposeful transformation in ourselves and the world around us.
Now that you know a little bit about Central Seminary, take a moment to contact us to discuss your goals. We want to learn who you are and help you determine the next steps to take in the process.