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Daniel Hoover Scholarship
Application Deadline and Receipt Due Date: January 8, 2016
On-line application must be completed and submitted via: www.csascholars.org.
Deadline for receipt of all mailed materials is 5:00 pm EST January 8, 2016
- Studying ministry
- Graduate student or preparing to enter graduate student with ministry major
- Students may attend any accredited graduate college or university North or South Carolina
- Preference given to students residing in Cabarrus County for at least 10 years or whose parents have lived in the county 10 years or more.
Video from Bible, Empire, and Reception History
We are wrapping up this amazing two day event, and many of us will join AAR/SBL. If you did not have the opportunity to view the live-stream of the conference, recordings of each session are still available at http://livestream.com/ctsnet/berh. You may also see highlights from our discussion on Twitter at #BERHatCTS.
Thanksgiving Holiday Library Hours
The library will be OPEN November 23 and 24 from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm. The library will be closed November 21-22 and November 25-29.
Advent, a Season of Prophecy, Politics, and Practice
Starting Nov 9 on Mondays at 8:00 pm: Advent, a Season of Prophecy, Politics, and Practice. Four incredible classes from Johnson C. Smith Theological Seminary with Dr. Randall C. Bailey, Andrew W. Mellon Distinguished Professor of Hebrew Bible, retired, and Dr. Tony McNeill, at The Broyles Leadership Center, Columbia Theological Seminary, beginning November 9. Registration for a scholarship discount has been extended to November 4! Columbia Seminary students are invited to attend FREE—just use the promo code JCSTS_ADVENT. Details here.
Writing Consultations at the Center for Academic Literacy
Want to discuss your exegesis paper, research project, book review, essay exam, or another writing assignment with a writing coach? Need help with textual analysis, critical reading and thinking, or effective communication? Click here to schedule a 30 minute appointment.
Clothes Closet Fall Hours
The Mission Haven Clothes Closet at 235 Inman Dr. has been totally stocked with fall and winter clothes for children and adults. The clothing is free, and donated by churches in 6 states for the use of missionaries and seminary students. Please be respectful of the many hours of volunteer work by keeping things neat and taking reasonable amounts for your immediate family living with you. Our CTS student workers have had some changes in their hours, but we are open plenty of afternoon and evening hours. (Please note the Closet is closed on Thursdays this semester.)
Monday 10:00 am-12:00 noon, 3:00-6:30 pm
Tuesday 6:00-9:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am-4:00 pm, 5:00-6:30 pm
Friday 10:00 am-12:00 noon
Saturday 2:00-5:00 pm
40-Day Prayer Partners
Women in Ministry (WIM) is hosting a 40-day prayer partner program starting Nov 1. Each participant is assigned someone to pray for anonymously. You will know who you are praying for, but not who is praying for you. We will reveal the partners at the conclusion of the 40 days. Some suggested prayers will be provided to get you started. You are welcome and encouraged to leave encouraging notes or other small gestures (anonymously!) for your partner, if you desire. If you are interested, please email Kate Watkins as soon as possible. This is open to all students, faculty, staff, and all genders.
Volunteers for Seminary Weekend
Click Here to Volunteer for Seminary Weekend! Seminary Weekend is coming up next month on Fri & Sat, Nov 6-7. During this time, we will welcome a group of prospective students on our campus. We need your assistance in helping these prospective students to learn more about their call and about Columbia Seminary. There are a variety of ways to help. If you have any further questions, please email Keith Phillips.
October Sock Drive
The CTS Outreach and Service Organization needs your socks! For the entire month of October, we are collecting new and used socks (as long as they are clean and without holes) to donate to Mercy Community Church's clothing closet. Socks are an item in high need. As the weather gets cooler and through all this rainy weather socks continue to be one of the most needed yet least donated items. We will have collection boxes located on the 1st and 2nd floor of BLC and outside of the Refectory. If you have any questions or are interested in getting involved in some of Outreach's other projects, please email Brittany Fiscus.
Explorations Applications Now Available!
Explorations (I-521*) ES 2016 and SU 2016 Applications Now Available! Check your CTS student email for the course information sheet and application. Applications are due (as a Word document) October 1, 2015. Questions/concerns should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org. *I 521 is a required course for all MDiv and MDiv/MAPT degree students. MAPT and MATS students may apply to take the course, with preference for placement given to MDiv and MDiv/MAPT applicants.