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Lunar New Year Coffee Hour
Time: 10:00 am
The Asian Community would like invite you to celebrate the Lunar New Year. We will serve desserts during coffee hour on Tue, Feb. 9 even though the actual Lunar New Year is on Feb 8. All are welcome!
Ash Wednesday--Community Day
The entire Columbia Theological Seminary community will gather for our third Community Day. The goal of the day is to join together in hopes of becoming more like the beloved community of Jesus Christ. The day is being planned and led by your Community Life and Discrimination & Inclusiveness committee.
8:30-9:00 am Registration – RC lobby
9:00-9:15 am Opening Devotion in Refectory (to avoid moving back and forth)
9:15-9:30 am Welcome words, Sharing Learning Goals and Objectives for the Day - Refectory
9:30-11:00 am Showing of the film 3 ½ Minutes and 10 Bullets - Refectory
11:00-11:15 am Bathroom break
11:15 am-12:30 pm Workshop led by Mrs. McBath - Refectory
12:30-2:00 pm Lunch – Various assigned locations
2:00-3:00pm So, now what? (Session led by clergy activists giving practical plans and tools on how attendees can become active in social justice) - Refectory
3:00-3:15 pm Walk to Columbia Presbyterian Church
3:15-4:00 pm Closing Worship--Columbia Presbyterian Church
Seminary Weekend for Prospective Students
Date: 2/19/2016 - 2/20/2016
Time: 8am Fr to 2pm Sat
We hope you’ll come spend a weekend with us at Seminary Weekend at Columbia Theological Seminary. It’s a time when you can consider your personal sense of call and discover what it’s like to nourish your leadership skills through one of our three basic degree programs: Master of Divinity, Master of Arts in Practical Theology (or Dual MDIV/MAPT), and Master of Arts (Theological Studies). You experience a "day in the life" of a student as well as the opportunity to talk with professors and visit a class. You’ll also be given an overview of admissions, financial planning and on-campus housing. Come be a part of the Columbia community for a weekend of discovery and discernment.
Compass Points Certificate Courses: Biblical and Theological Foundations
Date: 2/21/2016 - 2/24/2016
This course will explore biblical foundations, methods of interpretation and resources for scriptural study within the unique context of camp and conference ministry. Participants will be introduced to the basics of theology, an overview of historical creeds, and how theology shapes the practice of ministry in our camp and conference centers.
Leaders: Martha Moore-Keish and Mardee Rightmyer.
Assessment and Midterm Period
Date: 2/22/2016 - 2/26/2016
TWO Late Night Breakfast
Time: 10:00 pm
During Mid-terms on February 23 from 10:00—11:00 pm TWO will be hosting a pancake breakfast in the kitchen of the NRH. We will provide all the food. This is not intended to be a sit down event. If you need to come take a quick study break come by the kitchen and get a plate. You can hang out for a minute and eat or you can take your plate and go back to studying.
Compass Points Certificate Course: Program Design and Implementation
Date: 2/24/2016 - 2/27/2016
Course content will include an overview of human growth and developmental in relation to Christian education. Learners will encounter a variety of models of teaching, as well as methods of curriculum and program development, interpretation, implementation, and evaluation in a camp and conference setting. Participants will explore camp, conference and retreat models and how they are an extension of a ministry’s mission statement.
Leaders: Kathy Dawson and Joel Winchip
Immersion Experience: An Invitation to a Deeper Spiritual Life
Date: 2/25/2016 - 2/28/2016
Discover the key ideas and foundational practices for the grand adventure of a deeper spiritual life! During this Thursday evening - Sunday afternoon course, you will explore the origins of the Christian spiritual tradition, while learning the formative elements of Biblical, monastic, and Christian spirituality from the Reformation onward. The schedule includes time for personal reflection through guided journaling — an exercise for exploring your own unique journey with the living God. You will also get to know fellow participants in small group and one-on-one settings, which will support your practical application of the knowledge acquired throughout the course
Instructors: CTS Faculty
Finance for Churches
Date: 2/29/2016 - 3/2/2016
This program is for congregational leaders--lay, staff, clergy--who provide leadership in the congregation’s financial ministry. This course addresses the needs of congregational leaders to understand and provide effective and efficient ways to implement church finances to support the ministries of the congregation. The focus of this course is practical knowledge and best practices related to church finance. An early registration discount is available through November 1, 2015.
Instructor: Steve Law, Principle, at Financial Leadership for Churches
Faculty Panel on Academic Writing
Time: 3:00 pm
Hosted by The Center for Academic Literacy at John Bulow Campbell Library
Panelists: Dr. Raj Nadella, Assistant Professor of New Testament Dr. Marcia Riggs, J. Erskine Love Professor of Christian Ethics Dr. Christine Roy Yoder, Professor of Old Testament Language, Literature, and Exegesis Dr. William Yoo, Assistant Professor of American Religious and Cultural History
The faculty panelists will discuss their writing process, laying bare the orderliness or messiness of their approach, the ways and spaces in which collaboration occurs, how and when writing is a spiritual practice, and what they find most challenging and rewarding about writing. The panelists will also take questions from the audience. RSVP requested but not required. Please email your RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org