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Admissions & Aid

The First Presbyterian Church Preaching and Worship Scholarship

Date: 9/16/2014 - 11/30/2014

Submit to: The First Presbyterian Church, 502 W. Maine Ave., Enid, OK 73701

Application Deadline: November 30, 2014

Award Announcement: February 1, 2015

Award Details:

  • Cash prize: $2,000.00
  • Opportunity to lead worship at The First Presbyterian Church, Enid, OK
  • All expenses paid
  • Ability to use The First Presbyterian Church as a reference in professional development

Applicants must be:

  • 2nd or 3rd year student;
  • Under care of a PC(USA) presbytery, seeking ordination as a Teaching Elder;
  • Enrolled or planning to enroll in an entry level preaching and worship course offered by the seminary. Preaching and worship will be considered but not required.

Scholarship Requirements;

  • Completed application form (Rm. 212 Campbell Hall);
  • Endorsement letter from academic/admissions advisor re: current enrollment and good academic standing;
  • Endorsement letter from church or presbytery leader re: plans for ordination and ecclesial standing;
  • Short answer responses to questions attached to application;
  • A complete order of worship using the Service for The Lord’s Day in the Book of Common Worship; and
  • A transcript of a 15 -18 min. sermon based on chosen Scripture texts.

 

The application is available in the CTS Office of Financial Planning (Rm. 212 Campbell Hall). 

Hunger and Harvest at North Decatur Presbyterian Church

Date: 10/9/2014 - 12/14/2014

We’ve all seen the films, read the books: our food system is broken. Environmental degradation grows more severe as food insecurity and hunger increase in urban and rural communities around the world. What are Christians to do in the face of such brokenness? Dr. Jennifer Ayres, Assistant Professor of Religious Education at Candler School of Theology leads a team of teachers in a class for those at North Decatur Presbyterian Church and the surrounding community who wish:

  • gain a basic understanding of the environmental, nutritional, economic, and cultural complexities of the food system; 
  • recall our theological and biblical roots in a shared communion meal; and
  • envision faithful responses to the challenges of food insecurity, changes in global agriculture, and the economic security of farmers and laborers. 

Time: 9:30-10:30 AM

Dates: October 19 through December 14 (excluding November 30)

Location: Large Classroom (in lower level of the Sanctuary building).

FASPE: Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics

Date: 10/21/2014 - 12/23/2014

FASPE (Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics), in collaboration with The Museum of Jewish Heritage—A Living Memorial to the Holocaust, is now accepting applications for a fellowship that uses the conduct of the clergy during the Holocaust and in Nazi Germany as a launching point for a two-week intensive study of ethical issues facing religious leaders today.  Fellowships include an all-expenses-paid trip from New York to Berlin, Krakow, and Oświęcim (Auschwitz) where students will work with leading faculty to explore both history and the ethical issues facing religious leaders today.  All program costs, including international and European travel, lodging, and food, are covered.

The 2015 FASPE Seminary program will run from June 14 to June 24, 2015. Completed applications must be received by Tuesday, December 23, 2014. Inter-faith dialogue is a central component of the FASPE Seminary program. All FASPE programs are non-denominational and students from all religious faiths are encouraged to apply.  FASPE will make every effort to accommodate diverse religious and dietary needs. To apply or to learn more about FASPE, please visit: www.faspe.info. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Mr. Thorin R. Tritter, Ph.D., Managing Director of FASPE at ttritter@FASPE.info.

Clergy Robes Days in the Bookstore

Date: 10/23/2014 - 1/21/2015

On Tuesday and Wednesday January 20 and 21 a representative from Cokesbury will be on campus to measure people and take orders for custom clergy robes. She will bring samples of robes and other clergy attire for you to see. May be a good idea to plan for a Christmas or Graduation present from family or your church.

“Healthy Approaches to the Holiday Season” Information Table

Date: 12/1/2014
Time: 12:30 pm

When: Friday, Nov. 21 and Monday, Dec. 1 during the lunch hour

Where: Richards Center

  • Tips on "How to Make Healthy Food Choices during the Holidays" (yes, it is possible to make it through the holidays without gaining weight!)
  • Suggestions on how you can be more “eco-conscious” in the midst of one of the most wasteful times of the year.
  • Materials on how to observe an “Advent Fast” (which is part of our Christian tradition).
  • Alternative Gifts International (A.G.I.) catalogs – this is a way to reduce the stress of Christmas shopping while simultaneously supporting various life-giving projects around the world.
Karen will be there to answer questions about the materials as well as to offer you more information if you're curious about the HSHC Initiative.  We would also love to hear your ideas about what you think would contribute to the overall health of the seminary community!

Farewell Open House for International Friends

Date: 12/3/2014
Time: 7:30 pm

At 7:30 pm in the NRH Basement/Kitchen, the CTS International Programs will host a farewell open house. Come when you can.  Leave when you must.  But please come and say good bye to Khan Honeyghan, Binghwa Jung, John Mutahi, and Delwarren Palmer.  Their time to leave CTS and return to their home countries has come. RSVP at https://www.facebook.com/CTSInternationalPrograms is appreciated.  We want the food and drink to be plentiful!

Lessons & Carols for Advent

Date: 12/3/2014
Time: 12:00 pm

The public is invited to join the faculty, staff and students of Columbia Theological Seminary for a service of Lessons & Carols celebrating the Advent season. We will meet in the chapel of the Harrington Center at 12:00 noon on Wednesday and again at 6:45 pm on Thursday. The seminary is located at 701 S. Columbia Drive, Decatur, GA.

Lessons & Carols for Advent

Date: 12/4/2014
Time: 6:45 pm

The public is invited to join the faculty, staff and students of Columbia Theological Seminary for a service of Lessons & Carols celebrating the Advent season. We will meet in the chapel of the Harrington Center at 12:00 noon on Wednesday and again at 6:45 pm on Thursday. The seminary is located at 701 S. Columbia Drive, Decatur, GA.

Spring Convocation

Date: 1/13/2015
Time: 12:00 pm

We will host a Spring Convocation on January 13 at 12:00 noon. Heath Rada, moderator of the PC(USA) will preach.

Clergy Robes Days in the Bookstore

Date: 1/20/2015 - 1/21/2015

On Tuesday and Wednesday January 20 and 21 a representative from Cokesbury will be on campus to measure people and take orders for custom clergy robes. She will bring samples of robes and other clergy attire for you to see. May be a good idea to plan for a Christmas or Graduation present from family or your church.

Ordination Exams (Exegesis, Polity, Theology, Worship and Sacraments)

Date: 1/23/2015 - 1/24/2015

January 23 and 24, with Exegesis due January 29.
Registration Deadline: December 31, 2014

Bible Content Exam

Date: 2/6/2015

Registration Deadline: December 31, 2014

Seminary Weekend for Prospective Students

Date: 2/20/2015 - 2/21/2015

If you’ve been wondering how God might use you, 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.

  • There is no charge for a Seminary Weekend, which includes lodging and meals.
  • A limited number of rooms are available on campus for Thursday night and must be reserved in advance with the Admissions office. We are sorry, but there are no accommodations on campus for children.

More information about the weekend: Schedule for planning purposes (subject to change. If you have particular concerns please contact the admissions office)

 

Registration and More Information

Ordination Exams (Exegesis, Polity, Theology, Worship and Sacraments)

Date: 4/24/2015 - 4/25/2015

April 24 and 25, with Exegesis due April 30.

Registration Deadline: March 30, 2015

Baccalaureate Service

Date: 5/15/2015
Time: 6:30 pm

Carolyn Knight will be our preacher. The service will be held at 6:30 pm at Decatur Presbyterian Church.

Commencement Service

Date: 5/16/2015
Time: 10:00 am

Peachtree Presbyterian Church, 3434 Roswell Road NW, Atlanta, Georgia 30305. Parking available in the church parking lots and across Roswell Road in The Lodge parking deck. Please do not park on residential streets. Towing is enforced! Reception following Commencement Service in the Fellowship Hall, Peachtree Presbyterian Church.