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Children’s Garden Winter Wonderland [SLIDESHOW]

Children’s Garden Winter Wonderland [SLIDESHOW]

On December 13, the Children’s Garden at The General Theological Seminary held its annual Winter Wonderland party. The festivities took place in Seabury Auditorium, which was decked out in festive decorations made by the children, and plenty of delicious food was served in a potluck style. GTS staff and students joined the parents, teachers, and children in the celebration as all were entertained by the musical styles of Funkytown Playground.  Read more...

General Seminary St. Nicholas Party

General Seminary St. Nicholas Party

All spirits were lifted as The General Theological Seminary held its annual St. Nicholas party on December 5. Children and parents of the surrounding community joined the GTS family for a tree-lighting, Christmas caroling, a four-piece brass band, pizza, and a cup of good cheer. As part of General Seminary’s annual tradition, Dean Kurt H. Dunkle read aloud to the children ‘Twas the Night before ChristmasRead more...

February 2015 Prospective Student Conference: Sign Up Now!

February 2015 Prospective Student Conference: Sign Up Now!

The next Prospective Student Conference will be held from Sunday afternoon, February 15, through Monday evening, February 16, 2015.

This is a two-day opportunity for prospective students to see for themselves what The General Theological Seminary and the City of New York have to offer.

During the conference, participants will attend classes, meet faculty members, staff, and students, dine in the beautiful Hoffman Refectory, and worship with us in the Chapel of the Good Shepherd.  Read more...

Mediation Process Underway with Formation of Logistics Committee

A further step in the Organizational Mediation Process by the Lombard Mennonite Peace Center at The General Theological Seminary took place on November 20, with the first meeting of the Logistics Committee via conference call facilitated by Bill Blank, the LMPC Associate Director.

The 14 members of the Logistics Committee represent all stakeholders in the GTS community: current students, staff, faculty, Board of Trustees members, spouses and partners, and alumni.  Read more...

Trick or Treating on the GTS Close

Trick or Treating on the GTS Close

The sound of children playing is not unfamiliar on the GTS campus, but on Halloween the community was treated to the added sound of enthusiastic trick-or-treaters from General’s preschool, the Children’s Garden. Two dozen children made the rounds dressed in Halloween costumes for their yearly trick-or-treating. The youngest appeared as Dalmatians while the older children were dressed in homemade cupcake costumes. The event brought joy to both the children and the GTS community.  Read more...

Keller Library Displays Selection of “The Night Before Christmas” Volumes

Keller Library Displays Selection of “The Night Before Christmas” Volumes

The Christoph Keller, Jr. Library is now displaying selections from its large collection of editions of The Night before Christmas by Clement Clarke Moore (1779-1863). These 17 festive books celebrate both the heritage of The General Theological Seminary and the approaching holiday season. 

Moorethe son of Bishop Benjamin Moore, was the benefactor that brought General Seminary to Chelsea through his donation of the family orchard on which the Seminary was built.  Read more...

Want an Official GTS Scarf?

Want an Official GTS Scarf?

Winter is coming! Wouldn’t it be nice to keep warm with an official GTS scarf?

The scarves were the idea and work of the Classes of 2007 and 2008. Based on the traditional academic scarves of the UK (made famous by the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge, as well as the Harry Potter series), GTS scarves were designed and manufactured by Luke & Eyers, a firm in Cambridge, England.  Read more...

Heather Cook ’87 Consecrated as Bishop Suffragan in Maryland

Heather Cook ’87 Consecrated as Bishop Suffragan in Maryland

GTS folk at the Consecration of the Diocese of Maryland’s new Bishop Suffragan (L to R): Bruce Parker ’84, Anna Noon ’10, Nick Szobota ’05, Annette Chappell ’03, Bp. Cook, Jesse Parker ’81, Barry Signorelli ’87, Mark Hansen ’85.

On September 6, 2014 Heather Elizabeth Cook (Class of 1987) was consecrated bishop in The Episcopal Church and made Bishop Suffragan of the Diocese of Maryland at a service at the Church of the Redeemer in Baltimore.  Read more...

General Seminary Recognizes Donors in Main Lobby

General Seminary Recognizes Donors in Main Lobby

With gratitude to God, The General Theological Seminary gives thanks to over 1,000 individuals, parishes, and foundations that supported our fundraising efforts during the 2013–2014 Academic Year. In recognition of their generosity, we have installed a list of donors in the main lobby of its campus. Our supporters are an important affirmation of our heritage and our future, and they participate in our call to provide a voice and vision for a generous Anglican witness in worship and service.  Read more...

The Living Church Reports on The Way of Wisdom

The Living Church Reports on The Way of Wisdom

The Living Church has posted an article online about The Way of Wisdom, a major initiative at The General Theological Seminary to integrate all the disciplines of formation in seminary education. In particular the article focuses on the Wisdom Year, where seminarians integrate knowledge gained in the classroom with real-world experience at a part-time job in a ministry setting. The article includes various perspectives, among them the observations of Dan Aleshire, Executive Director of the Association of Theological Schools:

“The more traditional way is three years of seminary with a little field education and then you assume that somebody is a curate or an associate pastor in larger congregation for a while, learning some things.

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General Seminary Fills Two Positions as Part of Program Integration

General Seminary Fills Two Positions as Part of Program Integration

Leading up to the Fall semester, the Rev. Danielle Thompson, Chaplain for Pastoral Care, and the Rev. Canon Stephanie Spellers, Adjunct Professor, have taken on expanded roles at The General Theological Seminary. Each position includes key responsibilities in implementing the Seminary’s new initiative, The Way of Wisdom.

The Rev. Danielle Thompson has accepted the position of Coordinator of Integrative Programs. In addition to continuing to provide pastoral care and support to community life, she will coordinate Field Education, Clinical Pastoral Education, and coordinate planning and implementation of The Wisdom Year.  Read more...

Representatives from The Society for the Increase of the Ministry Meet with Recipient of Challenge Scholarship

Representatives from The Society for the Increase of the Ministry Meet with Recipient of Challenge Scholarship

On August 11, representatives from The Society for the Increase of the Ministry (SIM) visited The General Theological Seminary to greet and welcome the recipient of the first SIM/Mercer Challenge Scholarship, Jason Roberson ’17. Thomas Moore III, SIM Executive Director and Randolph C. Coley, SIM Board Member met with Roberson and General’s Dean and President, the Very Rev. Kurt H. Dunkle.

Roberson enters General Seminary this year as the first recipient of the SIM/Mercer Challenge Scholarship which offers merit-based full theological education and formation scholarships to enable bishops to proactively identify and recruit future ordained leaders for ministries that will revitalize the church.  Read more...

Invite a GTS Professor to Preach on Theological Education Sunday – Feb. 1, 2015

Invite a GTS Professor to Preach on Theological Education Sunday – Feb. 1, 2015

Next year, Theological Education Sunday in The Episcopal Church will fall on Sunday, February 1. Members of the GTS faculty are now accepting invitations to visit parishes throughout the country as guest preachers on that day. Each will explore the meaning of that week’s lectionary reading through the lens of her or his theological discipline.

If you wish to invite a particular GTS faculty member to preach on Theological Education Sunday, please send an email to good@gts.edu to make an inquiry as to her or his availability that day.  Read more...

Summer 2014 GTS News Quarterly – The Way of Wisdom Issue

Summer 2014 GTS News Quarterly – The Way of Wisdom Issue

The Summer 2014 GTS News Quarterly, The Way of Wisdom Issue, was mailed out at the end of June. You can also see it by downloading the PDF below. This edition includes:

The Wisdom of “Both” & “And”

Adding It All Up

Meeting Parish Needs

Preparing for Real-World Ministry

Student Perspectives on Curriculum Integration 

Download GTS News Quarterly Summer 2014

 

All of the articles from GTS News Quarterly can be read online at: news.gts.edu/notesRead more...

Incoming GTS Junior Named First Recipient of SIM/Mercer Challenge Scholarship

Incoming GTS Junior Named First Recipient of SIM/Mercer Challenge Scholarship

The Society for the Increase of the Ministry (“SIM”) and the Mercer Fund of the Diocese of Long Island (“Mercer”) have awarded the first SIM/Mercer Challenge Scholarship to Jason Daniel Roberson, an entering junior at The General Theological Seminary, and his sponsoring bishop, the Rt. Rev. Charles vonRosenberg of South Carolina.

Roberson is the first recipient of this new, merit-based scholarship, and it will cover his tuition, room and board at GTS.   Read more...

Elise Johnstone ’05 called as Canon to the Ordinary in Lexington

Elise Johnstone ’05 called as Canon to the Ordinary in Lexington

The Rev. Elise Johnstone, Class of 2005, has been called as Canon to the Ordinary for the Diocese of Lexington. In this role she will assist Bishop Douglas Hahn (Class of 1996, D.D. 2014) in realizing the vision of the diocese. Her special focus will be on the health, growth, and development of congregations, the nurture and call of priests, and broader tasks of helping all baptized persons discern and grow into their call to ministry.  Read more...