General Information

The Seminary Saturdays program at Drew offers churches and individuals the opportunity to gain perspectives beyond the local church. Each Saturday morning session will offer one workshop on a spiritual topic and one on a theological topic. The seminars run from 9:00 a.m. – 12 noon with a continental breakfast from 8:30 – 9:00 a.m.

Cost:  $30 per seminar, $75 for any three workshops, or $150 for all six. Drew seminarians may attend at no cost, but prior registration is required.
Continuing Education Units: One CEU is available for the completion of any three Saturdays (additional cost of $35). Two CEUs are available for completion of all six Saturdays (additional cost $70).
Location: Classes will be held in Seminary Hall, Rooms 205 & 210

Questions?: Contact Nancy VanderVeen, Director of Theological Lifelong Learning, at or 973-408-3084.


Schedule of Presentations for Fall 2012 – Spring 2013 :
(choose one per date)

September 14,
Theological: “The Dead Sea Scrolls: How are They Relevant Today?”
Dr. Carl Savage, Associate Professor in the Practice of Professional Leadership and Biblical Studies, and Director of the Doctor of Ministry Program
Spirituality: “Spirituality of Discernment: A Book Launch”
Michael Christensen, International Director, Shalom Initiative, and Pastor of Epworth UMC, Berkeley CA
Program Descriptions
October 5, 2013 Theological: “The Minister in the Mirror”
Dr. Terry Todd, Associate Professor of American Religious Studies
Spirituality: “Prayerfulness”
Cynthia Bailey Manns, Spiritual Director and Coordinator of the Spiritual Formation Certification Program
Program Descriptions
November 2,
Theological: “A New New Testament: Reopening the New Testament Canon”
Dr. Stephen Moore, Professor of New Testament Studies
Spirituality: “The Enneagram: Unveiling Your Potential & Your God”
Wendy Whiteside, Certified Instructor in Spiritual Formation
Program Descriptions
February 1,
Theological“Mary Magdalene, Understood”
Dr. Melanie Johnson-DeBaufre, Associate Professor of New Testament
Spirituality: “Ministerial Self-Compassion”
Cynthia Bailey Manns, Spiritual Director and Coordinator of the Spiritual Formation Certification Program
Program Descriptions
March 1,
Theological: “Sexuality, Youth, and Faith: Starting a Conversation”
Dr. Kate Ott, Assistant Professor of Christian Social Ethics 
Spirituality: “Spirituality and Aging”
Sherri Shumate, Adjunct Instructor of Christian Education
Program Descriptions
April 5,
Theological:  “Esther, Ishtar, & Easter, or Scripture, Satire, & Survival
Dr. Danna Nolan Fewell, Professor of Hebrew Bible 
Spirituality: “The Labyrinth as Spiritual Practice
Wendy Abrahamson, Spiritual Director and Pastor, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Florham Park, NJ
Program Descriptions


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