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: Seminary Hall, Rooms 101 & 109

Questions?: Contact Amy Jones at or 973-408-3084.


Schedule of Presentations for Fall 2014 – Spring 2015 :
(choose one per date)

September 13,
Theological: “Proclamation Beyond the Pulpit”
Dr. Gerald Liu, 
Assistant Professor of Homiletics and Worship Arts CANCELED: WILL BE RESCHEDULED
Spirituality: “Liberation Spirituality: Henri Nouwen and Gustavo Gutierrez Perspectives”
Michael Christensen, International Director, Shalom Initiative, and Pastor of Epworth UMC, Berkeley CAProgram Descriptions
October 4, 2014 Theological: “Bullet and the Bible”
Dr. Kenneth Ngwa, Associate Professor of Hebrew Bible
Spirituality: “Health, Healing & Wholeness: Spirit Included”
Sherri Shumate, Adjunct Instructor of Christian Education 
Program Descriptions
November 8,
Theological: “James and Justice: An Epistle of Straw, an Intercepted Letter, or a Call to Action”
Rev. Dr. K. Jason Coker, Pastor, Wilton Baptist Church, Wilton, CT
Spirituality: “Age of Empathy”
Shelley Dennis, Ph.D. Candidate
Program Descriptions
February 7,
Theological:  “Ethics of Divorce: Rethinking Shame in Ecclesial Responses to Divorce”
Natalie Williams, PhD Candidate, Religion and Society, Drew Theological School
Spirituality: “Discover your Spiritual Type”
Pastor Fran Thiessen, PCUSA-Pastor of the Presbyterian Church in Norwood, Spiritual Director at Union Theological Seminary, NYC
Program Descriptions
March 7,
Theological: “Unlocking the Treasures of the Old Testament Apocrypha”
Rev. Robert Corin Morris, S.T.B., D.D., , Founder of Interweave, Summit, NJ
Spirituality: “Relationships: Practicing the Christian Virtues of Kindness & Humility”
Rev. Gina Jacobs, Interim/Assoc. Regional Pastor for ABC-NJ, Interim Pastor, St. Paul Baptist Church, Atlantic Highlands, NJ; Assoc. Regional Pastor for Women in Ministry, american Baptist Churches of NJ; Chair, Developmental Education, Nyack College
Program Descriptions
April 11,
Theological:  “Living in Solidarity with the Poor: Theologies of Downward Mobility
Dr. Chris Boesel, Associate Professor of Christian Theology 
Spirituality: “Soaking Prayer Ministry
Rev. Dr. Stafford Miller, Pastor, St. John’s UMC, Mt. Zion-Wesley UMC
Program Descriptions


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