Attend Our Open Doors Event.


Open Doors Event

Come visit the Drew Theological School.

Thursday, April 19
10 a.m.–8:15 p.m.
Seminary Hall

Attend class. Join worship. Meet faculty, students and staff. Explore our degree programs, scholarships and community. Our doors are open. Stay for a part of the day or the entire day. You decide.

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Are you a believer, an activist, a seeker, a thinker, a counselor, a preacher, a teacher, a poet, a dreamer?
If so, then join us at Drew!

Open Doors at Drew is an opportunity to get to know Drew as a place that values thinking and action.

The Drew Theological School—a community of scholars, ministers and activists gathered on a beautiful, wooded campus—has trained rooted, innovative and courageous leaders for 150 years for service to the Church, the academy and society. We are a diverse and open community that dares to pursue the love, wisdom and justice at the heart of the transformative gospel of Jesus Christ.


10 a.m.: Welcome in Seminary Hall

10:15 – 11:15 a.m.: Attend a Class

Choice 1: Introduction to the New Testament
Dr. Stephen Moore, Edmund S. Janes Professor of New Testament Studies

This course attempts to understand the New Testament texts in the ancient contexts in which they were originally written, and to relate them to some of the most pressing issues in our own contemporary contexts.

Choice 2: Systematic Theology: 3 Paradigms for Christian Identity and Faith
Dr. Chris Boesel, Associate Professor of Christian Theology

The church is divided now more than ever on both theological and ethical issues. Discuss  theological ways in which Christians differ and how we might inhabit these differences as a revolutionary practice and witness of Christian community.

11:15 a.m.–noon: Hear About Our Degree Programs and Scholarships
Director of Theological Admissions, the Rev. Dr. Kevin D. Miller presenting

Noon–1 p.m.: Join Community Worship
The Rev. Dr. Javier Viera, Dean of the Theological School, preaching

1:15–2:15 p.m.: Have Lunch and Conversation with Faculty, Students, and Alums
Note: Doctor of Ministry students meet in Mead Hall room 110 for lunch

2:15–3:30 p.m.: Doctor of Ministry Seminar
Rev. Dr. Susan Kendall, Director of Doctoral Studies
Rev. Dr. Gary Simpson, Associate Professor of Homiletics

Learn more about Drew’s Innovative DMIN program and cohorts.

 2:30–3 p.m.: Take a Tour
Choice 1: Tour the Theo Community Garden
Choice 2: Tour the Academic Learning Commons with Dr. Jesse Mann, Associate Professor in the Practice of Bibliography & Theological Research

3:15–4:15 p.m.: Attend a Class

Choice 1: Christian Ethics and Politics
Dr. Kate Ott, Associate Professor of Christian Social Ethics

Choice 2:  The Impact of 21st Century Music on Faith
Professor Mark Miller, Associate Professor of Church Music

4:30–5:30 p.m.: Hear About Learning Beyond the Classroom
Associate Dean of Vocation and Formation, the Rev. Dr. Tanya Linn Bennett leading a student panel on the prison, cross-cultural and ministry placement programs

5:45–6:45 p.m.: Dinner / Break

7:15–8:15 p.m.: Attend a Class
Preaching through the Social Justice Lens
Rev. Dr. Gary Simpson

We hope to see you at Open Doors.

Stay all day or join us at any of these entry points: 10:00am , 11:45am, 3:00pm, and 6:45pm.