Deadlines: Funds will be dispersed at the end of August, September, and October for approved applicants whose paperwork was received by the 25th of the month. Scholarships may not be awarded after November
1st, depending on availability of funds. Funds will be dispersed at the end of January, February, and March for approved applicants whose paperwork was received by the 25th of the month. Scholarships may not be awarded after April 1, depending on availability of funds.
Description: Scholarship assistance to seminary students: $2,000 per semester MEF scholarship for Certified Candidates who are full-time students, and $150 per semester hour for part-time students.
Qualifications: Applicants must be certified ministerial candidates and probationary members in good standing under the care of the Oklahoma Annual Conference Board of Ordained Ministry.
Assistant for Ministerial Services
More information: See the “Scholarships” page at www.okumc.org/Ordained_Ministry
The public event is combined with the Practices of Faith class on Wednesday, February 29, 1:00-2:45 p.m. in Room B-19. Dr. Cone will lecture and engage in discussion on his recent book, The Cross and the Lynching Tree. All are welcome!
Second is a Colloquium on “The Vocation of Public Theologian” on Wednesday, February 29, 5:00-7:00 p.m. in the GSU Faculty-Staff Dining Room (on the 5th floor). This session is open to doctoral students, faculty, and also to masters students as space allows. Because food is provided, please register with Nathan Bieniek (email@example.com) for this evening event by noon on Monday, February 27. As you register, Nathan can verify your space. Those who have already registered are already on the list, so you need not respond again.
We look forward to a vital conversation.
Reverend James Lawson (STH’60) discusses his journey from a small town in Ohio to being recognized as one of the leading advocates and organizers of nonviolent resistance during the American civil rights movement. The conversation is led by questions from School of Theology faculty Dr. Phillis Sheppard, Dr. Walter Fluker and Dean Mary Elizabeth Moore.
Hosted by School of Theology on October 26, 2011.
Watch the Video Here.
Join a panel discussion with the 2012 School of Theology Distinguished Alumni:
Rev. Dr. Emmanuel Anyambod (STH’93, DTh)
Dr. Robert P. Crosby (STH’54, STM)
Dr. Romeo del Rosario (STH’81, GRS’81, PhD)
Dr. Edward Powell Wimberly (STH’68, MDiv, STH’71, STM, GRS’76, PhD)
Ms. Lisa Gesson (STH’99, MTh) will be honored in the category of Young Alumnus/a
Date: Thursday, September 20
Time: 2–4 p.m.
Location: Hillel House, Conservative Chapel, 4th floor
Please register for this event at: http://www.bu.edu/alumniweekend/register/
On July 1, 2011, Amy Limpitlaw began her new position as the new Head Librarian for the School of Theology. Amy was recently the Research & Electronic Services Librarian for the Yale University Divinity Library, and she served before that as Associate Director of Vanderbilt University’s Divinity Library, where she had earlier served as Public Services Librarian. She brings wide library experience and passion for a service-oriented library. Amy also brings strong educational experience, having completed her masters and PhD in theology at The University of Chicago Divinity School, and her MS at Simmons College Graduate School of Library and Informational Science. In her own words, Amy describes her excitement about coming to BU and some of her personal interests:
“I feel extremely fortunate to have this opportunity to return to Boston and contribute to the work of the School of Theology. The STH Library has great strengths and enormous potential; one of its greatest assets is its dedicated staff, and I am looking forward to working with them as well as with the faculty and the entire community of the School of Theology. The School of Theology as a whole has impressed me with its strong sense of community and I am excited to be coming to such a vibrant and welcoming place.
The School of Theology and its library are already familiar to me, as I had occasion to use the library numerous times when I was writing my doctoral dissertation. In addition to my interests in theology, I also enjoy reading (especially travel literature, memoirs, current events, and politics), cooking, crossword puzzles, listening to music (all kinds), and traveling. In addition to Boston, some of my favorite places are Cape Cod, New York City, Paris, and the Dordogne region of France.”
Chad W. Kidd has accepted our invitation to be the new BU School of Theology Worship Coordinator and Director of Seminary Singers.
Most of us know Chad as the three-year interim in this position, but you may not know about his interesting background that influenced the Search Committee’s selection of him for the permanent position.
Reverend Kidd received his Bachelor of Music in Church Music from Belmont University and two degrees from Boston University – the Master of Divinity and Master of Sacred Music. He currently leads worship and music in three ministry settings. In addition to serving in the School of Theology, he is Chaplain of North Shore Medical Center (Union Hospital) in Lynn, and is Minister of Music in the First Congregational Church of Reading, MA. Previously he served five years as General Manager of the New England Philharmonic.
Rev. Kidd has many gifts, including the gifts of leadership in worship and music, pastoral ministry, and management of complex organizations and roles. We are very fortunate that he will join us now in the newly shaped role in Worship and Seminary Singers. Chad moves into the role with anticipation, as expressed in his own words:
“It has been a joy to serve in an interim capacity over the past several years, and I am honored and pleased to now be continuing my ministry with this community permanently. The Seminary Singers and Community Worship are two signature symbols, among many, that make this a wonderful school of theology, and I am so grateful to be a part of both. I look forward to our work together!”
National Award Supports Future Leaders in Ministry
ATLANTA, June 30, 2011 – Jennifer Mihok, an entering Master of Divinity student at Boston University School of Theology has been recognized by The Fund for Theological Education (FTE) as a young leader who demonstrates exceptional gifts for ministry.
As a recipient of a 2011 FTE Congregational Fellowship, Mihok will receive a $1,000 to $5,000 award from FTE, matching support from her nominating congregation for seminary tuition and living expenses. Fellowship recipients also attended the 2011 FTE Leaders in Ministry Conference, Renewing the Church in Service to the Common Good, held June 15 to 19 at Dillard University in New Orleans.
A national committee of educators and church leaders selected the FTE Congregational Fellows from a pool of applicants from across the U.S. and Canada. Students must be nominated by a congregation, be preparing for congregational ministry and have leadership gifts for pastoral ministry. Woodside United Methodist Church in Silver Springs, MD nominated Mihok for the fellowship.
FTE awards the fellowships, which are funded by Lilly Endowment Inc. and the Henry Luce Foundation, to foster quality leadership and diversity in pastoral ministry.
“These young leaders see ministry as a path to helping others and serving the common good,” said Kim Hearn, FTE Director of Ministry Fellowships. “In these difficult times, the church and the world need their extraordinary gifts of compassion, intelligence and commitment to community.”
FTE supports the next generation of leaders among pastors and scholars, annually awarding $1.5 million in fellowships and support to gifted young people from diverse denominations and backgrounds. Since 1954, FTE has awarded more than 6,100 fellowships; its alumni serve congregations, campuses and communities around the world. For more information, visit www.fteleaders.org.