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Congregation sings in chapel pews.Fall classes at the Seminary began on August 24, with a day off from classes on Labor Day, September 7. Thanksgiving break will be November 26-27.  The semester will end after exams, scheduled for December 9-11. Details surrounding Commencement are under consideration and will be communicated as soon as possible.

As expected, in-person Seminary events will not take place during the Fall 2020 semester. These include the Nils W. Lund Memorial Lectures, featuring Old Testament and New Testament Lectures, the Faith and Health Symposium, and the Symposium on the Theological Interpretation of Scripture. The Seminary hopes to resume these events in the fall of 2021.

During the academic year, the Seminary will seek to present online and virtual events to continue meaningful interaction and discussion. Seminary faculty and leading practitioners of Covenant congregations and denominational ministries will collaborate to lead creative discussions integrating scholarship, ministry practices, and formation.

The first virtual event is part of Traditioned Innovation, a new public theology series from North Park Theological Seminary (NPTS):

Embodied Worship over Zoom? The Possibilities and Pitfalls of Online Worship

Wednesday, September 23, 12:00 – 1:30 pm CST

All are welcome to participate.  Please register for this Zoom session here.

About this event: We enter the 2020–2021 academic year amid many economic and political uncertainties, while navigating the crises of the COVID-19 pandemic and racialized inequities in the church, nation, and world. This complex reality requires all the resources available to reimagine the past to meet the needs of the present and future.

Speakers will include:

  • Marco Ambriz, Pastor, First Covenant Church, Oakland, CA
  • Jenny Rae Armstrong, Pastor, Darrow Road Wesleyan Church, Superior, WI
  • David Bjorlin, Professor of Music and Worship, NPTS
  • Rici Skei, Co-Pastor, On Ramps Covenant Church, Fresno, CA

For more about future Seminary events and dates, please visit the Seminary Calendar.