Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School is pleased to announce a new master’s track in Kairos Studies beginning in the fall of 2014. The MA in Kairos Studies provides students with a unique opportunity to gain in-depth knowledge of Kairos from biblical, theological and historical perspectives. Kairos, a Greek word for “time”, refers to “God’s time” – a concept in sharp contrast to the chronological time by which we most often order our day-to-day lives. Kairos represents God’s “in-breaking” into the times in which we live, providing an essential lens through which we must view, understand and ultimately respond to the realities of our present lives.
The new master’s track in Kairos Studies engages the Global Kairos Movement while continuing the CRCDS legacy of justice with an emphasis on the social gospel. Through the exploration of Kairos, students will learn how to live out the foundational values of justice and love as they are applied specifically to both global and local contexts, while engaging this growing, transformative movement.
The MA in Kairos Studies will provide opportunities for global travel as well as a three-month immersion project. It will provide students with the concrete tools necessary to speak truth to power, to advocate for the “least of these”, to build communities of radical reconciliation and to boldly proclaim the Gospel.
The degree program consists of 16 courses, 12 required and 4 electives.
Introduction to the Old Testament
Introduction to the New Testament
Christian Belief Today
Black Church Studies
Women and Gender Studies
Faith & Christian Response to Pluralism
Kairos Moments in American Religious History
Organizing for Change: Tools and Discernment
Introduction to Kairos Studies
Introduction to Kairos Immersion
Final Project (2 course equivalence)
Elective Courses (students may choose 4 of the following):
Ministry on the Margins
Small Christian Communities
Abrahamic Faiths & the Making of War and Peace
Global Reading of the Bible
Preaching Difficult Texts
Preaching Contemporary Issues
Introduction to Islam
Applications are now being accepted.
For more information, please contact the Office of Enrollment Services at 1-888-937-3732; email@example.com; www.crcds.edu.
Don’t miss our traditional Bells on the Hill at CRCDS on Sunday, December 15th from 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Bells on the Hill is a long kept tradition of CRCDS and is enjoyed by all who want to experience the serenity of the Christmas season away from the stress and busyness that has become the “norm.”
Join us in the peaceful setting of the Samuel Colgate Memorial Chapel to listen to the bells and sing classic Christmas carols lead by our restored 1470-pipe organ. Enjoy hot chocolate, cider and goodies.
ABOUT THE TOWER BELLS
The Bells were installed into the Tower in 1937. Salvaged from a burned down Presbyterian church in Rochester, they were handcrafted by Meneely Bell Foundry of West Troy, New York. The company began manufacturing bells in 1826 for churches and public buildings throughout the US and across Europe. They operate on a unique electronic system nearly extinct today. The heaviest bell is 2,000 pounds, while the lightest is 150 pounds.
The Interim Faith Development and Support Coordinator at Twelve Corners Presbyterian Church (TCPC) is a salaried position based on an eleven-month year for an average of 15 hours per week for two years. The primary responsibility of the Coordinator is to help the church and the local community youth connect with each other. The schedule is flexible and serves youth and family development initiatives, membership education, and assistance with Christian Education and seasonal programming. Hours will vary during periods of planned events. The Coordinator reports directly to the Head of Staff/Pastor.
The Interim Faith Development and Support Coordinator explores new programming ideas which may include the following:
- opportunities to expand the junior/senior high youth program;
- events for families with infants and young children;
- intergenerational events within the church membership;
- events for school-age children in the greater community during school breaks.
The Interim Faith Development and Support Coordinator provides support for Christian Education programming, including but not limited to:
- performing administrative duties associated with planned events, such as the youth mission trip, retreats, and fund raisers;
- serving as liaison to TCPC committees and staff and to the Genesee Valley Presbytery;
- providing support for youth advisors, Sunday school teachers, and childcare workers, as needed;
- coordinating youth participation in Sunday worship services;
- assisting with adult education programs, as needed.
The qualifications for the Interim Faith Development and Support Coordinator are as follows:
- The applicant must have completed a minimum of 2 years of college.
- The applicant must be able to coordinate, plan, and collaborate with church staff and membership.
- The applicant must be able to work independently, take initiative, and be well organized and efficient.
- The applicant will be asked to describe his/her Christian faith background and experiences that are especially suitable for a church support position.
Please send inquiries and resumes to TCPC, 1200 Winton Rd. S., Rochester NY 14618 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you.
Generosity has ensured that CRCDS students will always have a place to relax and grab a snack or drink when they come to campus with news that the Student Lounge will remain open and funded. This comes as very welcome news to many students, since many travel a long way and appreciate having a “home away from home” between classes.
The Student Lounge is headed by Katie Kreutter (M.Div.) and is funded entirely by the CRCDS Student Cabinet. An appeal to staff, faculty and students was made last week for assistance that resulted in an immense showing of support through donations of food and money.
Pres. Marvin A. and Mrs. Peggy McMickle made a kind gift of $100 to fund the pantry, noting that “having a well stocked student lounge is a blessing at a school with a largely commuter student body.” The Black Student Caucus and the Social Justice Fellowship both contributed $75 each to the cause, while many others also pledged to provide financial assistance or to donate food items.
If you would like to support the Student Cabinet, below is a “wish list” of food items they need:
1. Coca-Cola and Diet Coke
2. Water Bottles
3. Granola bars
4. Mini chocolate candy bars, and honestly anything chocolate
5. Individually wrapped bags of chips – all kinds
6. Fruit cups and applesauce
7. Popcorn (the small size microwave bags)
8. Fruit snacks
10. Peanut butter crackers, cheese crackers, etc.
For more information, please contact Polly Bush at email@example.com.
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