What Are You Waiting For?

Have you ever thought about taking a class at Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School, but didn't know where to start?

Start by auditing a class. It's easy to apply, courses are designed to fit your busy schedule, and are taught by world-class teachers and preachers, including CRCDS President Marvin A. McMickle.

A new lineup of classes available for audit begins in January! Check these out:

Stories of Creation: Adam, Eve and Frankenstein (Re CS 262)
January 21-23 and 26-27, 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM each day
Explore ancient stories of creation with engaging CRCDS Biblical scholar, Dr.
Mark Brummitt. Understand the importance of biblical creation stories for
us today while examining creation themes from a range of literary sources,
including Milton’s Paradise Lost and Shelley’s Frankenstein.

Introduction to Preaching (R PT 218)
Wednesdays, 6:15 – 9 PM (February 4-May 6)
CRCDS President Marvin A. McMickle, renowned author and preacher,
offers a unique opportunity for everyone interested in preaching and public
speaking, from beginners to seasoned church veterans. Don’t miss this
opportunity to improve your effectiveness in communicating the Word!

Why Can’t We Just Get Along?: The Reformation & Modern Church History
(R CF 129)
Tuesdays, 1:15 – 4 PM (February 3-May 5)
Why does Christianity have so many different denominations? This course
helps answer that question and more through an exploration of the key
historical events, movements and figures that shaped the Church into what
we know today. An ideal course for all of us concerned about the future
of the Church.

Living Religions: The Many Faces of Faith (e MS 121)
Tuesdays, 6:15 – 9 PM (February 3-May 5)
Join us on a journey into the world of faith as we explore a variety of
religions through visits to diverse houses of worship, including Buddhist,
Hindu, Sikh, Muslim, Jewish and Baha’i. A perfect experience for those
seeking a deeper understanding of our world and community.

Conflict Transformation (e PT 480)
Wednesdays, 1:15 – 4 PM (February 4-May 6)
Most of us try to avoid conflict, but that doesn’t make it go away. Learn the
crucial skills and effective approaches to successfully manage, resolve, and
transform conflict. Ideal for pastors, human services professionals and all
those seeking positive ways to deal with conflict.

Apply by December 1 and the registration fee will be waived.

For more information, or to register for a class, contact the Admissions Office at (585) 340-9500 or email: admissions@crcds.edu for more information.


We need your help! CRCDS Phonathon set for November 13-18, 2014

Scot graham Raad The Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School Phonathon will be held Thursday through Tuesday, November 13-18, 2014.

Please help us reach out to our alumni/ae and friends by signing up to make a few calls. Day and evening hours are available.

The Phonathon program helps provide essential financial support for CRCDS students. We'll provide an brief orientation, food and other goodies. You'll be amazed how easy and fun this is.

Please join us this year. Last year’s Phonathon a great success and,with your help, we can make an even bigger impact this year.

Please sign up by replying to this email or by calling Lisa at (585) 340-9647.

Phonathon Schedule:
Thursday, November 13th
10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m

Friday, November 14th
10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Saturday, November 15th
10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Monday, November 17th
10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.

Tuesday, November 18th
10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Thank you for your consideration!
Lisa Bors
Director of the Annual Fund

Visit CRCDS for Fall Preview!

preview day

Interested in learning more about our programs or just taking classes with us?

Visit our campus on Monday, November 17.

• Take a tour,
• Observe a class,
• Participate in a chapel service,
• Enjoy an informational dinner!

Master of Divinity • Master of Arts • Master of Arts in Kairos Studies
Doctor of Ministry • Graduate Certificate Studies • Auditing Opportunities

Please register below.
Please contact admissions@crcds.edu or (585) 340-9500.

 $35 Application Fee Voucher for Attending!

Click here to register.

October 2015: CRCDS hosts a Christian Pilgrimage to Israel-Palestine

East Jerusalem, Israel - 18 Jan 2012Following the successful trip to Israel-Palestine in June 2013, CRCDS will be hosting a return trip in October 2015. On this pilgrimage we will visit Jewish, Christian and Muslim holy sites, meet people of these faith communities, and engage the tragic and seemingly intractable conflict tearing the fabric of life in this land. Throughout the twelve days, there will be occasions for prayer, worship, Bible study, as well as lectures on ancient and contemporary theological and ethical topics. Led by Melanie Duguid May and Mark Brummitt. Interested parties should contact Mark Brummitt at mbrummitt@crcds.edu.

A program of CRCDS Academic Life & 
the Gene Bennett Program for Life Long learning 

February 19, 2014 thru December 4, 2014: The Lectionary at Lunch: Preaching With Preachers

Would you like feedback on what went well in the pulpit last Sunday? Are you open to ways in which you can enhance your own ministry of preaching? Please stop in for "The Lectionary at Lunch: Preaching With Preachers" series which runs weekly from Wednesday, February 19, 2014 through December 4, 2014 in Stewart Lounge, Colgate Rochester Divinity School.

Preachers, community members and students meet each week from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m. to share in reflection and discussion of Common Lectionary readings. Regarding preaching as a communal vocation undertaken in partnership, attendees deepen their appreciation for the variety of contexts in which the Word is proclaimed.

Dr. Barbara A. Moore, D.Min., RSM and Director of Women and Gender Studies in Church and Society at CRCDS facilitates these sessions, which are free and open to the public. Guests are encouraged to bring their own food and drink for lunch. 

Note: No gathering on March 12, 2014 or April 23, 2014.MOORE

For more information, please call Dr. Moore at (585) 340-5593