Introducing our Spring Course in Buffalo

logo-b&w-inhouse-printingDr. James Evans will teach a course entitled, “Thurman, King and the Life of the Spirit,” this spring semester at New Shiloh Baptist Church in Buffalo NY. The course takes place on Wednesdays from 6:15 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

A full course description may be downloaded here.

Cost:  $300 to Audit ($150 for Alumni/ae or Clergy)   $1695 for Credit

Current CRCDS Students: To register for credit, please contact the registrar, Andrea Mason, or phone (585) 340-9632.

Non-CRCDS Students or Alumni/ae: To audit, please contact the Admissions Office or phone (585) 340-9500.

Welcome to our newest CRCDS employees

Tiersa-DennisCRCDS says farewell to longtime employee Judie McGaffick and welcomes new receptionist Tiersa Dennis. We are grateful for Judie’s many years of service to the CRCDS community and wish her joy and happiness in her retirement.

Tiersa comes to us with a background in film and TV production and lives in the Park Avenue area of Rochester.



michele kaiderThe Office for Institutional Advancement welcomes Michele Kaider-Korol as the new Communications Coordinator at CRCDS.  Michele is a St. John Fisher College graduate and lives in Irondequoit, NY. She may be reached at or (585) 340-9669.

Please join us in welcoming Tiersa and Michele to the CRCDS family.

New for Fall 2014: Master of Arts in Kairos Studies

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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.

Required Courses
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
Feminist/Womanist Preaching
Preaching Contemporary Issues
Introduction to Islam

Applications are being accepted now.  Click here to request more information.

Or call 1-888-937-3732