CRCDS President Dr. Marvin A. McMickle welcomed new and returning students to the one hundred and ninety eighth academic year at Opening Convocation on Monday, August 28, 2017. Dr. McMickle challenged the students, saying, “The job of the preacher, the theologian, the faith-inspired civic leader is not to conform to the values of this present world, nor is it to make excuses and offer cover for political leaders who are behaving badly. Our job is to speak truth to power! … Go forth to your classes, your ministry, and your service to God. Go forth knowing that this promise belongs to you: God is going out there with you, and together you will get the job done.”

Students, staff, faculty, Trustees and friends enjoyed a picnic dinner on the terrace following the service.

For the full text of Dr. McMickle’s sermon, click here: CONVOCATION ADDRESS President Marvin A. McMickle 8.28.17