The Community of Christ Seminary is solidly grounded in the Christian faith and shaped by its religious heritage and tradition. This tradition understands that God's will and purpose for the world and the church continue to emerge out of the process of faithful response to human need. We affirm that the people of God are called to live in community with all creation, and that peace and justice are the touchstones by which the gospel of Jesus Christ is enfleshed.
The mission of the seminary is to educate and prepare - through prayerful scholarship, teaching, service and mentoring - faithful, creative and discerning leaders for ministries in congregations, church and the world. "[S]eek ye diligently and teach one another words of wisdom; yea, seek ye out of the best books words of wisdom; seek learning even by study and also by faith. (Doctrine & Covenants, 85:36)
May 18, 6:45pm: Seminary professor Priscilla Eppinger will preach at Graceland University's Baccalaureate Service on the Lamoni, IA, campus
May 27-31: Seminary focus session at the Community of Christ Temple, Independence, MO
May 31, 4:45pm: Commissioning service for seminary students completing their programs; Pres. John Sellars, speaker, Community of Christ Temple Chapel, Independence, MO
July 31-Aug 3: Dean Don Compier and instructors Mark Sherer and Dale Luffman will participate in panels at the Sunstone Symposium in Salt Lake City, UT
Seminary instructor Dale Luffman will be teaching seminars in Community of Christ Theology in Spokane and Phoenix during May.
Dean Don Compier's new book "Listening to Popular Music" has been chosen for the "Best Books in Theology" catalog published by the Theological Booksellers Association.
Dale Luffman's book, The Book of Mormon's Witness to its First Readers, was published by the Community of Christ Seminary Press in April 2013.
Dale Luffman will participate in meetings of the Faith and Order Commission of the National Council of Churches in May.
Don Compier will be teaching classes on the Holy Spirit in Nicaragua and Honduras this June.
Dale Luffman is offering teaching and preaching ministry at church family camps: Washington in June; Massachusetts and Ontario in July.
Priscilla Eppinger will lead a congregational delegation to El Salvador in July.
Seminary professor Tony Chvala-Smith and Seminary chaplain Charmaine Chvala-Smith will be teaching in the Philippines for 3 weeks in August.
Dale Luffman will teach a MEADS course in August on Community of Christ scriptures using his new book The Book of Mormon’s Witness to its First Readers as the textbook for the course.