Welcome to Ecumenical Theological Seminary

SAVE THE DATE Wednesday, May 13, 2015 for the 9th Annual Spirit Awards Banquet -

posted Dec 21, 2014, 11:42 AM by Pamela Johnson   [ updated Dec 21, 2014, 1:05 PM ]

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Ecumenical Theological Seminary Spirit Awards


The 9th Annual Spirit Awards Banquet will be held at
Shriner's Silver Garden Events Center on Wednesday, May 13, 2015.  


Save the date:
ETS 9th Annual Spirit Awards Banquet 
Wednesday, May 13, 2015
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm 
Shriner's Silver Garden Event Center
24350 Southfield Road, Southfield 48075 

Sustaining Pastoral Execellence Workshop

posted Dec 6, 2014, 9:10 AM by Pamela Johnson   [ updated Dec 6, 2014, 9:11 AM ]

Ecumenical Theological Seminary 
Sustaining Pastoral Excellence Workshop

Workshop Title:
Importance of Interfaith Inclusivity and Cooperation (MLK Beloved Community)

Saturday, January 17, 2015
9:00 am – Noon
Cost: $40

The workshop will focus on the critical importance of the local pastor/preacher to be the leader in interfaith dialogue and interfaith cooperation in the 21st century.  Considerable attention will be given to the composite, interfaith make-up of southeastern Michigan.


Presenter: Rev. Dr. Michael Nabors,
Director of MDiv Program and Director of Student Life, 
Assistant Professor of Homiletics,
Senior Pastor of 
New Calvary Baptist Church

or visit  www.etseminary.edu click Register and select 
ETS SPE Workshop Registration

For further information or to register your group, please contact
Dr. Floyd Davis, SPE Director 313-831-5200, Ext. 228 or

Location: Ecumenical Theological Seminary, 2930 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, Michigan 48201

A Community Response to Ferguson and Staten Island: Why is There a Racial Divide?

posted Dec 5, 2014, 8:35 PM by Pamela Johnson   [ updated Dec 5, 2014, 8:41 PM ]

Monday, December 8, 2014 at 6:00 PM

 The Ecumenical Theological Seminary will host 
A Community Response to Ferguson and Staten Island: Why is There a Racial Divide?

The lack of indictments in two grand juries concerning the killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson and Eric Garner in Staten Island have brought the issue of racial divide in response to these verdicts to the forefront of American conscience.  How do we, as individuals and a society, respond in the wake of these decisions, and why is it that we find black and white communities are reacting differently to these events?  Ecumenical Theological Seminary invites people of all backgrounds to come together for an evening of open discussion on these topics, seeking especially to listen to younger voices from the area. Following introductory remarks by the President and the Dean of ETS, we will open the microphone to anyone in attendance for comments, questions, and conversation as we seek to find ways, in Detroit and its vicinity, for us to deal meaningfully with the legacy of these events for our communities and our families.

2930 Woodward Avenue, 
Detroit MI 48201


If you have any questions about this event, please contact Pamela Johnson, Manager Special Events and Media, at pjohnson@etseminary.edu.

Faith Leaders as Mental Health First Responders

posted Nov 17, 2014, 3:52 PM by Pamela Johnson   [ updated Nov 17, 2014, 5:28 PM ]

Faith Leaders as 

Mental Health First Responders

 Monday -Thursday
 January 12 - 15, 2015, 
9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
 January 16, 2015, 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Ecumenical Theological Seminary and the Interfaith Health & Hope Coalition will host a series on prevalent mental health conditions in our community. The series will address how to identify possible concerns and where to turn for help. Faith leaders - Pastors, Rabbis, Imams, Faith Community Nurses, Chaplains, Lay Health Ministers, and others - can play a key role as Mental Health First Responders.

The program, offered during the seminary’s Doctor of Ministry Emergent Week, is open to members of the public. Samaritan Counseling Center professionals, Wayne State University faculty and others will cover: 
MONDAY           Basic Concepts of Mental Health & Illness
TUESDAY          Substance Abuse
WEDNESDAY   Depression, Suicide and Self-Harm
THURSDAY       Domestic Violence and Child Abuse
FRIDAY              Faith Leaders as Mental Health First Responders

COST: $25 per day or $99 for the entire week

WHERE:  Ecumenical Theological Seminary, 2930 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, MI 48201

To register visit www.etseminary.edu, and select Register
Registration is required by the deadline of December 29, 2014

Parking On Site, Lunch & Continental Breakfast Included (except on Friday)
For more information, contact,  Ron Beford at (810) 923-6940 or rbeford@yahoo.com

Special Thanks to our planning committee, convened by the Interfaith Health & Hope Coalition and representing Detroit Central City Community Mental Health, Inc.; Henry Ford Health System; St. Frances Cabrini Clinic; Brighton Center for Recovery; Samaritan Counseling Center; and Wayne State University

ETS is accredited by the Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada, 
and the following degree programs are approved: MDiv, MA in Pastoral Ministry, DMin.

2930 Woodward Avenue, Detroit MI 48201 ⎥ www.etseminary.edu ⎥ (313) 831-5200

13th Annual Thanksgiving Day Parade Breakfast and Benefit

posted Nov 10, 2014, 6:22 AM by Pamela Johnson   [ updated Nov 10, 2014, 7:32 AM ]

November 27, 2014 
13th Annual Thanksgiving Day Parade 
Breakfast and Benefit
 Doors open at 8:00 am

 For the past 12 Years ETS has provided a prime location for you and your family to view the parade and participate in the festivities. 
Are you ready to enjoy the parade from the BEST seat on Woodward Avenue? 
If yes, join ETS on Thanksgiving morning for this premier event.

 Are you ready to enjoy the parade from the BEST seat on Woodward Avenue?  Join ETS on Thanksgiving morning for this premier event
Vendor opportunities are available.

Want the VIP treatment? Sponsorship opportunities
are available.  For further information, please contact Pamela Johnson, Manager of Special Events and Media 
at (313) 831-5200, ext. 209 or pjohnson@etseminary.edu. 

Benefits of the Breakfast

       · All you can eat breakfast buffet

· Pancake Bar with toppings

· All you can drink coffee, cocoa and tea

· Reserved parking included

· Indoor and outdoor viewing

· Warm up if it’s cold outside

· Bring your chair and blanket

· Clean, private restrooms

· View the parade from our 100 foot sidewalk frontage

· Bring an unwrapped toy for COTS

· Face painting

· Christmas Shopping with vendors

· Pictures with Santa (additional fee)

· Live music during breakfast and after the parade

· Door prizes

· 50/50 Raffle


For more details, view flyer and sponsor package below.

Be a Vendor/Exhibitor,  

Volunteer Form

Noel Night Story Tyme

posted Nov 4, 2014, 5:44 PM by Pamela Johnson   [ updated Nov 4, 2014, 5:50 PM ]

Ecumenical Theological Seminary 

in conjunction with Noel Night Presents:

 Story TymeRecreating the Magic

 Saturday, December 6, 2014

 Time: 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Remember that special feeling you had as a child when someone read you a story?   
You felt cared for, nurtured, and drawn into the wondrous world of the illustrations and the words. 
Perhaps those experiences put you in touch with you
r own creative spirit and so linked you to the Creator. 
No doubt about it, being read to as a child ha
profound and lasting effect on us all. 
And let’s not forget that most of those stories were just plain fun! 


On Saturday evening, ETS Students and volunteers
will be recreating that special atmosphere by reading stories. 

Refreshments Served

Children of all ages are invited

There will be chairs, but feel free to bring a cushion
 or an afghan, if you like, and dress comfy!

Ecumenical Theological Seminary
Renaissance Room
2930 Woodward Avenue
Detroit, Michigan 48201


For more information contact, Ms. Rhonda Fairley at, 313-831-5200
extension 208 or by email at rfairley@etseminary.edu.

Donations Welcome


ETS Advent Worship Service

posted Oct 30, 2014, 1:00 PM by Pamela Johnson

Come, Let us worship together!

Advent Worship Service

Thursday, December 4, 2014
at 6:00 pm 
In the ETS Sanctuary

Rev. Dr. William J. Danaher, Jr., Rector

 Christ Church Cranbrook, Bloomfield Hills, MI

Please join us for a Pot Luck Reception 
7:00 pm—8:00 pm 
Hosted by ETS Student Life Council

Community gathering to Worship and 
Praise the coming Christ!

 Therefore the Lord will give you a sign:  The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel.  (Isaiah  7:14)

Fellowship, Song and Gratitude!

 ETS Advent Worship Service 

Sustaining Pastoral Excellence Workshop on November 15, 2014

posted Oct 27, 2014, 9:30 AM by Pamela Johnson   [ updated Oct 27, 2014, 9:30 AM ]

Jesus Christ in a Multicultural World 

Saturday, November 15, 2014
 Time: 9:00 am until Noon

 Presenter: Dr. Anneliese Sinnott, OP. Ph.D

Course Description:  This workshop is designed expand the participants’ theology of 
Jesus Christ when that theology is done in light of a multicultural world.

Sustaining Pastoral Excellence Workshop
Course Number 308 

The workshop will be held at the 
Ecumenical Theological Seminary in the Women's Lounge
2930 Woodward Avenue
Detroit, Michigan 48201  

For more information, please contact, 
Dr. Floyd Davis, SPE Program Director
313.831.5200, extension 228

Dr. Anneliese Sinnott, OP. Ph.D
Director of MA Program, Professor of Systematic Theology
BA Siena Heights College
MM De Paul University
MA University of Detroit
MDiv Saints Cyril and Methodius Seminary
Phd Katholieke Universitelt Leuven

Dr. Anneliese Sinnott is Professor of Systematic Theology and is currently serving as the Coordinator for the Master of Arts program in Pastoral Ministry Program. She served as
Vice-President for Academic Affairs and Dean at ETS from 1996 to 2010. Prior to that, she directed the Master of Divinity Program. In addition to her work here, Dr. Sinnott has been a frequent presenter at local, regional and national gatherings on a variety of topics and has contributed several articles to published works. She values the opportunity provided by ETS to guide others in learning in a multicultural, ecumenical environment. She believes that the task of a theological seminary today is to assist students in a discovery, examination and articulation of the Christian faith, both in the language of their own tradition and in dialogue with others as well as to effectively minister in the church and world of the 21st century. 

Anneliese was born and received her early education in Chicago, Illinois. Following her graduation from high school, she became a member of the Adrian Dominican Sisters in Adrian, Michigan. Her early years as a Roman Catholic sister were spent teaching elementary school and music. She came to Michigan to attend seminary. 

Sustaining Pastoral Excellence Workshop

posted Sep 27, 2014, 10:04 PM by Pamela Johnson   [ updated Sep 27, 2014, 10:11 PM ]

Presenter: Dr. James Perkinson, Professor of Ethics and Systematic Theology
at the Ecumenical Theological Seminary

 WS 310 
Workshop Title:

The State of the City - Part II

 October 12, 2014 

9:00 am - Noon

Workshop Fee: $40

This workshop will construct a narrative of the “emergency of Detroit” in light of Mark’s Gospel as
a particular narrative of a 1st century Palestinian “emergency,”
 addressed by the social 
movements convened by John the Baptizer and Jesus of Nazareth.

The Rev. Dr. Stephen Butler Murray, President
Workshop will be held at: Ecumenical Theological Seminary, 2930 Woodward Avenue, Detroit 48201

Open House

posted Sep 26, 2014, 8:49 PM by Pamela Johnson

Do you feel you have a higher calling?
We have a program for you.

Degrees Offered

Doctor of Ministry

Master of Divinity

Master of Arts in Pastoral Ministry

Programs Offered

Certificate in Theological Studies

Urban Ministry Diploma

Muslim Chaplaincy Program

Continuing Education

Open House

 Thursday, October 16, 2014 at 6:00 pm


Learn how an ETS program can help you be prepared for your future.

For more details contact: Dr. Patricia Chunn, Director of Admissions,

pchunn@etseminary.edu or by phone, at 313.831.5200, extension 217.

RSVP to: recruitment@etseminary.edu

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