August 12-16, 2013
Introductions/Worship begins on Monday, August 12, 2013 at 9:00 am.
Finance Orientation will be held on Tuesday, August 13, 2013 from 8:00 am - 9:00 am.
Fellowship: Congregational Law of the Church
Saturday, December 14, 2013
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
In the Renaissance Room at ETS
Ecumenical Theological Seminary will lead a THEOLOGICAL DIALOG on the recent ruling
aimed at generating FAITH-BASED ACTION in response to the present CRISIS.
Should the Banking Industry Determine Detroit’s Future?
What do the biblical traditions of Sabbath and Jubilee have to say about debt and discipleship?
What responsibility does the church have to address
the recent ruling on Detroit’s bankruptcy?
This event is free and open to the public.
Join the conversation. Please RSVP at email@example.com.
Feel free to share the flyer listed below.
Dr. Charles Clark, Director of Recruitment at ETS, and Margaret Priest, Vice President of Administration,
spoke with Alisa Zee on the Sunday Edition, 104.3 WOMC, about the virtues of a seminary education in
these times and what makes ETS a unique and wonderful place to receive this education.
All are invited to attend Worship Week
Monday through Thursday
October 14 through October 17, 2013
7:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Join us for this semi-annual event.
Each evening one entire class will lead all aspect of Worship. Including music and of course preaching.
Come and witness what God is doing through our students at the Ecumenical Theological Seminary.
All Worship services will be held at
Ecumenical Theological Seminary
2930 Woodward Avenue
Detroit, MI 48201
For additional information please call (313) 831-5200.
For the past 11 years ETS has provided a prime location for
you and your family to view the parade and participate in the festivities.
Join us on Thanksgiving Day, November 28, 2013.
Doors at 8:00 am.
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!
Vendor opportunities are available.
are available, for further information, please contact
Pamela Johnson, Manager of Special Events and Media
· All you can eat breakfast buffet
· Pancake Bar with toppings
· All you can drink coffee, cocoa and tea
· In and out 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)
· Door prizes
· 50/50 Raffle
For more details, view ticket brochure and sponsor package below.
Set aside your Saturdays, adjust your schedules, and mark your calendars for this
year’s exciting line-up of topics and presenters. Workshops for this academic year
are listed below.
Workshops are open to ETS students, faculty, staff, friends, and
Cost for each workshop is $40. To register and pay online
Paul as an Urban Prophet - WS 300
Apostle Paul faced many challenges while doing mission work in the cities of
Judea, Syria, Asia Minor, Macedonia, Greece, and Italy.
Dr. James Waddell, Assistant
Professor of Biblical Studies, Ecumenical Theological Seminary
This is clearly
reflected in his letters and in the narratives in Acts. In this workshop we
will explore the kinds of challenges Paul faced in the first century
they were not unlike the challenges facing those engaged in urban ministry
The Church & The New Racism: Trayvon Martin, Voting Rights, &
the Take-Over of Detroit – WS 301
November 2, 2013
Dr. James Perkinson, Professor
of Social Ethics, ETS; Special Lecturer in Communication Studies, Oakland University
workshop will articulate a challenge to the Church to respond to our
contemporary situation of racialized politics with prophetic vision and pastoral savvy.
Specifically we will look at the linkage
between national issues of policies that have racist effects (such as Stand
Your Ground Laws, and the roll-back of Voting Rights)
and the imposition of an
Emergency Manager on Detroit. The focus
of the workshop is to deepen understanding of "what's going on" and
explore some of the possibilities of response.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.: A Model for Prophetic Preaching in the
Contemporary World – WS 307
January 18, 2014
Dr. Michael Nabors, Director
Master of Divinity Program, Ecumenical Theological Seminary; Faculty, Marygrove
workshop is designed to introduce participants to underlying prophetic motifs
found in selected sermons by Dr. King.
The sermons will include;
The Three Dimensions of a Complete Life,
Eulogy for the Martyred Children, and The Drum Major Instinct. Considerable attention will be given in
encouraging participants to find their own prophetic voices in the sermonic
God’s Grace Through Grief – WS 302
February 15, 2014
Dr. Edward Knox, Pastor New Mt
Vernon Baptist Church; Psychologist;
Mentor/Adjunct Professor ETS
workshop will give the student a historical, Biblical, Theological and
practical perspective on grief. Subsequently the course will equip the student
with various tools
and insight on what is grief, how to grieve, the benefits of
grief and the 5f formula on how to resolve grief.
Self Care for the Minister – WS 303
March 22, 2014
Rev. Denise Henderson,
Associate Minister Hartford Memorial Baptist Church; Certified Leadership/Wellness
this interactive workshop participants will explore a model of Holy Health
which includes wellness as the integration of mind, body and spirit and the
development of one’s own purpose in life. We will examine the ministry
leader’s role in the area of wellness for others in their faith-based
Participants will develop strategies to help them create a balance
between self-care and the needs of their ministries.
Religion in the Public Square: Intersection of Faith and Politics – WS
April 12, 2014
Donna Matteis, ESQ
seminar will look at the legal bases that separate church and state. It will
also explore how religion has played and continues to play a role in politics
in the United States.
Finally, while exploring why Christians have sometimes
been reluctant to bring their faith to the public square, we
will examine how Christianity calls us to participate in political dialogue.
Mental Health Resources for Ministry – WS 305
May 3, 2014
Belinda Evans-Ebio, LMSW; Social Worker
of the biggest yet most overlooked challenges to the church today is
recognizing the signs of emotional stress and mental illnesses within the
The minister and the ministerial staff need to be able to know
the signs of mental illness and recognize that prayer alone may not be enough
to assist people in mental distress.
workshop will give basic information for those in church leadership to
recognize the warning signs of mental illnesses and will provide resource
guides giving trained
professionals and agencies that can be contacted for
referrals or emergency assistance.
For further information or to register your group, please contact Ms. Elle Folson at 313-831-5200, extension 207 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Below you will find the schedule of Open Houses for the coming year.
Monday, September 23, 2013,
Thursday, November 21, 2013,
Thursday, January 23, 2014,
Thursday, March 20, 2014,
Thursday, May 22, 2014 and
Monday, July 24, 2014
Each Open House will begin at 6:00 pm
Has God captured your attention?
Feeling a call on your life?
Are you ready to make a difference?
Do you need to serve God?
Light refreshments will be served.
For further information or to rsvp contact Dr. Charles C. Clark, Jr.,
Recruitment Director email@example.com
or 313 831 5200, extension 224.
36th Annual Fall Convocation
Thursday, September 5, 2013 at 6:00 pm
The Entire ETS Family Cordially
invite to attend our 36th Annual Fall Convocation.
Guest Preacher: Rev. Charles Christian Adams,
Presiding Pastor of Hartford Memorial Baptist Church
New Student Orientation will be held on
Thursday, September 5, 2013 at 2:00 pm.
New Students please confirm your attendance with
Fall Quarter Classes Begin September 9, 2013
We are looking forward to another successful year.
Public Paid Parking in Midtown at ETS. Did you know the seminary is now licensed to offer paid public parking for events at Comerica Park, Ford Field and the Fox Theater? Just in time for Jay Z and Justin Timberlake: Legends of the Summer Tour on August 6, 2013. The paid parking is currently scheduled for weekends. So, if you are in need of lighted, paved, fenced, secure parking, take advantage of our parking lot, located at 2930 Woodward Avenue. For more information, contact the seminary at (313) 831-5200.