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As you will read in this issue of Chimes, SFTS is a community of committed, compassionate women and men invested in advancing the church’s hopeful, loving engagement with the world. More stories about our exceptional community will be featured in the Annual Report, coming in November. Your support of the Seminary undergirds these transformational ministries. It's simple to give.
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MISS ONE OF OUR RECENT EVENTS?

If you missed one of our recent events or just want to see one again, you can now view them on our Videos page! Most recently, you'll find both of our Shifts Happen discussions, as well a chapel sermon by Eric Elnes. Check them out at http://innovation.sfts.edu/videos/.
On March 20, Rev. Dr. Janie Spahr, Annanda Barclay and Rev. Dr. J. Alfred Smith Jr. explored the interconnectivity of issues of race, sexual orientation, gender and more.
 
 
 

CENTER LAUNCHES NEW RESOURCE WEBSITE AND COURSES. We're rolling out a new resource site, a free alumni class, and exciting new seminars. Find more at innovation.sfts.edu.

THIS WE AFFIRM
LIVING LECTIONARY EXPANDS

The Center is excited to announce the launch of This We Affirm. Formerly the Living Lectionary, ThisWeAffirm.org is a crowd sourced online resource hub for progressive Christians. You can read about all of the changes HERE, and then add your work today! VISIT THISWEAFFIRM.ORG

ALUMNI SEMINAR
MATTHEW'S GOSPEL WITH HERMAN WAETJEN

To celebrate his forthcoming book, Dr. Herman Waetjen will be offering a FREE online seminar for alumni on the Gospel of Matthew. Additionally, he'll offer a more in-depth look at Matthew during a two day on-campus seminar in October. Space is limited, so register today! REGISTER TODAY

ONLINE SEMINARS
MENTAL HEALTH AND SPIRITUALITY SEMINAR REGISTRATION NOW OPEN

The Center is excited to offer a new online seminar called "Mental Health and Spirituality Working Together." Led by leading mental health and ministry professionals, this class will be invaluable for health workers, clergy and therapists. Plus, for some professions, the course will count toward CEUs. FIND OUR MORE

UPCOMING SEMINAR
CREATING A CULTURE OF GENEROSITY

Join us on campus, October 24, for a one day church financial seminar presented by the Presbyterian Foundation. The seminar will cover capital campaigns, wills and trusts and stewardship related to ministerial relevance. Register for just $25 for one or $30 for two, with lunch included. There are only a few spots left, so sign up today! REGISTER NOW

ABOUT THE CENTER FOR INNOVATION IN MINISTRY AT SFTS

The Center for Innovation in Ministry is an expression of San Francisco Theological Seminary’s commitment to remain on the growing edge of the ever-changing spiritual, social and economic challenges facing society. We seek to stimulate collaborations and ignite positive breakthroughs. We link up individual innovators and partner with congregations, educational organizations, and groups seeking to act positively in the world. Together we create, discover, incubate and disseminate effective responses to our common challenges. People of goodwill everywhere can engage through partnerships, online courses, on-campus and off-campus seminars to find the deep wisdom that can make the world a better place for us all.
San Francisco Theological Seminary (SFTS), the only Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) seminary in the West, reinvents education for ministry through unparalleled innovation, rigorous scholarship, and a tradition of commitment to spiritual formation and social justice in the Christian faith.