Collaborative Seminars at the
Center for Innovation in Ministry at SFTS
Academic Seminar + Community Project + Collaborative Cohort
Empower yourself and your faith community with our innovative, collaborative online seminars. Ideal for leaders, community organizers, and groups.
Beyonce and the Bible
Instructor: Rev. Yolanda M. Norton
Assistant Professor of Old Testament, San Francisco Theological Seminary
In four online sessions, Beyoncé and the Bible looks at the life and art of Beyoncé Knowles-Carter to ground conversations about Womanist thought and the Bible. Participants will explore topics of race, class, and gender, with an emphasis on sexuality, embodiment, and agency. These social issues will provide a framework to evaluate various characters and narratives in the Bible—especially women in Scripture. Learn more…
Begins February 21 and meets weekly via Zoom online conferencing.
Instructor: Monica A. Coleman, MDiv, PhD
Author, Bipolar Faith: A Black Woman’s Journey with Depression and Faith
Creating a spiritual community of hope around people struggling with mental health is obviously important to loving people of faith. Coleman’s train-the-trainer seminar is a wonderful resource for leaders who who are helping churches, caregiver groups, and civic non-profit organizations establish and strengthen a group of people within in their own organizations caring for the families, friends, and loved ones of the community around those working through and thriving with mental illness.
In five online sessions, you will join Monica A. Coleman, MDiv, PhD as she coaches you through her book, Bipolar Faith: A Black Woman’s Journey with Depression and Faith, equipping you to lead others. You will receive a free digital copy of her book as well as the companion materials. Learn more…
Begins February 20 and meets weekly via Zoom online conferencing. CEUs available.