School of Divinity at Gardner-Webb University

School of Divinity at Gardner-Webb University The School of Divinity at Gardner-Webb University exists to prepare women and men for the practice of ministry in and through the Church. On October 22, 1992, the Board of Trustees unanimously approved the establishment of the Gardner-Webb University Divinity School, believing that such an action was an appropriate response for Gardner-Webb University given the needs of the denomination, the changes in theological education, the heritage of the University, and the strength of the University's support.
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On October 23, 1998, the University's Board of Trustees named the School the M. Christopher White School of Divinity in honor of the University's president. The School of Divinity, one of five schools offering graduate degrees within the academic program of Gardner-Webb University, is affiliated with Cooperative Baptist Fellowship Global, Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of North Carolina, and the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina. The School of Divinity as an academic unit of Gardner-Webb University is Baptist in origin and commitment, ecumenical in outlook, and has as its mission the preparation of persons for Christian ministries. To achieve this end, the School of Divinity offers courses of study in which, under the leadership of dedicated and competent teachers, students engage in the study of and reflection upon the data, meaning, and implications of the Christian faith, beginning at its biblical base; enter into thoughtful and critical assessments of church history and theology; become involved in the process of spiritual formation personally, socially, and vocationally; and participate in the study and practice of various expressions of Christian mission and ministry. The School of Divinity at Gardner-Webb University is founded upon the affirmation of ultimate commitment and loyalty to the God disclosed most fully and completely in the person and work of Jesus Christ.

Mission: Stretching the mind. Stirring the heart. Serving the Church.

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The School of Divinity wishes you the hope of Advent and the joy of Christmas!
12/22/2020

The School of Divinity wishes you the hope of Advent and the joy of Christmas!

Divinity students . . . As you take a deep breath after what has probably been one of the most difficult semesters of yo...
12/16/2020

Divinity students . . . As you take a deep breath after what has probably been one of the most difficult semesters of your lives, we pray you will find this retreat invitation just what you need!

Register here www.cbf.net/seminarianretreat at NO COST!

We give thanks to God for the ministry of Mt. Zion Restoration Church! Rev. Rodney Freeman, Rev. Labrey Burris, and Dara...
12/15/2020
Gastonia food pantry serves thousands during pandemic

We give thanks to God for the ministry of Mt. Zion Restoration Church! Rev. Rodney Freeman, Rev. Labrey Burris, and Dara Bess are alumni of the School of Divinity, and serve with this ministry.
https://www.fox46.com/news/gastonia-food-pantry-serves-thousands-during-pandemic/?fbclid=IwAR2GS_VDfxwOOX0PMPcCqC7Lr9-gjV9asVziuqCqpavIqBzIvmaK8VC1mUQ

GASTONIA, N.C. (FOX 46 CHARLOTTE)- Each Thursday morning before the sun rises hundreds of cars line up around the Mount Zion Restoration Church in Gastonia. “We’re here giving hope and providing ne…

Congratulations, Rev. Dr. Aileen Lawrimore!
12/11/2020

Congratulations, Rev. Dr. Aileen Lawrimore!

Congratulations, Sarah Blackwell!
12/11/2020

Congratulations, Sarah Blackwell!

Congratulations, Lauren Evans Hamilton!
12/11/2020

Congratulations, Lauren Evans Hamilton!

Congratulations, Matthew Holloman!
12/11/2020

Congratulations, Matthew Holloman!

Rev. Dr. Kimberly Moore, Senior Pastor of Emmanuel Missionary Baptist Church of Gastonia, NC and the founder and CEO of ...
12/02/2020

Rev. Dr. Kimberly Moore, Senior Pastor of Emmanuel Missionary Baptist Church of Gastonia, NC and the founder and CEO of Kimberly Moore Ministries—a non-profit, outreach ministry committed to ministering to and restoring the whole person, preached a powerful devotional on gratitude this morning at GWU's monthly Community Prayer Gathering. Dr. Moore is a two-time alumna of GWU, where she earned the M.Div. and D.Min. degrees.

12/02/2020
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Download your issue of the GWU fall 2020 magazine today!https://gardner-webb.edu/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/GWU_Fall_2020.pdf

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11/29/2020

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Let us launch this Advent season by actively watching for our Lord’s coming. Join The University in celebration through daily Advent Reflections written by GWU faculty, staff, students, and alumni.
➡️ gardner-webb.edu/category/holidays/advent/

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11/20/2020

Gardner-Webb University

Optional Thanksgiving pre-departure COVID-19 testing is available for students, faculty, and staff on Friday, Friday, November 20 and Monday, November 23.
😷 http://gwebb.net/n9Az50CpJOj

Please Zoom with us for worship on Monday, November 16 at 1:00 p.m. Michael Glenn, pastor of Mt. Pleasant Missionary Bap...
11/13/2020

Please Zoom with us for worship on Monday, November 16 at 1:00 p.m. Michael Glenn, pastor of Mt. Pleasant Missionary Baptist in Belmont and M.Div. student, will preach!

Our Virtual Picnic for M.Div. students is tomorrow, November 10 at noon!
11/09/2020

Our Virtual Picnic for M.Div. students is tomorrow, November 10 at noon!

Please Zoom with us for worship on Monday, November 9 at 1:00 p.m.  Our worship will be led by students in Dr. Cal Rober...
11/06/2020

Please Zoom with us for worship on Monday, November 9 at 1:00 p.m. Our worship will be led by students in Dr. Cal Robertson’s DSSF 300/301 class.

A Virtual Picnic is Zooming your way on November 10 at Noon!
11/05/2020

A Virtual Picnic is Zooming your way on November 10 at Noon!

Dr. Jim McConnell is the lecturer for our 2020 Winter Bible Study Preview. Contact us today to receive your Zoominar lin...
11/04/2020

Dr. Jim McConnell is the lecturer for our 2020 Winter Bible Study Preview. Contact us today to receive your Zoominar link!

In this podcast conversation with Brian Kaylor of Word&Way, Dr. Steve Harmon talks about the Mercer University Press boo...
11/03/2020
Baptist Without An Adjective: 144. Steve Harmon on Sources of Light

In this podcast conversation with Brian Kaylor of Word&Way, Dr. Steve Harmon talks about the Mercer University Press book "Sources of Light" he co-edited, Baptist ecumenical dialogue, theological education at our School of Divinity, and more. http://podcast.wordandway.org/144-steve-harmon-on-sources-of-light

Steve Harmon, professor of historical theology at in Boiling Springs, North Carolina, talks with Editor & President Brian Kaylor about his co-edited book . He also talks about global dialogue between Catholics and Baptists.  (This episode is sponsored in part by the )

We invite you to learn about, and get involved in, the Bountiful Blessings Food Pantry, a ministry of Mount Zion Restora...
10/31/2020

We invite you to learn about, and get involved in, the Bountiful Blessings Food Pantry, a ministry of Mount Zion Restoration Church in Gastonia. Rev. Dr. Rodney Freeman, M.Div. alumnus, serves as the pastor.

On Thursday, Bountiful Blessings Food Pantry Drive Thru crossed the milestone of 100,000 people served during the COVID-19 Pandemic. We are grateful to our partners, volunteers ,and friends for your ongoing support. We are extremely humbled to serve this community. 🌽🥦🍠🥖

Bountiful Blessings Food Pantry
2311 Crescent Lane
Gastonia, NC 28052
#straightouttahunger #bountifulblessingsfoodpantry
#bbfpdrivethru

10/30/2020
Phoebe Putney Health System

We invite you to meet Rev. Will Runyon, M.Div. alumnus!

Early in the COVID-19 pandemic in southwest Georgia, Phoebe became one of the first health systems in the country to use electronic tablets and phones daily to connect families with patients they could not visit. With our volunteer chaplains also unable to enter our hospitals, the bulk of that responsibility fell to Rev. Will Runyon, Phoebe Director of Palliative Care & Chaplaincy. During #SpiritualCareWeek, we honor him and all chaplains who continue to provide invaluable, compassionate spiritual care to patients, families and healthcare workers during our nation’s COVID-19 battle.

Meet Rev. Allison "Bubba" Simmons, M.Div. alumna!
10/29/2020

Meet Rev. Allison "Bubba" Simmons, M.Div. alumna!

We are blessed to have Allison "Bubba" Simmons as our Director of Pastoral Care providing spiritual care and support to patients, family members, and staff. #SpritualCareWeek #CollaborativeHealthcare #InspireWellbeing

Read Bubba’s story: http://ow.ly/e9bs50C5o8J

Rev. Dr. Andy Jung, Director of Church Engagement at the Fuller Youth Institute and adjunct professor at GWU, will preac...
10/28/2020

Rev. Dr. Andy Jung, Director of Church Engagement at the Fuller Youth Institute and adjunct professor at GWU, will preach on Monday, November 2 at 1:00 p.m. You are invited to Zoom with us for worship! Please email [email protected] for a link to Zoom.

10/26/2020
We celebrate with alumnus, Rev. Wesley Smith, new Director of Missions for the Three Forks Baptist Association! https://...
10/26/2020
Three Forks Baptist Association to vote on new director

We celebrate with alumnus, Rev. Wesley Smith, new Director of Missions for the Three Forks Baptist Association! [email protected]&utm_campaign=UCOM_Week-at-a-Glance_2020-10-26_Internal-Audience&_bta_tid=40651571445476442248607905984209651280000752983707348645371174574142629369160823460198739852916166674955" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">https://www.wataugademocrat.com/community/three-forks-baptist-association-to-vote-on-new-director/article_4de02314-dbde-56b6-bd70-34bd9ae7e133.html?utm_source=EduConverse&utm_medium=email&utm_term=Smith&utm_content=[email protected]&utm_campaign=UCOM_Week-at-a-Glance_2020-10-26_Internal-Audience&_bta_tid=40651571445476442248607905984209651280000752983707348645371174574142629369160823460198739852916166674955

BOONE — The Three Forks Baptist Association is pleased to announce that it has a candidate for the position of director of missions.

Join us on Friday, October 30, beginning at 10:00 a.m.! Reserve your space by emailing kharmon@gardner-webb.edu.
10/23/2020

Join us on Friday, October 30, beginning at 10:00 a.m.! Reserve your space by emailing [email protected].

Please Zoom with us for Reformation Day worship on Monday, October 26 at 1:00 p.m. Dr. Eddie Stepp, Professor of Religio...
10/21/2020

Please Zoom with us for Reformation Day worship on Monday, October 26 at 1:00 p.m. Dr. Eddie Stepp, Professor of Religious Studies & Director of the Accelerated Pastoral Ministries Program at GWU, will preach. If you would like to Zoom with us, please email [email protected].

Join us on October 30 at 10:00 a.m.for our Virtual DMin Preview Day! Join "The Ministry of Worship" seminar taught by Dr...
10/19/2020

Join us on October 30 at 10:00 a.m.for our Virtual DMin Preview Day! Join "The Ministry of Worship" seminar taught by Dr. Robert Canoy, Dean, & attend an information session led by Dr. Danny West, Director of the DMin Program. Email [email protected] to register.

10/13/2020

Mary Washburn Wilson Lectures by Pam Durso, President of Central Baptist Theological Seminary. Lecture 2, “Searching for Memories: Women’s Participation in Baptist Life in Colonial America”

10/12/2020

The 2020 Mary Washburn Wilson Lectures at Gardner-Webb University School of Divinity delivered by Dr. Pam Durso, President of Central Baptist Theological Seminary. Lecture 1, “Collective Memory or Selective Memory: The History of Women in the Church.”

Today at 1:00 Eastern, we'll be streaming the first of Dr. Pam Durso's Mary Washburn Wilson Lectures--"Collective Memory...
10/12/2020

Today at 1:00 Eastern, we'll be streaming the first of Dr. Pam Durso's Mary Washburn Wilson Lectures--"Collective Memory of Selective Memory: The History of Women in the Church"--via Facebook Live from the School of Divinity at Gardner-Webb University page. Check back here for our Live notification.

Join us October 12-13 for our annual Mary Washburn Wilson Lectures! You may contact us to receive the Zoom link.
10/07/2020

Join us October 12-13 for our annual Mary Washburn Wilson Lectures! You may contact us to receive the Zoom link.

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Reminding current and former Div students about this discussion next week: https://fb.me/e/1z0NXxyff It's a great way to connect with GWU's undergraduates!
Greetings! I am a doctoral candidate at Boston University (and an occasional adjunct here at GWU). I would be honored and grateful if you would consider participating in research I am doing for my dissertation. I will be conducting interviews with Christian men on their experiences of change in their understanding and embodiment of masculinity. Christian men from underrepresented and minority groups are especially encouraged to get in touch! Please have a look at the flier for more info, and get in touch with me at [email protected] (or PM here) if you think your experience resonates with my research. Also, please feel free and encouraged to share this announcement with anyone you think might find it interesting!
http://aileengoeson.com/2018/10/06/my-daddy-my-pastor/ An assignment from Danny West's preaching class back in the day. :)
As I sit here preparing to officiate a funeral for the father of a good friend, I am thankful for the the godly men and women of the School of Divinity family who have helped and encouraged me in my spiritual journey.
Holy Land trip 2000 #tbt
I got an email from Smyth & Helwys featuring Dr. Canoy's new book. So I went to order it.... ...then I ordered 6 more books that I have been eyeing. #notenoughshelfspace