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Called to Serve is a CDSP publication that each year introduces many of the members of each graduating class from Church Divinity School of the Pacific to the wider Episcopal Church. Copies are mailed across the country, to alumni, bishops and various Church offices.
Here are color maps of the CDSP campus, of 'Holy Hill' and of the Berkeley area. CDSP map GTU map Berkeley map
Church Divinity School of the Pacific (CDSP) highly values the individual and collective security of its students, faculty, and staff. This is so not only because it cares about individual safety, but also because safety is a pre-requisite for the creation of an academic community devoted to research, learning and teaching.
We welcome you to CDSP for a taste of life in our community. IN SEMINARY. IN BERKELEY, CALIFORNIA.What’s it like, anyway? Is it for you?You’ll never know unless you go. COME VISIT.Live, laugh, study, sing, pray in a community of seekers –From 24 states, 5 countries.Immerse yourself in another world. HOLY HILL.Check out the neighborhood –Eight seminaries, UC Berkeley, the San Francisco Bay.Experience our community.
The CDSP experience integrates scholarship, reflection, worship, spirituality, and the practice of ministry.
The Rev. Dr. Ruth Meyers, Dean of Academic AffairsCoverage of Same-Sex Blessing action at General Convention New York TimesEpiscopalians Approve Rite to Bless Same-Sex UnionsJuly 10, 2012
The Celtic Cross Mission Society serves as the missionary “hands” of the seminary, raising both funds and awareness, while engaging in direct community outreach. Charitable organizations in the San Francisco Bay area and across the globe received 2014 Celtic Cross Mission Grants totaling more than $20,000, strengthening work on behalf of refugees and new immigrants, literacy programs, supplemental nutrition, environmental advocacy, and disaster preparedness. [ See a five-minute video of this year’s grant recipients. ]
Cross Grants, 2014 Celtic Cross Mission Society awards Cross Grants each year "to clothe the homeless and feed the hungry." In past years Celtic Cross Mission Society's Cross Grants have funded such activities as 47 Orphan Care Kits through Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance, care of displaced and abused children by Victors Refugee Ministry in Kenya, food baskets and toys for the Youth Center in El Salvador, and meals for day laborers in Berkeley.
This one-year certificate program is designed for students who wish to participate in the academic, spiritual, and communal life of CDSP without earning a degree. For example, it is suitable for those who already possess the M.Div. or its equivalent from another seminary and who wish to pursue special study of the Anglican tradition. It might also be appropriate for persons seeking ordination under special canonical provisions of the Episcopal Church. Summary of Requirements
The low-residential option for the Certificate of Anglican Studies (CAS) combines multiple approaches to learning in a low-residency online format. Students choosing the low-residential CAS option come to the CDSP campus for two weeks in two consecutive summers. This "Summer Intensives" provide the grounding in Anglican studies and spiritual formation in community that are hallmarks of CDSP.
Certificate of Anglican Studies (C.A.S.) This one-year certificate program is designed for students who wish to participate in the academic, spiritual, and communal life of CDSP without earning a degree. Although participation in the ordination process is not a requirement, part of processing an application for the C.A.S. normally includes contacting the applicant's bishop. Applicants who are considering ordination should inquire about diocesan policies regarding the timing of seminary application in relation to admission to postulancy.
Introduction The Certificate in Anglican Studies (C.A.S.) low-residency option is designed for students wishing to pursue the C.A.S. primarily through distance learning, but with intensive periods of study and formation over two summers. Courses are taken online, and in two consecutive on-campus summer residential programs of two weeks each, during which students form community and participate in worship and personal formation for ministry. Small groups for advising, spiritual reflection, and worship planning are central to students’ personal formation throughout the program.
The C.T.S. is designed for students who wish to pursue graduate theological education without earning a degree. The program, available on campus or online, is especially appropriate for those people who are seeking spiritual enrichment or who might be thinking about coming to seminary, but want to try out a few classes first.
In addition to graduate degrees, CDSP offers students a variety of degree programs and courses of study for which they may earn graduate certificates.
Chapel Customary All Saints Chapel, Church Divinity School of the Pacific All Saints Chapel has daily worship services, Monday-Friday when the seminary is in session. Service times are listed in Events Calendar Academic Year Customary (Fall 2012 and Spring 2013) to be posted September 2012.
Chapel News Chapel News is published at the first of each full month of the academic year -- October through April -- by the Dean of the Chapel, the Rev. Dr. Lizette Larson-Miller. 2012-13
ANNOUNCEMENTS Hang up your clothes! Thanks to Barbara Miller and others for organizing the surplices, cassocks and albs on hangers that do not slip – so NOW if we find liturgical clothing on the floor it will not be because it “slipped off the hanger” – put items back on the correct hangers and hang up in the right closets – and your sacristans will be happy (and we will not have to email your mom)!
Announcements Thank you to everyone who has jumped into serving, assisting, reading, preparing liturgies, washing chalices, etc – in other words, to everyone on the rota and all those who do extra tasks to keep the chapel running smoothly. A big thank you to our sacristans too, Jason, Abigail and Barbara, who have managed to make the start of term look smooth!
Welcome to new students and staff, and welcome back to all those returning! Orientation week materials Copies of the Fall 2012 customary, the Experimental/Alternative liturgy booklets, a guide to reading the Rota, and several other handouts are available on the counter outside the sacristy in Gibbs. Please help yourself if you want any of the copies – there are lots of extras.
Stay up-to-date with what's happening with your CDSP classmates, and other alumni/ae with Class Notes online, or in Alumni/ae Happenings in each issue of Crossings, the CDSP magazine, published in the Fall and in the Spring. Don’t forget to update your Alumni/ae Directory information!
CDSP strongly recommends that all M.Div. students participate in a Clinical Pastoral Education program in the summer between their first and second years. The Director of Field Education has a directory of accredited CPE locations and application forms. Students are reminded that most diocesan bishops now require CPE for their postulants and students. Information on this requirement should be obtained from the diocesan Commission on Ministry.
Degrees and certificates were awarded at the 118th Commencement of Church Divinity School of the Pacific on Friday, May 18, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. in St. Margaret's Courtyard on campus.
The Board of Trustees of the Church Divinity School of the Pacific has declared the commitment and intention of the seminary to welcome diverse people throughout the seminary’s educational, administrative, and community endeavors. To fulfill this commitment, the Board urges this entire community to advocate and implement:
An Active Worshiping Community Women and men come to our historic Berkeley, California campus from urban and rural settings, small towns, and parishes of all sizes around the world. Sharing worship, study, reflection and community, we live and grow in a close-knit community of scholars enhanced by connections to seminaries of other faiths, nearby parishes and diverse urban environments.
The Community Care Committee is composed of students of CDSP who are committed to serving the pastoral needs of the students of this community, specifically and primarily through timely programs, projects, and educational symposia that address the perceived needs of the community.
The Community Council provides a structure for the CDSP community to voice and share the issues and concerns of others. All members of the CDSP community are members of the Council, including students, spouses/partners, faculty, staff, and the President and Dean. The CDSP community ratified the Constitution and By-Laws of the Community Council in 1984. They were amended in 1998 and revised in 2005.
Community Night is a time when the entire CDSP community – commuting and residential students, families, faculty, staff, alumni, visitors – gathers once a week in Denniston Commons following an evening (5:45 p.m.) Eucharist in All Saints Chapel for fellowship, dinner and an occasional program or visiting speaker. The evening Eucharist and Community Nights occur on Thursdays in the months when school is in session.
The Blue Sheet is a weekly newsletter published on Fridays during the academic year to help keep CDSP's community informed about upcoming events and activities. E-mail the Dean of Students by Wednesdays at noon to include news and events for the following week. The Blue Sheet acquired its name prior to digital technology when the newsletter was printed on blue paper for ease of identification.
CDSP is a community of scholars, students and staff that embraces and is embraced by larger communities, all of which provide support and inspiration. In addition to academic resources, other community resources are available. There are public safety and health resources in the Berkeley area. Memberships to the Cal Rec Club are available.
More than half of CDSP students live in non-CDSP housing, most in in Berkeley and neighboring towns, although some commute from other states or other parts of California. A bank of networked computers and printer are located at the east end of the Tucson Common Room in the area designated as the Commuter Student Lounge. These are primarily for commuter student use, but may be made available to other students upon request to the Front Office & Reception in Shires.
Community List-Serves E-mail is the principal means by which we maintain adequate seminary community communication. Each student will receive an e-mail address @ses.cdsp.edu upon matriculation. The Consortial IT Support Team (techsupport@psr.edu) is charged with organizing this service and works with the Registrar and Dean of Students to set up the accounts.
Lifelong learning for clergy and laity The continuing education program at CDSP is planned with an eye to supplementing ministering skills, refreshing and updating knowledge of the heritage, and offering space for reflection and renewal.
CALL has developed two series, making it possible for students to focus their study in a programmatic way. Each series will enable students to receive an Online Continuing Education Certificate. Students must enroll in the program by completing a very brief Enrollment Form and then completing the listed courses for that series in no particular order.
Changes to CDSP Registration CDSP is restructuring its administrative services this summer. As part of that transition, which officially began on July 1, we are replacing the GTU systems that we had been using with new, cloud-based systems that will better meet our current needs. We are making this transition over the summer to cause as little disruption as possible.
Interview with The Very Rev. W. Mark Richardson, Ph.D. Crossings, Spring 2010
Crossings magazine is the CDSP magazine, and is sent via mail and electronically to CDSP alumni and friends.Here are links to the current and past issues.

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