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Forming leaders in mission, discipleship and evangelism to serve God’s ever-changing church.

Important Updates in Response to COVID-19

June Intensive 2021

CDSP will once again offer June Intensive courses in an online-only format, out of necessary caution for the health and safety of our students, faculty, staff, and neighbors.

Fall Semester 2021

We are returning to in-person operations this fall, with plans for the CDSP community to operate as a large, vaccinated “pod” without masks or social distancing.

Why CDSP?

“Christians today have to invent practices of ministry that meet the world on its own terms with a distinct voice,” says President and Dean W. Mark Richardson. “But invention can only succeed over time if it is borne out of deep and faithful grounding in the Christian tradition. CDSP helps students become the inventors of the church of tomorrow. ” To find out more, watch our video, or come and visit.

The CDSP Distinction

CDSP students, faculty, and staff gather for Community Night

The only Episcopal seminary on the West Coast, CDSP forms leaders called to find new ways to create Christian communities and share God’s love. Through a recently announced partnership with Trinity Church Wall Street and an ongoing dialog with bishops and grassroots leaders, we have focused our degree programs on Christian mission, discipleship, and evangelism and on core leadership skills of contextual awareness, critical reflection, and public conversation; established a popular low-residency degree option for students balancing family obligations or professional responsibilities, and established partnerships that allow us to create distance learning curricula for individual dioceses.

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Upcoming Events

  1. Summer Intensive

    June 14 - June 25