Christian Theological Seminary
|This article relies largely or entirely upon a single source. (March 2008)|
|Christian Theological Seminary|
|Religious affiliation||Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)|
|President||Matthew Myer Boulton|
|Location||Indianapolis, Indiana, United States of America|
|Former names||Butler University School of Religion|
Christian Theological Seminary is an ecumenical seminary related to the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). It is located in Indianapolis, Indiana, and provides eight degree-level education courses. While the seminary is related to the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), students from a variety of religious traditions—including Methodist, Episcopal, Baptist, Presbyterian, Lutheran, Catholic, and Orthodox—attend the school.
The current president of the seminary is the Rev. Dr. Matthew Myer Boulton, a professor of theology who has previously taught at Harvard Divinity School. Boulton is also an ordained pastor in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).
The Student Association represents the entire student body and provides member to committees of the faculty, administration, and trustees. Other groups include Black Student Caucus, Hispanic/Latino(a) Association, Affinity representing LGBT students and allies, and the Social Justice Group whose first chair was Lutheran Pastor Mark Powell, Class of 2008. In addition, there are several student unofficial groups meeting regularly for prayer, fellowship, and health promotion.
In addition to preparation for pastoral leadership, CTS offers degrees preparing graduates for careers as licensed therapists and counselors, for further study in doctoral programs and leadership in education and the arts.
Christian Theological Seminary is located at 1000 West 42nd Street in Indianapolis, Indiana. The seminary is centrally located within Indianapolis and is within walking distance of Butler University and the Indianapolis Museum of Art.
The Christian Theological Seminary Library contains more than 210,000 volumes as well as over 1,300 current periodical subscriptions. There are also microfilms, audio-visuals, manuscripts, and special materials on the Restoration movement for your use. All of these materials are listed in the computer catalog. The CTS Library is also home to the Congregational Resource Center, a resource library that contains videos, curriculum, denominational resources, and Vacation Bible School resources that are available for loan by pastors and leaders of local congregations.
Over the years, the seminary has had several grants from the Lilly Endowment including: Disciples House for Youth; Indiana Camp Ministries Project; Indiana Clergy Peer Group Study Program; and the Faith, Wealth, and Community Leadership Program.