Buffalo Seminary Programs
2017 Lectures Seminars & Workshops

In Cooperation with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in West Virginia
(Partially funded by the Oreon E. Scott Foundation)


2017 Buffalo Seminary Clergy Institute

August 10-11, 2017

Mountainside Conference Center, Bethany College

Disciples 101 – Disciples Polity
Approved History and Polity Course for the WV and PA Commissions on Ministry

Rev. Thaddaeus B. Allen
Regional Minister and President of the Christian Church
(Disciples of Christ) in West Virginia and Pennsylvania

“Together we will read Disciples authors and spend time reflecting on the significance and relevance for today’s church. This introduction will incorporate a summer reading program, short papers on the books, and time in discussion about the books and documents with colleagues.” Click here to learn more.

Registration: $35 (includes lunch)
Sessions begin each day at 9 a.m. and end at 4 p.m.

Lodging available at the Gresham Inn, Mountainside Conference Center
(304) 829-4343

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2017 Buffalo Seminary

September 15-16, 2017

Mountainside Conference Center, Bethany College

“Why do you zig and others zag?”
Understanding Personalities and Temperament for Effective Communication

Rev. Nathan Day Wilson
Director of Communications for Christian Theological Seminary

Rev. Wilson oversees the Seminary’s internal communications, media relations, and community relations while facilitating dialog with leadership representing community, faith-based and higher education institutions. He also coordinates the Faith & Values section of The Indianapolis Star, writes a newspaper column twice/month and coaches high school basketball. He is finishing his first novel – a story about human augmentation set in the not-too-distant future.

Ordained in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Wilson has served as senior minister of two congregations. He was an associate fellow at the Geneva Centre for Security Policy in Geneva, Switzerland, while earning a degree in international security at the University of Geneva. His dissertation, “Waging Peace Amidst Raging Conflict: Evaluating the Impact of Religious Institutions,” was recognized by the British International Studies Association Working Group on International Relations, Security and Religion as a work of “significant contribution” to the field.

Prior to his work in Geneva, Wilson served as director of public policy and interim director of communications for Sojourners, based in Washington DC. He also served as the executive director of the West Virginia Council of Churches, a role that made him the youngest individual to serve as executive director of a state council of churches. 

“Nathan’s background as an ordained minister, public policy leader, spokesperson and columnist are a tremendous asset to the CTS community,” said Leah Gunning Francis, Vice President of Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty at CTS. “We look forward to his leadership as our Seminary continues to prepare the next generation of leaders serving the Church, community and world at large.”​​

*More information on seminary details to follow*

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