Conferences and Lectures
Loving Your Neighbor Conference
Serving Neglected and Overlooked Communities
The bi-annual Loving Your Neighbor Conference connects church leaders with leading thought-leaders to discuss how churches and Christian organizations can better minister to and serve these traditionally neglected and overlooked communities. Past conferences have focused on the church's relationship with Muslims (2016) and how to best serve and minister to immigrant, refugee, and migrant communities (2018).
Next Conference: Summer of 2020
Stob Lecture Colloquium
Engaging Speakers in the Area of Ethics, Apologetics, and Philosophical Theology
Originally called the “Stob Lectureship”, the Stob Lecture Series was signed into being in 1985 as a collaboration between Calvin College and Calvin Theological Seminary. The annual Stob Lectureship was designed to bring to the campus in either the fall or spring semester of each year an established or promising scholar for the delivery of two “Stob Lectures” to a campus audience consisting of professors, students and other interested persons. The chosen lecturer would have a notable academic reputation in the fields of philosophy, ethics, and/or theology; resonate with the Reformed and Christian perspectives embodied by the life and work of Dr. Henry Stob; and have the ability to communicate effectively to a general audience.
In 2017, the annual Stob Lecture was incorporated for the first time within the lineup of speakers of the January Series of Calvin College. Speakers would do a large, public lecture as part of the January Series of Calvin University. This change created the Stob Lecture Colloquium. Hosted at Calvin Seminary, the colloquium would provide more insight from the earlier lecture, with the speaker engaging in a question-and-answer format with a faculty member from Calvin Seminary or University.
Next Lecture: January 2020
The Worship Symposium
An Annual Gathering Where Worship is Both the Topic and Practiced
The annual Calvin Symposium on Worship is a three-day conference sponsored by the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship and the Center for Excellence in Preaching.
The conference brings together a wide audience of artists, musicians, pastors, scholars, students, worship leaders and planners, and other interested worshipers. People come from around the world for a time of fellowship, worship, and learning together, seeking to develop their gifts, encourage each other and renew their commitment to the full ministry of the church.
Next Symposium: January 30 - February 1, 2020
Women and Men Together in Ministry
The SheLeads events focus on women and men together in ministry. Calvin Seminary served as a host for this summit, combining video feeds with a live panel.
Next Event: Fall of 2019
Other Conferences and Events
Besides the regular occurring events above, Calvin Seminary is host to a number of other conferences, workshops, lectures, and other opportunities for students, faculty, alumni, and ministry leaders to grow in their knowledge of God and in their ministry abilities. You can also view many past events at video section of The Table.