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Welcome to Hood Seminary

Hood Theological Seminary is a graduate and professional school that provides theological preparation for effective ministry in a diverse society. Our programs can help you to pastor a local congregation, serve in a specialized ministry such as Christian Education or Counseling, explore theological questions for personal enrichment, lay a foundation for a PhD program elsewhere, or retool yourself for more senior church leadership.

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at the A.M.E. Zion 50th Quadrennial Session of the General Conference
Thursday, July 21, 2016
5:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Koury Convention Center, Greensboro, NC

Please join us for a reception from 5 – 7:30 p.m. during the evening break. This will be a great opportunity to meet and engage with Hood Seminary President, faculty, staff and fellow alumni. We will share HTS program offerings, information about theological degrees, and possible financial resources to help students achieve their goal of a seminary education.

For additional information or to RSVP, please contact the Office of Alumni Engagement and Annual Giving at 704-314-4970 or cwilder@hoodseminary.edu; or the Office of Recruitment and Admissions at 704-636-6455 or rboyd@hoodseminary.edu.

The favor of a reply is requested before July 8th!

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HoodLines Summer 2016

Congratulations to our 2016 Graduates!

Master of Divinity and Master of Theological Studies graduates pictured with Faculty at Hood's fifteenth commencement on May 21, 2016

Doctor of Ministry graduates with Faculty

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New Doctor of Ministry Specialization Announced

Hood Theological Seminary is pleased to announce a new Doctor of Ministry degree specialization in Leadership Ministry designed to provide educational opportunities for pastors, church staff, missionaries, and church and other non-profit leaders who seek advanced theoretical and theological reflection on the contemporary practices of leadership.“Effective ministry in the church and the world requires the mastery and utilization of specialized skills,” said Dr. Jim R. Wadford, Director of the Doctor of Ministry program. “These skills include competence in the preparation and conduct of leadership; worship and preaching; the ability to communicate effectively in teaching, preaching, and evangelism; productive approaches to mission and outreach; creative relationship to people of all races, ages, gender, and social class; and proficiency in administration, pastoral counseling, and pastoral care. For this reason, theological education at Hood Seminary assists the development and cultivation of those specialized skills for meaningful expression of beliefs with the Christian Church.”

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