News & Announcements

  • RISE Together National Mentorship Network for Women of Color in Ministry

    September 19, 2019 ~ Carolyn Matthews

    The RISE Together Mentorship Network founded as an initiative of Union Theological Seminary in collaboration with the WOCIM Project, is a female mentorship network that connects women of color seminary students and early to mid-career clergy to experienced women ministers, senior pastors, faculty, and community leaders. The application to apply for the second cohort of RISE Together mentees is now available. The application deadline is Friday, November 15, 2019.
    American Baptist Seminary of the West is one of the regional cohorts.

    Click here for more information.

    Click here to apply.

  • ABSW at Regional Meetings 2019

    September 7, 2019 ~ Carolyn Matthews

    This is an important time in the life of our seminary. ABSW’s Vice President of Institutional Advancement, Rev. Dr. Lori D. Spears will be at the meetings listed below. If you will be in attendance let us know. We would like to meet with alums and friends who will also be in attendance. We will keep you posted via the events listing page.

    Region Schedule

    American Baptist Churches of the Rocky Mountains – September 26 – 28

    ABCOFLASH – October 4 – 5

    Evergreen Association of American Baptist Churches – October 11 and 12

  • In Memoriam – William R. Herzog II

    August 6, 2019 ~ Carolyn Matthews

    The administration, trustees, faculty, and staff of American Baptist Seminary of the West send our condolences to the family and friends of William R. (Bill) Herzog, II. Bill served on the faculty of ABSW as professor of New Testament from 1974-1988 and as a core faculty member of the Graduate Theological Union (GTU). He went on to teach at Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School and Andover Newton Theological School and served as Dean of the Faculty at various seminaries. In addition to his work in the seminary environment, he also served as an interim pastor at Lakeshore Avenue Baptist Church in Oakland, CA. Bill authored three books exploring the public work of the historical Jesus. They are:  Parables as Subversive Speech: Jesus as Pedagogue of the Oppressed (1994); Jesus, Justice and the Reign of God: A Ministry of Liberation (2000) and Prophet and Teacher: An Introduction to the Historical Jesus (2005) in addition to many articles and studies. He is fondly remembered as a scholar, friend, and mentor.

  • Commencement – May 18, 2019

    May 1, 2019 ~ Carolyn Matthews

    American Baptist Seminary of the West
    Trustees, Faculty,
    and Graduating Class of 2017
    cordially invite you to

    Commencement

    Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 2:00 pm

    Rev. Michael McBride
    Pastor, The Way Christian Center, Berkeley, CA
    Director of Urban Strategies & LIVE FREE Campaign, Faith in Action
    Commencement Speaker

    First Church of Christ, Scientist
    2619 Dwight Way
    Berkeley, CA
    (across Dwight Way from ABSW)

    Additional details including reception, parking and
    information for graduates available at: http://www.absw.edu/commencement-2019/