CLC participants attend a class called Colloquium (Latin for "conversation") every Thursday evening. Each colloquium is designed to be a forum for students to converse about issues affecting the church today, to learn about different resources for effective ministry, and to share as a community in worship and fellowship.
The CLC program equips students to respond to the challenges of a changing world by deepening their faith as they discern their academic and professional goals. The program prepares students to lead by Christian principles based on scripture, tradition, experience and reason. CLC develops leaders, not only within the institution of the church, but also as successful business and community leaders. Full-time Centenary students who enroll in CLC examine a different topic of study each academic year on a rotational basis.
Annual Topics, 2020-2024
spiritual FORMATION & Christian reasoning (2020-2021)
Examine theoretical and practical approaches to all areas of Christian formation including theology, scripture, tradition, experience and reason that encourage meaningful life development by discussing faith in relation to storytelling and narrative.
Spiritual Disciplines (2021-2022)
Study and experience Christian practices such as prayer, meditation, reading, reflection, and service as practices to help students discern how to live simply and intentionally in an expanding and complex world.
Servant Leadership (2022-2023)
Explore the Christian response to issues of peace, justice, and reconciliation in an age of finite resources and a more global economy.
Church of the 21st century (2023-2024)
Investigate new approaches to church leadership, worship, and education with an emphasis on the use of sustainability and global society.