At Saint Paul, life in community is a central part of the seminary experience. Community takes many forms, and students can become involved in a variety of ways. Much community building occurs informally as students share the daily activities of seminary life, engage in conversation about the meaning of community, and encourage understanding and openness to diverse cultures, traditions, and histories. Students support one another in conversation, prayer, study, and leisure.
The community meal is a symbol of the life the seminary community shares. On Tuesdays and Wednesdays, the community students, faculty, staff, and administrators share the noon meal on both campuses. Around the table, all take time to break bread and talk about what is happening in their lives and our world.
Covenant Partners Ministry
One dimension at Saint Paul is the Covenant Partners Ministry. Intended to make new students' transition into seminary as smooth as possible, this offerings helps them discover the resources for building solid foundations during their transition period. New students are partnered with continuing students, who serves as covenant leaders. The new students meet regularly with their covenant leaders to reflect on how they are adjusting to seminary spiritually, academically, emotionally, and socially.
For further information contact:
Rev. Margaretta Smith Narcisse
Director of Community Formation & Student Support
Associate Dean and Director of Contextual Education
Saint Paul School of Theology at Oklahoma City University