Conferences and Events

Being a valuable resource for today’s Church and community is part of the Northeastern Seminary mission. That’s why we host conferences and symposiums designed to meet the needs of the faith communityto respond to the challenges we face in ministry. Each event is constructed to stimulate thinking, prompt reflection, and incite transformation as we share in God’s mission. These enrichment events feature nationally renowned speakers and cover a broad spectrum of timely, substantive topics in the fields of ministry, theology, scripture, and spiritual formation. 



2018-2019 Events

  • September 29, 2018 | 20th Anniversary Celebration at Roberts Wesleyan College's Homecoming Festival

  • October 4-6, 2018 | The Call and Response Conference: The Past, Present, and Future of Black Christians in America

  • November 2-3, 2018 | Intimacy with God—A Spiritual Retreat with Joycelyn Lewis

  • December 8, 2018 | Alumni Christmas Gala & Reception

  • March 13, 2019 | B.T. Roberts Symposium on the Church, Justice and the Community

  • May 17, 2019 | Commencement 

  • June 18, 2019 | The Courage to be Human in an Age of Celebrity with Mandy Smith


Academic Calendar
Week of September 23, 2018 - September 29, 2018

20th Anniversary Celebration

Add To Your Calendar 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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Join the Northeastern Seminary community as we celebrate this juncture in the Seminary’s history. This milestone year is marked by the launch of all masters degree programs now available fully online, a new competency-based curriculum structure, and the reaffirmation of accreditation by both the Association for Theological Schools and the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.

As part of the Roberts Wesleyan College homecoming festival, we will spend an afternoon in fellowship and celebration with students, alumni, faculty, staff, and beloved community members. Bring the whole family!

This event is free to attend, but we do ask that you RSVP by Wednesday, September 26, 2018.

Northeastern Seminary 20th Anniversary Celebration Tent

Saturday, September 29, 2018 from 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Mersereau Green, Roberts Wesleyan College Campus
2301 Westside Drive, Rochester, NY 14624

  • Gifts and giveaways

  • Photo wall

  • Cake and coffee

  • Lunch available for purchase at festival food tents

Food tents will be provided by Metz Culinary featuring BBQ platters, loaded mac & cheese, tacos, nachos, Redhawk plates, hot dogs, hamburgers and all the sides to go with them. Food can be purchased between 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. and are cash only. ATM's will be available. Check out the full menu with prices at

Additional events of interest:

  • 8:30-9:30 a.m. |Prayer Partner Coffee Hour

  • RED Talks

    • 2:45 p.m. | Elizabeth L. Gerhardt - “5 Lessons: Dietrich Bonhoeffer for the Church Today” Location: Lake Auditorium, Smith Hall


Location: Mersereau Green, Roberts Wesleyan College

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5 Lessons: Dietrich Bonhoeffer & the Church Today

Add To Your Calendar 2:45 PM - 3:00 PM
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Join Dr. Elizabeth L. Gerhardt, professor of theology and social ethics, for a special "Red Talk" on what the church can learn from the life and ministry of Deitrich Bonhoeffer. 

Location: Lake Auditorium, Smith Hall