Upcoming Events

Connecting and inspiring leaders for lasting change


August 2-5


SFTS Class of 1987

You can hear Rev. Floyd Thompkins, Director of the Center for Innovation in Ministry and award winning preacher, speak at the SFTS Class of 1987 Reunion. 

Floyd will be giving an introduction and experience with mission and evolving programs of the Center for Innovation in Ministry

Sept. 8-10


Allen Temple Baptist Church

You can hear Rev. Floyd Thompkins, Director of the Center for Innovation in Ministry and award winning preacher, speak during the Men’s Annual Retreat with Allen Temple Baptist Church at Redwood Christian Park, Boulder Creek, CA

For more information about retreat registration: email Deacon Michael Perrilliat: michaelperilliat@sbcglobal.net or call 209.321.9422.
Deadline to register is August 15, 2017.

November 19


Marin Lutheran Church

You can hear Rev. Floyd Thompkins, Director of the Center for Innovation in Ministry and award winning preacher, speak at Marin Lutheran Church, Sunday, November 19 at 9:00 am and 11:00 am at 649 Meadowsweet Drive, Corte Madera, CA


October 24


Creating a Culture of Generosity

A culture of generosity celebrates the resources God has given us and understands the spiritual impact that giving away those resources has on us as individuals and as congregations. In this seminar we explore the biblical and theological basis for generosity, apply these principles to annual & legacy giving efforts, and show how to develop a Generosity/Stewardship annual calendar and create an implementation plan for your church.

You will walk away from this seminar with ideas on organizing your generosity/stewardship leadership group, communicating with the different generations that exist in your congregation, integrating all aspects of your church into the life of generosity, and teaching the spirituality of generosity. Be prepared to evaluate your current program, and walk away with a new excitement and energy about generosity for the future of your church.

Leaders: The Rev. Drs. Rob Hagen and Steve Wirth, Ministry Relations officers of the Presbyterian Foundation representing the west coast regions.

Time: Tuesday, October 24 from 10am-2:30pm

Place: SFTS Campus: 101 Seminary Rd, Scott Hall room 101, San Anselmo, CA 94960

Cost: $25 for one ticket, $30 for two, lunch and snacks provided

Capacity: 30

Sponsors: The Presbyterian Foundation, The Center for Innovation in Ministry at San Francisco Theological Seminary



Restoring Justice: Creative Leadership in Addressing Policing

Pastors, activists and police will discuss and suggest ways to witness, work and engage the conversation around making policing better for everyone —addressing notions of community building and restorative justice.

This discussion will feature The Rev. Byron Bland, (SFTS Distinguished Alumni and Former Associate Director of Stanford Center on Conflict and Negotiation), Reggie Lyles (Retired Novato Police Captain), and Dr. Christopher Ocker (Professor Church History SFTS).

Join us from 7-8:30pm at Grace Tabernacle (1221 Oakdale Ave, San Francisco, CA 94124) or watch the live stream at innovation.sfts.edu.

Our Shifts Happen series features discussions from ministry leaders in each of our three major initiatives. As culture and spirituality shift, communities of faith must learn to be increasingly agile. These conversations will equip faith leaders and communities to respond with wisdom, creativity and compassion. These lectures are free, but space is limited, so register today!

**Please note, this event has been rescheduled for Summer 2017, with the exact date coming shortly. Check back in for updated registration info soon.**