New College Berkeley – Center for Advanced Christian Studies

A Christian Study Center next to the University of California Berkeley, and a Center of distinction of the Graduate Theological Union


NCB, a long-standing center for Christian studies, bears the motto "Let us Walk in Newness of Life." Since its founding in 1977 NCB has served undergraduates, graduate students, and lifelong learners with wide-ranging courses, conferences, seminars, lectures, and retreats aimed at renewing minds, deepening faith, and shaping vocation.



Registration is open for spring programs. Find course descriptions, registration and payment information here. Please join us! 

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New! Berkeley Palmer Lectureship

Leading edge biblical scholarship. Inaugural lecture on May 5, 2018––"The Temptation To Be Less Than Human"––Help us launch!

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FAll 2017 programs

Fall and winter courses are underway. Find course descriptions and location information here.

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40 Years of ministry

Thank you for joining us saturday! 

Read a reflection on the evening by Board Member Phil Stillman HERE. 

A slideshow of NCB’s history is HERE. 

Photographs from the 40th Anniversary Gala are HERE.

A video of the event is HERE. 

Our 40th anniversary celebration theme was “Now is the time—for faith, wisdom, and impact.” More than ever before, it is time for this “new college” for advanced Christian studies! Increasingly our faith is countercultural. How will we navigate the political, cultural, technological, and interpersonal challenges of our time if we are not fiercely committed to knowing God and following Christ?  

Thank you for your partnership with New College Berkeley!