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.

Eugene Peterson (1932-2018)


We in the New College Berkeley community join people around the world in celebrating the life of Eugene Peterson and in grieving his passing earlier this week, trusting that he is “raised up in spiritual immortality!” (1 Corinthians 15: 44, The Message)

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Faith & Work Forum

The enneagram as a Christian Tool

Identify your specific giftings from God and learn how to maximize their use, as well as locate what might hinder you from flourishing. Pastor and psychotherapist Brian Kay will help us discover how the enneagram model could foster personal growth and vocational discernment. November 17th.

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Former NCB professor Dr. Bernard Adeney-Risakotta and founding director of the Indonesian Consortium for Religious Studies in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, will speak about his new book “Living in a Sacred Cosmos: Indonesia and the Future of Islam.”  Join us for a presentation, conversation, and celebration. Co-sponsored by the GTU’s Center for Islamic Studies. November 29th.

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Christians are called people of the Way (Acts 9:2): We follow the Way, live with the Way, and prepare the Way. Advent is an opportunity to reflect on this adventure into which God invites us. Carve out time in the press toward Christmas to prepare your hearts for walking the Way in the year ahead. Join us for a morning of prayer, reflection, and readying ourselves to continue our great pilgrimage with Christ. December 8th.

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FAll 2018 programs

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

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Winter 2018 Programs

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

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Thank you for joining us for our Spring 2018 Programs. Information on 2019 Spring Programs coming soon! 

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summer 2018 PROGRAMS

Registration is open for summer 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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40 Years of ministry

Thank you for celebrating with us! 

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!