“All things are bound together, all things connect. Whatever befalls the earth, befalls also the children of the earth.”Chief Oren Lyons, Onandaga Nation

Fall Intensive 2021

The New Seminary is hosting the Upcoming 2021 FALL INTENSIVE at the beautiful Wellspring Conference Center (at Dayspring) in Germantown, MD.  The Intensive runs from Thursday evening, October 7th, until after lunch on Sunday, October 10th.  All current students are required to attend in person unless travel is a challenge and discussed with the director.  In this case, attendance is still required virtually and recordings will be made available.

Wellspring Intensive 2021

Wellspring is nestled in a two-acre wooded site surrounded by forests and ponds, it is easily accessible from Washington, DC & Baltimore airports.  All accommodations include 3 home-cooked vegetarian meals per day (including beverages and a “Cosmic Pizza” night on Saturday).


  • Wellspring requires all visitors and attendees to be vaccinated to participate in person.
  • In the event that any Covid restrictions prevent us from hosting in person, the Intensive schedule and program will be moved to a virtual platform.



The New Seminary will celebrate its Class of 2021’s Ordination and Graduation online on Friday, June 18th, 2021  Our Featured Speakers this year are Rev. Dr. Dorsey Blake, the Senior Director of The Church for the Fellowship of All Peoples founded by the late Rev. Dr. Howard Thurman and Dr. Andrew Vidich, founder of the NY Interfaith Counsel and Comparative Religion professor at TNS.


  • TNS is Currently Accepting New Students for the 2021-2022 Academic year.  Please contact Dr. Jay at for more information.

The New Seminary will sponsor a Women’s Sacred Circle for The 62ND MEETING OF THE UN COMMISSION ON THE STATUS OF WOMEN, March 12, 10:30pm, entitled, The Praise, Wisdom and Faith of Rural Women,  at The Armenian Convention Center, Gould Hall, New York. Civil Rights Icon Fannie Lou Hamer’s neice, Minister Vester Taylor, will discuss her life, faith, power, courage, and the wisdom she garnered from years of  hard work on a Mississippi Delta Plantation that sustained her through years of fighting for justice and equality. She became one of the most noted activists of The American Civil Rights Movement. Join us as we honor her legacy and that of all rural women through prayer, song and reflection.


  • TNS SPRING INTENSIVE — The Spring Intensive for 2018, will be held at The Amelia Island Marriott Residence Inn, Amelia Island, FL from March 16- 18.



Contact us at (877)277-6831 to begin the enrollment process.