New Student Orientation

Fall 2018 New Student Orientation

Students beginning their studies in 2018 are invited to join us for the Fall 2018 New Student Orientation and Klipowicz Integrative Event on Saturday, August 25.
There are two parts to Fall 2018 NSO: Digital Degree Advising and On-Campus Fellowship.

Digital Degree Advising

Advising for your degree program will take place via video conferencing during the week prior to New Student Orientation. This session is mandatory for all students starting courses in Summer 2018 and Fall 2018. Please use the form below to RSVP for your digital degree advising session.

On-Campus Fellowship

Students are invited to join on-campus fellowship through in-person attendance or live-streaming the events.
If you wish to join NSO & Klipowicz Integrative Event via live-streaming at 8:45 a.m. on Saturday morning, we'd love to have you!
9:00 a.m. Admissions Welcome
9:15 a.m. Spiritual Formation
10:15 a.m. Admissions & Registration Q+A
  OPTIONAL One-on-one Meetings with Degree Advisor
11:00 a.m. Chapel
12:00 p.m. Lunch
  Partnership Training Breakout (by invitation)
1:30 p.m. Klipowicz Integrative Event
4:00 p.m. Close


Be sure to RSVP your attendance to both Digital Degree Advising and On-Campus Fellowship!

Check out our New Student Guide for resources and next steps, fill out our Entering Student Survey, and be sure to watch the welcome videos in your Online New Student Orientation!
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Klipowicz Integrative Event

In honor of our recently-retired ministry professor Dr. Steve Klipowicz, Gordon-Conwell—Charlotte conducts four annual conferences called Klipowicz Integrative Events. All Charlotte campus students are required to attend one event per semester in which they are enrolled.

The Fall 2018 Klipowicz Integrative Event is hosted by the Center for the Development of Evangelical Leadership. We Are Not in Kansas Anymore: Emerging Culture/Emerging Ministry: The Church’s Response to a Culture in Flux is presented by Dr. Jimmy Long.

Dr. Long, recently retired from over forty years in campus and church ministry, has wrestled for three decades with two questions: “How is culture changing?” and “How does God want the church to respond to this changing culture?” Jimmy is an adjunct professor at Gordon-Conwell—Charlotte, where he teaches Foundations of Leadership and Ministry Among the Emerging Generations.  He has both an M.Div. and a D.Min. from Gordon-Conwell. Jimmy is the author of numerous books, including Emerging Hope: A Strategy for Reaching Postmodern Generations and Leadership Jump: Building Partnerships Between Existing and Emerging Christian Leaders.

In this seminar we will first look at the four major cultural paradigm shifts since the time of Christ and focus specifically on the transition between Modern and Postmodern cultures.  We will look at how God is involved in these cultural changes to bring about His purposes.  In the second half of the seminar we will look at the implications for ministry in four areas: Leadership, Preaching and Worship, Evangelism and Apologetics plus Spiritual Formation.   

Students who are unable to attend the event in person or virtually may visit Gordon-Conwell-Charlotte's YouTube page to watch a recording of the seminar. 

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email