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Congregational Fellowships

The Fund for Theological Exploration nurtures faithful, wise, courageous leaders for the church and the academy. One way FTE accomplishes its mission is by offering diverse young adults, students and... read more >


Books on Vocation, Leadership and Ministry

The Forum for Theological Exploration offers a helpful list of recommended books for young adults who are discerning a call to ministry, discipleship or further study of the bible and theology.  ... read more >


Resources for those considering theology school

The Forum for Theological Exploration's resources offer a basic introduction to theological education and ask key questions designed to help students and potential students find a path that is right... read more >


Considering A Doctorate, Helpful Tips on the Doctoral Blog

The Forum for Theoogical Exploration seeks to address the specific needs of students who are considering pursuing a Ph.D. or Th.D. in religion, bible, or theology. The FTE blog addresses various... read more >


Why Ministry Matters: FTE Fellows and Alumni explain

Meet Forum for Theolocal Exploration Fellows and alumni who renew the church and change the world. They lead in congregations, classrooms and communities; they lead in worship, teaching and Christian... read more >


Cultures of Call Grant for Congregations

The Forum for Theological Exploration, through its Calling Congregations initiative, seeks to build an ecumenical community of vocation care practice in congregations, designed to renew the church and call the... read more >


Callings: Twenty Centuries of Christian Wisdom on Vocation

From Sunday School curriculum to book clubs to ordination committees, this congregation-oriented study guide is a wonderful resource for individuals who are seeking inspiration for living Christian lives, as well... read more >


Parents’ Major Role in the Religious Lives of Young Adults

Children of parents who believe that religion is very important, and who display their commitment by attending services, are most likely to transmit religiosity to their children. As they mature,... read more >


Formation of the Young: What the Experts are Saying

Researcher Karen Marie Yust spent hours reading some of the best and most detailed studies about children, youth and Christian formation that have emerged in the last decade or more.... read more >


The "Calling Congregation" encourages promising future clergy

Until the 1960s, denominations often encouraged congregations to help identify promising future clergy from among their youth. With the abolition of national offices of vocation, the American Church turned away... read more >





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Philanthropy That Thinks Deeply About Rural Community

Based in Indianapolis, the Lilly Endowment is perhaps best known for its grants to strengthen pastoral leaders and...

Grappling with Questions of Belonging, Unity, and Faith

Years ago, against the advice of colleagues, Amanda Parrish Morgan taught Marilynne Robinson's debut novel,...

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