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Transition Into Ministry Program Helps New Ministers Flourish Lilly Foundation Funding Grants Insights into Religion News Pastor Preaching

Moving from seminary to first assignment at a congregation is always a challenge for a new pastor, but it’s even more so today. Helping young graduates become confident and effective is the goal of the Transition into Ministry program.

 

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So Much Better: How Peer Support Can Revive Pastors' Passion Insights Into Religion News Lilly Foundation Funding Holding Hands Together Suits

In 2004, after nearly three decades as a pastor, the Rev. John Terpstra found himself straining to find joy and meaning in what he did for a living. He was in his early-50s and wondered what would come next.

Nondenominational Students More Prevalent In Seminaries Woman Lilly Foundation Funding Grants Insights into Religion News

While more evangelical students enter seminary with only parachurch experience, some leave with denominational credentials.

Transition Into Ministry Program Helps New Ministers Flourish Lilly Foundation Funding Grants Insights into Religion News Pastor Preaching

Moving from seminary to first assignment at a congregation is always a challenge for a new pastor, but it’s even more so today. Helping young graduates become confident and effective is the goal of the Transition into Ministry program.

Nevell Owens remembers when he first felt called to pursue a doctorate in theology. He was working as a criminal prosecutor when he looked into the eyes of a 13-year-old boy accused of murder. He saw that they were empty, and he wanted to know: Where was God in the life of this boy?

“I knew the boy’s mother was active in church,” Owens says. “I wanted to know, why isn’t the minister here? Why aren’t members of the church here?”

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