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Competing Voices – Helping Youth Choose to Serve

In the midst of all the competing voices that bombard young people, how do they hear God’s quiet call to a church vocation? The Forum for Theological Exploration offers several videos... read more >

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The Church’s Future – Affirming and Nurturing Gifts

Churches are compelled to find the most talented next generation of leaders. This is holy work, and congregations are called to challenge young people to see the opportunity, and then... read more >

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The Call – a Community Operation

Young people ask questions about ultimate meaning and their life calling. Because churches address those questions, they are a key place for young adults to hear God’s call, and to... read more >

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Spotting New Church Leaders

A brief video provided by the Forum for Theological Exploration highlights seminarians and clergy reflecting on the diverse ways they first heard God’s call. It includes a brief reflection by... read more >

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Why Cultivate Cultures of Call

In every generation, congregations have produced church pastors and leaders from men and women who grew up in their midst. Also, some congregations have unknowingly discouraged potential church leaders. In... read more >

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Supporting Ministry and Vocation

Christian congregations interested in encouraging students and young adults to explore careers in Christian vocations can find ideas, partnership guidelines, and information on matching fellowship programs, on the Forum for... read more >

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Undergraduates Exploring Ministry and Vocation

High school, undergraduate college, and minority students considering careers in Christian ministry or scholarship can participate in exploratory programs and internships through the Forum for Theological Exploration. In May 1999, Lilly... read more >

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Lilly Fellows Program in Humanities and the Arts

The Lilly Fellows Program in the Humanities and the Arts seeks to strengthen the quality of church-related institutions of higher learning through a series of conferences, workshops and programs that... read more >

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Lilly Post-Graduate Fellowship Program

The Lilly Fellows Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowship Program offers a 2-year post-graduate teaching fellowship program for new scholar-teachers who are interested in the relationship between Christianity and the academic vocation. Candidates... read more >

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Volunteer and Live Longer Religious Lives

Ohio State researchers in June pored over hundreds of obituaries from across the country. They found that people with...

Are There Guns in Your Church

Connie Peterson is an accountant whose work requires a calculator, not a weapon. But she doesn’t go anywhere without...

6/10 Religiously Unaffiliated Americans are Athiest, Agnostic or “Nothing in Particular”

"A growing share of Americans are religiously unaffiliated. We recently asked a representative sample of more...

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