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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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Simplicity sharpens focus in faith-filled lives

Simplicity can be complicated. But its spiritual rewards are great.

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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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Helping College Students Discern their Calling

With so many options for employment today, and so much pressure to earn status and income, it can be difficult for students to discern a religious calling and for churches... read more >

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On Church-Related Higher Education

In an effort to help new faculty acclimate to the role of teaching at a church-related college, Stephen Haynes started the Rhodes Consultation with assistance from the Lilly Endowment. Selected... read more >

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On the Vocation of Theological Educators

Doctoral studies, the gateway to teaching in seminaries and religion departments, often separate doctoral students from the vocational aspect of teaching ministry students. In response, Stephanie Paulsell and others have... read more >

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Experiencing God through Diverse Religious Traditions

What would it be like to experience Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam, Eastern Orthodoxy, and even contemporary American culture as a pilgrim, a seeker looking for God? That curiosity prompted the Rev.... read more >

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Support for Rural Pastors

Grove City College received a nearly $1 million grant to help establish the Project on Rural Ministry. It’s an outreach...

Sunday Church Servicing in the Wake of Hurricane Michael

"Church leaders knew the Sunday following the storm would be important and necessary in what's expected to be a...

Relationship Across Rupture

On Being with Sally Kohn & Erick Erickson, “Relationship Across Rupture”Two lightning-rod figures on...

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