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Priest-doctor Rick Frechette and his Haitian mission

Twenty-five years ago, the Rev. Richard Frechette began a ministry in Haiti to care and provide houses for orphans. Today his program shelters 800 children in several centers. When the... read more >

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Creating a vibrant youth ministry

The context and strategies for communicating the faith have changed dramatically through the centuries. Since the early 20th century, churches have engaged young adults as youth ministers. Being young adults,... read more >

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Resources for Seminarian Debt: Helping Students Pay For Education

As seminaries wrestle with the reality that many seminarians will graduate with high debts that their typically low starting salaries do not afford the ability to repay, the Center for... read more >

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Make a Good Living: Christian Discipleship as a Living Practice

We don’t need to either drop out of the market economy or baptize its values; we just need to ask ourselves some penetrating questions to understand how we work for... read more >

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Discern Your Vocation: Listen to God to find your purpose

As a Christian, you are called to listen carefully to God, yourself and the cries of a world in need as you discern your purpose, says Jennifer Haworth, spiritual director... read more >

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Seminary Models for Multifaith Education

Twenty-eight percent of U.S. adults brought up in a religious affiliation have either switched or ceased religious involvement and 27 percent of married adults are in religiously mixed relationships. In... read more >

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NetVUE: A Theological Exploration of Vocation Initiative

The Council of Independent Colleges has established an initiative to foster theological and intellectual exploration of vocation across campus communities. The Network for Vocation in Undergraduate Education, known as NetVUE,... read more >

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Developing Teaching Skills in Graduate-Level Students

Navigating the rigors of graduate school can be difficult, and developing skills for teaching at the same time can be complicated. To help, the Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning... read more >

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Nondenominational students more prevalent in seminaries

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

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Best Resources for Vocational Discernment

Faith communities have a particular interest in identifying and encouraging young women and men who have a penchant for church leadership or teaching and scholarship in religious disciplines. Insights Into Religion works with religious organizations that provide resources to help young adults clarify their religious calling, and resources to help religion-oriented institutions facilitate that discernment process.

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Franklin College Master's Program Gift

"A $150,000 gift from Drs. Leonard and Teresa Bissonnette will help support Franklin College's new Master of Science in...

Working Hands

The Work of the Hands by Carolina Hinojosa-Cisneros ... It’s with open hands that we welcome the stranger, open up...

International Peacemaker on Syrian Refugee Crisis at Union Seminary

Dr. Mary Mikhael, a native of Syria, will visit Union Presbyterian Seminary in Richmond October 3, 2018, to address the...

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