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Transitioning from school to ministry: How Teaching Churches Can Help Young Pastors

Wilshire Baptist Church of Dallas, Texas, has instituted a program to help seminary graduates gain an understanding of ministry leadership through a two-year residency program. Elements of the program include... read more >

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Calling Your Youth: What it Takes to Become a "Calling" Congregation

Why become a calling congregation?

Christians have historically been a people called to vocations as varied as plumber, professor, homemaker and clergy. At its essence a called vocation is practical discipleship: our humble effort to embody obedience to God in the particulars of daily life. When a congregation embraces its place in the history of encouraging faithful reflection and meaningful activity, it helps develop the faith, deepen the spirit and inspire the daily life of church members.

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Matching New Clergy and Small Churches

American Christianity is facing a conundrum. Churches that have fewer than 100 members, along with decreasing financial resources, are on the rise, but new clergy often cannot afford to accept... read more >

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Books on Vocation and Service

The Forum for Theological Exploration offers a variety of resources, including books that can be used to inspire students on their journey. FTE strives to equip the next generation of leaders... read more >

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Discerning God’s Call

What will you do with your life in light of your faith? If you're a student asking that question, the Forum for Theological Exploration offers a wealth of resources to... read more >

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FTE Undergraduate Fellowship Programs

The Forum for Theological Exploration offers fellowship programs to gifted young leaders from diverse racial and ethnic communities and a variety of Christian faith traditions who are exploring ministry as... read more >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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Executive Certificate in Religious Fundraising

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Lilly Endowment awards $10 million grant to ATS

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On Being Studio launches new podcast

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