Jump to Navigation

Theological Education > Vocational Discernment

Resources

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 >

Feature

Nondenominational Students More Prevalent In Seminaries

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.

Best Resources

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.

Resources

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 >

Feature

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.

Resources

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 >

Resources

Your Work Matters, Worship Service & Sermon Helps

Need something to stimulate new ideas about weekly Christian worship design, sermons and hymnody or discover new approaches to special-occasion and seasonal worship events? An extensive database of sermon outlines... read more >

Resources

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 >

Resources

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 >

Resources

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 >

Pages

Search

News

News

Watchfulness, Vision and The Future

It's a good word for the church. In his instructions to the church at Colossae, Paul asks his readers to be watchful....

Poll Out on Prayers of the Non-Religious

For many non-believers, it is an instinctive response to a crisis: “Please, God.” So perhaps it should not be...

Sermons for President's Day from Indiana University

War of 1812 in the collections of the Lilly Library at Indiana University:   Before the War, The War - 1812...

Popular Tools

ATLA Serials for Alum