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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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Formation of the Young: What the Experts are Saying

Researcher Karen Marie Yust spent hours reading some of the best and most detailed studies about children, youth and Christian formation that have emerged in the last decade or more.... read more >

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The "Calling Congregation" encourages promising future clergy

Until the 1960s, denominations often encouraged congregations to help identify promising future clergy from among their youth. With the abolition of national offices of vocation, the American Church turned away... read more >

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Building Hope Among African-American Youth

Through a three-week residential summer event designed by Dr. Anne Streaty Wimberly, African-American teenagers are immersed in a program designed to help them better connect with their Christian identities. Participants... read more >

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Living into God’s Dream for Us

The Rev. Catherine Caimano reminds us in her sermon that the only real life is the one we have with God. Now it is a dream we live into; but... read more >

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Leadership Is Also About Knowing When to Let Go

 On the website of Faith & Leadership, an offering of Leadership Education at Duke Divinity, an interview with Marie Fortune, founder of FaithTrust Institute, is ostensibly about her 30-year mission to... read more >

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A Church Janitor’s Guide to Leadership

When United Methodist Church Bishop Kenneth L. Carder was a teenager, his first job was as a church janitor. His duties were cleaning, dusting, stoking the furnace, mowing the grounds,... read more >

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Volunteer Shortage Affects Church Food Programs

Joe and Judy Nesbit spent Tuesday afternoon taking stock of hundreds of food items filling the shelves of the Seventh-...

Lilly Gives $10 million for Duke's Lilly Library Renovation

"Our [Lilly] family's commitment to restore and expand Duke's library that bears the Lilly name comes from our hearts...

Strengthening Indianapolis Through Arts and Cultural Innovation

The Indianapolis-based Lilly Endowment Inc. announced the project Wednesday as one of nearly $49 million in grants for...

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