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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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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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Sharing Deep Stories Despite Politics

“We all have deep stories, whatever our politics, but we’re not fully aware of them. They’re dreamlike and are told...

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...

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