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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.


A New Book Suggests Teens Are Practicing Religion in Their Own Way

A New Book Suggests Teens Are Practicing Religion in Their Own Way Insights into Religion News Lilly Foundation Grants Funding Christianity Youth

In A Faith of Their Own teens rate the personal significance of religion highly; less so the institutional part.


Why Welcome Children to Communion

This essay points out that children were not always excluded from the table, and are not excluded today in all Christian traditions. It traces the reformed tradition’s development of the... read more >


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 >


Fellowships for Underrepresented Doctoral Students

Historically underrepresented racial/ethnic faculty members in the nation's theological schools are not only needed to serve an increasingly diverse student body, but to attract and inspire outstanding candidates for pastoral... read more >


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 >


Congregational Fellowships

The Fund for Theological Exploration nurtures faithful, wise, courageous leaders for the church and the academy. One way FTE accomplishes its mission is by offering diverse young adults, students and... read more >


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 >


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 >


Cultures of Call Grant for Congregations

The Forum for Theological Exploration, through its Calling Congregations initiative, seeks to build an ecumenical community of vocation care practice in congregations, designed to renew the church and call the... read more >





Holy Week Inspiration

In a few weeks, Christians around the world celebrate Holy Week and Easter, commemorating the final days of Jesus...

Encouraging Youth Away From Marijuana

   The legislative wars over marijuana are mostly trending in favor of those who support legalization. More...

Leadership La Porte County Hosts its 2nd Annual “Volunteer Expo” on April 19

Leadership La Porte County, Inc. was formed in 1984, with support from the Lilly Foundation, to encourage engaged...

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