The Gospel calls us to go out in the world, chanting, singing, speaking, and embodying God’s love. Whether you are considering congregational ministry, non-profit ministry, chaplaincy, social justice advocacy, vocations that engage science and religion, race and religion, peace-building, food, health and ecology, or another vocation, we invite and encourage new ideas and pastoral practices. Learning about and practicing ministry are not easy undertakings, especially in a world with ever-changing and always increasing need.
As leaders we are called to offer responses of justice, reconciliation, and compassion to the diverse needs and challenges of the world. Justice is working to ensure that all of God’s creation can flourish. Reconciliation is seeking to heal the brokenness within and among communities as we are led into action by the Holy Spirit. Compassion is cultivating authentic, Christ-like concern for others to participate in healing and transformation.
A variety of vocations embody these positive impacts on the church and the wider world. The School of Divinity recognizes that these theological and vocational commitments enrich and challenge us all as we seek to be faithful and transformative leaders. This is why we are innovating theological education with you and the changing religious landscape in mind. Communities in the 21st century need committed leaders like you who move life-giving possibilities forward.
Vocation emerges directly from where you are. Our Office of Leadership Development works for you as you prepare for a life of meaning and purpose. They offer resources to help cultivate self-awareness, discern vocation, develop career skills and tools, and choose and pursue a vocational path. The result? A track record of success. Recent graduates employed or engaged in further graduate study within six months of graduation: