Follow Your Passion.

Answer Your Call.

Today more than ever, our world needs ready and capable faith leaders. Wake Divinity is a community of scholars, activists, ministers, and leaders committed to transforming our world for the better.

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July 30 – August 3

Why Wake Divinity?


Wake Divinity is an ecumenical community committed to justice, reconciliation and compassion.


We are committed to seeing each student succeed and reach their full potential.


Our faculty are teacher-scholars, accessible mentors, and exceptional educators.

A Holistic Theological Education Centered on Your Unique Calling

Wake Divinity prepares students for ministry in all its context within the church walls and beyond.

Meet Our Students:


“The Wake Div Experience” is our promise to provide exceptional support that encourages student wellbeing, personal growth, and increased vocational clarity.

Upcoming Events

Professor Melva Sampson will be the worship leader at Princeton Theological Seminary for the 2024 Black Theology and Leadership Institute evening service on Thursday, July 18, at 7:00pm.

This institute is a weeklong intensive continuing education event for clergy and laity that includes training, worship, and fellowship. For more information, visit 

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"I do consider this to be a calling. We are here to meet a need that not everyone has the tools or the skills or the hearts to do.”

Read more from Faith COMPASS Center Executive Director Stacy Smallwood's interview with Baptist News Global.


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ICYMI: The 2023-2024 academic year was one to remember. We experienced unforgettable moments that have enriched our lives, expanded our minds, & deepened our faith. 

View our flipbook:

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Join Wake Forest University School of Divinity in celebrating 25 years of transformative theological education. Starting Fall 2024, a year-long celebration will include signature events, opportunities for reflection, and joyous fellowship.


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Congratulations to Professor of Faith and Health of the Public, Gary Gunderson on his recent publication.

To read the article, visit

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We are excited for our incoming Class of 2027 to start their Wake Div Experience!  Students are receiving their summer welcome package in preparation.
“There hasn’t been just one thing that’s been the most impactful...EVERYTHING has been impactful.”

Take a look back to The Faith Compass Center’s inspiring “Re-Storying & Restoring” Summer Institute.