Learning about and practicing ministry are not easy undertakings, especially in a world with ever-changing and always increasing need. 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.
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.
“The School of Divinity models the idea that community need not be homogenous in order to be faithful and fruitful. Our common life is much richer for the differences each of us brings to studies, worship, and ministry goals.” Katherine A. Shaner, Assistant Professor of New Testament