Vocational Exploration Programs

In a society where ethics and values appear to be constantly in flux, the School of Divinity community is educating public religious leaders who are prepared to take their place alongside other public leaders who have different professional formation and to bring religious perspectives and practices to the most pressing questions of our day.

You are invited to participate in one of our ministry and vocational exploration programs to aid in your own discernment and to engage being an agent of justice, reconciliation, and compassion in churches and communities.

Upcoming Opportunities

All Fall events have passed. Stay tuned for announcements for the Spring!



Rayce Lamb
Director of Ministry and Vocational Exploration

Recent Programs

The Queer Power of God

Friday, October 12 – Saturday, October 13, 2018
Wingate Hall, Wake Forest University
Winston-Salem, North Carolina

LGBTQ identified Christians often experience the power of social norms through the lens of church and claims that communities speak on behalf of God. “Because it is God’s Word…” is often heard as justification for the exclusionary exercise of such power. Queer theology resists this kind of exclusionary power as a misrepresentation of God. Come and see how theological education gives you the resources to ask difficult questions about how Christians understand power, in particular God’s power, through biblical texts, theological images, and worship practices. Together as a community, we will learn to claim understandings of the Bible, images of God, and experiences of Spirit that enrich and enliven the creative diversity with which each of us is wonderfully made.

This event is free to attend. Limited spaces available. Registration required.

Accommodations are available on a limited basis and will be determined by September 12, 2018 for participants who register by September 10, 2018.

Friday, October 12

Time Session
8:30 – 9:00am Introducing Theological Studies at the School of Divinity
9:00 – 10:30am Session 1: Queer Power, Divine Power
10:30 – 11:00am Break
11:00am – 12:30pm Session 2: Power, Pride, and Prejudice in Faith Communities
12:30 – 1:30pm Lunch On Your Own
1:30 – 2:15pm Campus Tour
2:15 – 3:30pm The Joy of (Biblical) Texts
3:30 – 4:0pm Break
4:00 – 4:30pm Closing Worship

Saturday, October 13

Participants will be invited to join Pride Winston-Salem as our community celebrates our culture, honors diversity, inspires engagement, promotes inclusion, provides community outreach, and educates our friends, allies, and supporters on equal rights for all.

*This is a tentative schedule.