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.

A Conversation with the Baptist Commons

Monday, March 15th @ 7pm EST

Are you interested in learning about how Wake Forest University School of Divinity is uniquely positioned to help you thrive in the Baptist tradition? You are invited to join Natalie Aho, Program Manager of the Baptist Commons at Wake Forest University School of Divinity, for a virtual conversation about the diverse Baptist community of Wake Div.


Lutheran (ELCA) Denomination Day

Monday, March 22nd @ 7pm EST

Are you a prospective student who identifies with or wishes to explore the Evangelical Luthern Church of America (ELCA) tradition? Join us for the opportunity to learn more about this tradition, the ordination process, and how Wake Div can uniquely prepare you to launch your ministerial career with the ELCA.


Seeds of Renewal: Faith-based and Indigenous Leadership on Climate Justice

Thursday, March 25th @ 7pm EST

The role of faith communities in the energy justice movement offers a rich resource of inspiration and influence. The message of energy justice is shaped around the shared themes of justice and equity. We have the expertise to make the argument for a just transition that places people and planet over profit while correcting many of the effects of historic systemic racism. Join guest speakers Nikki Cooley and Dekila Chungyalpa for a discussion where we will learn ways of engaging in faith advocacy around energy.


Reducing Student Debt

Monday, April 5th @ 7pm EST

Student debt is a growing problem. Join us for this workshop featuring Wake Div alumni and equip yourself with a debt management strategy including how to avoid excessive debt in graduate school.


Contemplative Spirituality and Social Action in the Pandemic

Thursday, April 15th @ 7pm EST

In this time of the global pandemic, what other maladies including the pandemic of racism and indifference are exacerbated, and what does it mean to be a contemplative? What is contemplative spirituality’s response to the world that is hurting? Is contemplative spirituality just another navel-gazing luxury afforded to the privileged few or can it be a force harnessed by all for a more just and equitable world?

In this talk, guest speakers will share about their work at the intersection of contemplation and justice and discuss their personal journeys to contribute to a vision of contemplation and mysticism that goes beyond a privileged, individualistic and capitalist enterprise and into justice work for our own communities and beyond during this moment where hurt, harm and inequity are so vivid in the landscape of our world.



Rayce Lamb
Director of Ministry and Vocational Exploration