Thursday, October 16, 2014: What is "Seminary"?
3:00 - 4:15 PM (Commons Lecture Hall)
For a student who senses a call to ministry as a full-time career, a seminary education after college is usually the natural next step. But questions abound: What is “seminary”? What does it mean to “go to seminary”? Why is a seminary education often a necessary step along the way to work in ministry? Why are there so many different seminaries? What kinds of degree programs do they offer?
Prof. Todd Cioffi and Prof. Matt Lundberg will lead a workshop that provides some answers to these and other questions, as well as guidance on how to use your college years to prepare yourself for success in seminary and a life of ministry. Refreshments will be served!
Wednesday, October 22, 2014: Annual Seminary Fair
9:30 AM - 3:00 PM (Library Lobby)
Representatives from approximately 30 seminaries and divinity schools, from a wide variety of denominations and traditions, will be on campus to talk with interested students about their schools, degree programs and the path to professional ministry. The registration process for this year's event is under way. Here is a list of the schools currently registered:
|Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary|
|Asbury Theological Seminary|
|Ashland Theological Seminary|
|Calvin Theological Seminary|
|Christian Theological Seminary|
|Columbia International University|
|Fuller Theological Seminary|
|Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary|
|Grand Rapids Theological Seminary|
|Knox Theological Seminary|
|Lincoln Christian University|
|Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary|
|North Park Theological Seminary|
|Pittsburgh Theological Seminary|
|Princeton Theological Seminary|
|Seattle School of Theology & Psychology|
|Southern Baptist Theological Seminary|
|Trinity Evangelical Divinity School|
|University of Dubuque Seminary|
|Western Theological Seminary|
|Westminster Seminary California|
|Wheaton College Graduate School|
Formed in 2009, the congregational and ministry studies department aims to provide opportunities for classroom learning, research, apprenticeships, and conversations about professional ministry, in order to help students critically examine how every other major and program in the college contributes to the life of the church and its ministries. In addition, the department is a focal point for faculty scholarship and professional development in this field of study.
An organization committed to helping young people explore and respond to God’s call in their lives; offers fellowships for undergraduates considering careers in ministry and seminarians studying for the ministry; includes an array of helpful resources for the task of discerning a call to ministry.
The major accrediting body for seminaries and divinity schools in the United States; the webpage includes a useful directory of seminaries and divinity schools (which can be searched alphabetically, geographically, by denomination, or by degree programs offered).
A Lilly-funded program that offers resources to pastors in the earliest years of ministry. While not its direct purpose, this site also provides insightful food for thought for students thinking about the possibility of a call to ministry--it helps to answer the question: What will a life of ministry look like?