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Pre-Ministry: Events

Thursday, October 17, 2013: The Seminary Search

3:45 PM (Meeter Center Lecture Hall)

For a student who senses a call to Christian ministry as a full-time career, a seminary education after college is usually the next step. We’ll explain what “seminary” is all about, why a seminary education is the usual preparation for a career of Christian ministry, what graduate degree programs are options in seminary, and how different schools often vary from one another in important ways. This workshop is intended to give you some guidance in what to think about when you're comparing seminaries, talking to their admissions representatives at the seminary fair, and trying to figure out how they would prepare you for your vocational goals.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013: 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
Bethany Theological Seminary
Calvin Theological Seminary
Candler School of Theology
Columbia Theological Seminary
Duke Divinity School
Ecumenical Theological Seminary-Detroit
Fuller Theological Seminary
Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary
Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary
Grand Rapids Theological Seminary
Luther Seminary
Mid-America Reformed Seminary
Moody Theological Seminary-Michigan
North Park Theological Seminary
Pittsburgh Theological Seminary
Princeton Theological Seminary
Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
Trinity Lutheran Seminary
Trinity School for Ministry
Union Theological Seminary
Western Theological Seminary
Westminster Seminary California
Westminster Theological Seminary

If you have any questions about these Pre-Ministry events, contact Matt Lundberg or Kary Bosma.

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.