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Resources for exploring your call to ministry

Helpful Organizations:

Helpful online Resources:

Recommended Books:

Bonhoeffer, Dietrich. The Cost of Discipleship.
Copenhaver, Martin and Lillian Daniel. This Odd & Wondrous Calling.
Cooper, Derek. So You’re Thinking About Going to Seminary.
Kerr & Mulder, eds. Conversions.
Nouwen, Henri. The Living Reminder.
O’Connor, Elizabeth. Call to Commitment.
Parker, Ronald E. Do I Belong In Seminary?
Peace, Jennifer Howe, Or Rose and Gregory Mobley, eds. My Neighbor’s Faith.
Peterson, Euguene. Under the Unpredictable Plant.
Santiago, J. Manny. Para Ser Bautista.

Other helpful resources

  • Your home church, community, and regional church bodies are good places to begin.
  • Faculty, staff, and fellow students are often your best listeners.
  • Denominational staff members frequently visit campus to conduct interviews with interested students.
  • Alumni/ae are willing to meet with you to discuss your interests, your gifts, and your vocational possibilities.
  • The Center for Career Development and Ministry, the Danielson Institute, Fuller Consulting Services, and other agencies offer career assessments to people of all denominations. In many cases, your denomination will provide financial assistance for services.
  • The School maintains a listing of ministry-related job openings

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