Religious Leadership and Ministry

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Religious Leadership and Ministry students combine theory with life experience to refine and test their faith. As part of this program, the Quest program includes two years of spiritual direction, academic courses, and enrichment activities that support students’ efforts to make sense of life, learning, and faith.

Religious Leadership and Ministry is available as a minor.

The minor in ministry prepares the student for more formal training in a seminary. It also helps students to clarify life choices and to make decisions concerning their lives in relation to others. The minor also helps the student to identify the ways that faith may help to structure one’s sense of a meaningful and purposeful life.

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Columbia Evangelical Seminary

Duke Divinity School

Emory – Candler School of Theology

Fuller Theological Seminary

The Fund for Theological Education

Habitat for Humanity

Howard University School of Divinity

Interdenominational Theological Center, Atlanta

Payne Theological Seminary, Wilberforce

The School of Theology at the University of the South

The Society of Christian Ethics

Vanderbilt University Divinity School

Wake Forest University School of Divinity



Katherine Low

Assistant Professor of Religion and College Chaplain; BA, Doane College; MDiv and PhD, Texas...
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