The Center for Ministry Studies encourages life-long Christian commitment in the context of Hope’s vibrant liberal arts learning community.
Our work is characterized by:
- Biblical and theological formation: Cultivation of a biblical and theological understanding of life and ministry
- Church involvement: Significant connection with the historic, local and global church
- Vocational discernment: The exploration of callings in the context of Christian learning communities
- Cultural engagement: Discerning engagement with culture through faithful reflection and action
Informed by these core commitments, we provide programming and resources for students, faculty, practitioners and congregations.
- Studies in Ministry Minor
The Studies in Ministry minor prepares students, theologically and practically, for entry-level ministry positions in churches and Christian organizations. It aims to provide students who are discerning a call to Christian ministry with the theological framework, practical experience, spiritual disciplines and mentoring guidance necessary to embark upon a lifetime of involvement in Christian ministries. Through coursework, year-long internships and relationships with peers and mentors, students in this minor will be prepared for possible future theological education and various non-ordained ministry positions in churches and organizations — locally and worldwide.
- Emmaus Scholars Program
The Emmaus Scholars Program is an academic and residential program that gives students the opportunity live a fully integrated life: drawing together your desire for Christian community, biblical and theological knowledge, spiritual formation, scholarship, and mission (walking with the poor).
- Discern Your Call to Ministry
- Faculty Programs
- Special Programs for staff, students and faculty
- Faith and Scholarship Discussion SeriesBrown Bag Lunch Discussions
The place God calls you to is the place where your deep gladness and the world's deep hunger meet."Frederick Buechner