Workshops, Colloquies, and Conferences

The Wabash Center hosts workshops and colloquies for teachers of theological and religious studies in higher education in an accredited seminary or theological school in the United States, Puerto Rico, or Canada.


Participants in Wabash Center workshops, colloquies, and conferences receive an honorarium based on the number of days and amount of advance preparation and responsibility.


The usual pattern is to convene a group of 14 participants and 4 workshop leaders. The workshop or colloquy meets for a week during the summer on the Wabash College campus, followed by an extended weekend on the south Texas coast in January, and a final week back at Wabash the following summer.

Applications are typically due January 15. The application form and short application essay prompts become available here each year in late September or early October.

To receive timely announcements, follow us on Twitter or Facebook or sign up for our e-newsletter. Our schedule of workshops is determined by the three-year grant cycles from Lilly Endowment Inc. and is subject to change.


Typically we start new Early Career Workshops every summer for faculty in theological education, and a new workshop two out of every three summers for faculty teaching in undergraduate contexts.

Colloquies for Mid-Career Faculty begin every other year, alternating between theological and undergraduate contexts.

We also convene Early Career Workshops that focus on teaching issues of particular resonance to racial and ethnic minority faculty. Workshops have followed successively for African American, faculty, Latino/a faculty, and Asian, Asian North American, faculty.

We convene additional workshops and conferences on an occasional basis, sometimes by application and sometimes by invitation.


Policy on Deadlines for Program Deadlines

The program deadlines are meant to facilitate application by a wide array of participants, as well as create fairness in the selection process. Program deadlines also assist administrative staff who work to support each group and all programs.  The Wabash Center will, when we see the necessity, extend the deadline of an application process.  We will rarely, if ever, extend the deadline for individual requests.  We ask participants, as well as recommenders, to respect these important deadline boundaries.  Adherence to deadlines foster fair-mindedness and a spirit of collegiality. Should an issue need to be arbitrated, please be in touch with the Director of the Wabash Center.


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