Educating Clergy Grants

2006 Educating Clergy Conferences

Grant Program

In the winter and spring of 2006, the Wabash Center sponsored a series of six conferences to gather representatives from nearly 60 theological schools for several days of presentations and peer-to-peer conversations about the findings of two recently published studies:

The purpose of the conferences was two-fold:

  • To review findings and explore implications from the two studies
  • To develop strategies for strengthening educational programs and faculty teaching practices

The conference developed strategies to strengthening educational programs and faculty teaching practices in the education of clergy, rabbis, and other ministry professionals.

Leadership for each conference was provided by the directors of the two studies:

  • Barbara Wheeler and Sharon Miller, Center for the Study of Theological Education, Auburn Theological Seminary
  • Charles Foster, Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching

Each participating school was eligible for a follow-up grant of $2000 to share and apply learnings from the Auburn and Carnegie research projects on their own campuses in ways that would enhance the preparation of clergy.

Participating Schools

More about the Educating Clergy Study

More about the Signs of the Times study

Conference Resources

Paul Myhre
Associate Director, Wabash Center