Whether you're currently navigating theological studies as a seminary student or are an experienced clergy member in search of renewed inspiration, our research-backed suggestions aim to bolster you through your distinct challenges. Our objective is to provide you with context and understanding, enabling you to make well-informed choices that resonate positively and durably across your profession, vocation, and the community you serve.
Drawing from 102 in-depth interviews with first year Masters of Divinity students, we explored how students describe and account for their attitudes toward same-sex relationships, marriage, and ordination.
Learn from experienced Duke Divinity School alumni in this downloadable resource. Gain insights on building meaningful relationships with professors, the importance of readings and discussions, and broadening your perspectives through diverse courses.
Clergywomen experience more on-the-job stress than clergymen. But as their stress increases, they're less likely to show depressive symptoms than men, suggesting that women may be particularly well-suited to cope with the challenges of the profession.
47% of seminary students say someone else suggested ministry before they considered it for themselves. Learn about the six types of people who showed up most often in call stories, as well as how men and women narrated the influence of others differently.
This recorded presentation examines research findings on how United Methodist clergy coped with the challenges of the early COVID-19 pandemic and the types of social support they relied on in their pastoral roles.
A decade-long research journey uncovers racial disparities in salaries and working environments among Carolina UMC clergy. Inequalities are unintentionally perpetuated by denomination policies and appointment processes, sparking critical conversations.
Using data from the Statewide Clergy Health Survey, this report explores systematic salary differences between men and women elders in the North Carolina and Western North Carolina Annual Conferences of the United Methodist Church.
This report, based on 2020 and 2021 survey/interview data from 186 students in field education, uncovers the vital role of field education in discerning students' calling and the impact of relationships and direct ministry on shaping these experiences.