John Thomas

Multiple Paths to Ministry

Changing Models of Ministry Education

In a rapidly changing church landscape, how should ministers be prepared to serve in diverse contexts? “Multiple Paths to Ministry” affirms the continued role of seminaries and divinity schools, yet also asserts that American Protestantism can no longer rely on graduate theological schools as the sole educational institutions charged with ministerial preparation.

The essayists in “Multiple Paths to Ministry” researched the graduate theological education programs of the Episcopal Church, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in American, the Presbyterian Church (USA), the United Church of Christ, the United Church of Canada, and the United Methodist Church, from which they share powerful models for successful ministerial preparation. Contributors include Janet Silman, Carol Bell, Isaac McDonald, Richard Sales, Bert Affleck, Minka Shura Sprague, Glenn Miller, Ken McFayden, and Thomas Ray.
287 printed pages
Original publication
Pilgrim Press



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