The Seminary's grant research profile has grown while focusing on a number of strategically important fields of study. Use the interactive directory below to learn more about research projects.
- November 2022
Teaching Spiritual Entrepreneurship in Theological Education is a grant project that seeks to make spiritual entrepreneurship and its corollaries (Christian social innovation, social entrepreneurship, changemaking, etc.) more available in theological education. The TSE Project seeks to identify gaps in theological schools’ current offerings around entrepreneurship; to explore, design, and test pedagogical models for teaching spiritual entrepreneurship tailored to theological education settings; and to expand the resources — and pedagogical confidence — of schools hoping to enter this conversation with their students.
Kenda Creasy Dean, Mary D. Synnott Professor of Youth, Church, and Culture and faculty liaison to the Institute for Youth Ministry
Larissa Kwong Abazia
- November 2021
The Isaiah Partnership: Pastors Leading Innovation will test two models of pastoral leadership formation that foster innovation and change in, with, and through congregations. These models will inform how Princeton Theological Seminary prepares students in degree and non-degree programs to lead innovation and catalyze change in their communities and by mobilizing lay persons in congregations. Concurrently, this project will engage Princeton Seminary faculty in creating a theological framework for innovation and change leadership, in which innovation is understood as participation in God’s “new thing” in Jesus Christ (Isa. 43:19).
Abigail Rusert, Director of Program Design and the Institute for Youth Ministry
- March 2021
Drs. Shane Berg and Gordon Mikoski successfully secured a small planning grant that will lead to an application to conduct a full project. This is the first phase of a three-phase initiative offered to institutions accredited by the Association of Theological Schools. The goals of the Initiative will be (1) to explore emerging challenges and opportunities facing ATS institutions as well as the Christian congregations that they serve; (2) to gain clarity for each about its mission; (3) to assess the effectiveness of the applicant schools’ educational strategies and financial operations; and (4) to design and implement plans to launch new and/or strengthen current projects to address key challenges and opportunities.
Shane Berg, Executive Vice President
Gordon Mikoski, Associate Professor of Christian Education
- October 2019
Dr. Shawn Oliver is working in collaboration with Dr. David Wang of Biola University on research that will equip seminaries with robust insight to improve and refine their missions concerning the formation of students as strong leaders in effective ministry.
Shawn Oliver, Senior Associate Academic Dean
“The rooting of justice in our spiritual formation in Christ requires careful thought and teaching. I was equipped to lead in this way through my time at PTS.”