Practical Theology Resources
Our world-class faculty forms students for ministry by helping them engage the very best research and thinking in a wide variety of disciplines and fields.
Pilot programs, symposiums, continuing education events, and programing offered through the Institute for Youth Ministry and The Joe R. Engle Institute of Preaching complement what students learn in the classroom.
Current & Recent Projects
The Building Bridges Project provides continuing education, and community and professional support for eighteen
pastors serving in youth and young adult ministry. It explores the ways congregations support
ministry with youth and young adults.
The Confirmation Project
explores the effectiveness of confirmation and equivalent practices in strengthening discipleship of youth in
the African Methodist Episcopal Church, the Episcopal Church, the
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, the Presbyterian Church (USA),
and the United Methodist Church.
The Faithful Practices Project aims to construct a new way to understand faith
formation and discipleship in a way that builds on the concept of
congregational practices and empowers the church to deepen and broaden
its witness in the world. The findings inform
how congregations do ministry, and have implications for how
theological education is structured.