Sewanee Ministry Collaborative

The School of Theology has established the Sewanee Ministry Collaborative, a program for mutual clergy mentoring groups. These groups provide a means for clergy to empower one another to flourish in their particular contexts, that is, to have a renewed sense of call to ministry in a particular community.


Fellows-in-residence are clergy and laity who spend two weeks at the School of Theology for a time of reflection, recreation, study, and sharing in community. While there is no formal program, fellows are provided with faculty consultants, if they so desire, and opportunities to attend classes and other University events.

The School of Theology is now accepting applications for the fellows-in-residence program. Fellows visit for two weeks to pursue their own programs of academic study and spiritual refreshment, and to share in the seminary community. There is space for three fellows in each term. Each successful applicant receives a $500 fellowship and faculty supervision. Next available date: April 8–19, 2021

Application deadline for either of these dates: June 5, 2020
To apply, please send the following required documents:
1. Curriculum vitae
2. Dates preferred
3. 500–600 word statement about your project

You may email your letter of application along with the above to Sarah Limbaugh.

Beecken Center

The Beecken Center has a full schedule of events for continuing education. 

Doctor of Ministry

The Advanced Degrees Program at the School of Theology is a summer residency program designed for clergy who have been in ordained ministry for at least three years. Classes are held for three weeks each summer on the campus of the University of the South. Beyond the broad scope of the classic doctor of ministry program, it allows for concentrations in liturgy and preaching. There is a master of sacred theology for those interested in an advanced degree with a more academic focus.