Thriving in Ministry

The School of Theology has launched a new monthly webinar series, “Thriving in Ministry,” focused on the practice of ministry. 

The first in a five-part series, “Preaching Year B,” begins on Tuesday, Nov. 17, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. CST. Teresa Fry Brown, Bandy Distinguished Professor of Preaching at the Candler School of Theology will join William Brosend, professor of New Testament at the School of Theology, in a discussion of the texts, themes, challenges, and opportunities of preaching in Advent and Christmas in this season of our national life. The discussion will be followed by a Q & A. In the coming months Brosend will be joined by guest preachers and teachers as they explore preaching in Epiphany, Lent and Holy Week, Easter, and Pentecost. Details may be found in the section "Preaching Year B."

In 2021 the series will expand to feature webinars on scripture, theology, pastoral care, spirituality, ethics, preaching, and other topics. Speakers include Greg Ellison, Paula Fredriksen, Walter Fluker, Wil Gafney, Frank Griswold, Amy-Jill Levine, Tom Long, Donyelle McCray, Kathryn Tanner, and others. The series will be moderated by William Brosend.

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.