At Duke Divinity School, we take an integrative approach to theological education, emphasizing both rigorous academics and the practices of ministry. United Methodist in tradition, Duke Divinity offers a rich ecumenical learning environment with an evangelical, catholic focus that is Wesleyan at its heart.
We form students for ministry in a variety of ways — through coursework, corporate worship, field education, spiritual formation, service opportunities, houses of study, and denominational associations.
Transition to Ministry workshops, Commissioning and Full Connection seminars, and Mentoring for Ministry programs provide opportunities for students to engage in vocational discernment, hear from and develop relationships with experienced ministers, strengthen leadership skills, engage in reflective practices, and gain practical knowledge to aid in the transition from academic life to lay or ordained ministry in the church and the world.
In all of our programs, a thoughtful and imaginative engagement with Scripture and tradition, rigorous reflection, and interaction with people’s experiences and the dynamics of the contemporary world come together to form a community of reflective practitioners and leaders for the Church.