At Duke Divinity School, we form students for ministry in a variety of ways: through coursework, worship, workshops, field education, spiritual formation groups, Commissioning and Full Connection seminars, houses of study, and denominational associations.

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.

Programs for Clergy & Laity

Duke Divinity School hosts a number of training programs, conferences, and workshops to help new and experienced clergy and laity grow in their vocations, including Full Connection seminars, the Institute of Preaching, and Study Leave for Ministry Professionals. See UMC Training Programs and Clergy/Laity Training & Programs.