One of 13 seminaries founded and supported by the United Methodist Church, the school maintains a strong commitment to the United Methodist Church and to pan-Methodist traditions through a variety of programs and initiatives.

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The Office of Wesleyan Engagement

Resources & Events for Clergy and Lay Leaders

The Office of Wesleyan Engagement facilitates relationships with United Methodist and other pan-Methodist constituencies by hosting events and providing resources to support clergy and lay leadership. Signature programs include Convocation & Pastors' School, Convocation on the Rural Church, Study Leave for Ministry Professionals, the Duke Divinity School Preaching Initiative, and Course of Study.

Wesleyan Formation Initiatives

Creating New Pastoral Pathways

Wesleyan Formation Initiatives aim to foster new pastoral pathways for various constituencies and include the Duke Accelerated Pastoral Formation Program and the Rediscovering the Heart of Methodism series.

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The Center for Studies in the Wesleyan Tradition

Education, Outreach, and Research Resources

Founded in 1979, the Center for Studies in the Wesleyan Tradition staffs, supervises, and enriches the Divinity School’s curricular and extracurricular offerings in Methodist and Wesleyan Studies and supports significant educational outreach programs designed for our Methodist constituencies. In addition, the center develops and provides access to outstanding research resources for students and scholars of the broad Wesleyan tradition around the globe.

Fellowship and Formation

Methodist House of Studies

Methodist House provides opportunities for United Methodist and other Pan-Methodist students to gather for fellowship and formation. The house hosts worship, seminars, social events, and other Methodist enrichment events that help support students who are pursuing ordination or ministry in other forms.