Research, Rest, Renewal

Study Leave for Ministry Professionals

Self-Directed Study and Spiritual Formation
Registration for Fall Opens on June 1.
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Find time to read, reflect, research, or just relax with Study Leave for Ministry Professionals.

Over the span of five to seven days, participants can immerse themselves in learning and renewal through self-directed study, worship, and prayer on the Duke University campus.

New this year, we are offering a summer Study Leave at Duke Divinity School on the beautiful Duke University campus.

Are you looking for a time and place for renewal and study this summer? Have you been granted sabbatical time and are looking for a peaceful and inspiring location to spend it? We are pleased to offer three opportunities this summer to provide you with what you might be looking for. Summer Study Leave will include the same amenities and resources as our fall and spring sessions except for faculty engagement in classes or meetings. See the details below to learn more.

Designed for Christian institutional leaders, pastors, program staff, or laity, this flexible program can cost as little as $150. Participants select their topic and Duke Divinity School provides the resources needed for a relaxing and productive week.

Fall 2024 registration opens on June 1, 2024.

Spring 2025 registration opens on October 1, 2024.



Contact us at or (919) 613-5352