Office of Ministerial and Professional Formation

The Office of Ministerial and Professional Formation works with students as they find a focus for their vocation and work lives. Formal supervised ministry experiences, in church, school, and agency settings, are a primary way of developing skills for work in the professional world. Noncredit direct service experiences in the nonprofit sector can also be arranged, and support for vocational discernment is offered by the associate dean for ministerial and social leadership, the director of supervised ministries, and the director of professional formation.

The office’s online jobs bank offers a sampling of the kinds of work opportunities that exist in church, schools, and nonprofit agencies, as well as some academic year and summer job opportunities. This list is not exhaustive, and students are encouraged to look broadly at denominational opportunities and the larger online employment lists, like https://www.idealist.org and https://www.workforgood.org. In addition, spring-term résumé workshops and follow-up individual résumé assistance are offered. More guidance and information are available from office staff.