February 08, 2016
The Forum for Theological Exploration is pleased to announce its 2015 grant recipients. Click on the grant title below to view the list of 2015 recipients. Please click “download” to learn more about each grant recipient’s program.
Grant to provide leaders (FTE/TiM Alumni) opportunities to identify young adults with gifts for ministry, accompany them in the exploration of their purpose and cultivate them for Christian leadership.
Macedonia Baptist Church - Heathsville, VA
Diocese of New York and New Jersey (Orthodox Church in America)
Episcopal Church in the Diocese of Northern CA – Sacramento, CA
University Church of Chicago – Chicago, IL
Howard University, School of Divinity – Washington, D.C.
Mere Christianity Forum – Travelers Rest, SC
Drew Theological School – Madison, NJ & Church of the Village – Manhattan, NY
Wake Forest University – Winston Salem, NC
Grant to provide intentional Christian communities opportunities to develop programs for students to explore their purpose and call within a community of support. This grant also allows communities to develop their staff’s capacity to accompany young adults in vocational discernment.
Vocation and Community
Intentional Christian Community on Campus of Gordon College
Belonging, Being, and Action-Calling and Purpose
Wesley House Ministry
A Holistic Approach to Vocational Discernment: Focus and Direction for the Mind, Body and Soul
Engaging Missional Careers Module (EMCM)
Exploring Vocation in Faith Based Houses
Grant to support congregations accompanying young adults in their exploration of vocation and Christian ministry.
Online Resource Development
Distinguishing the Fleeting Moments
“Here I Am, Lord” - Eli & Samuel in the Temple, Listening for the Voice of God
Integrating Belief and Action: Seeking God’s Call in our Lives
Discovering Vocation in Your Occupation
Renewal: A Spiritual Community for the Next Generation of Faith Leaders
Grants to provide internships in traditional and new forms of church, introducing young adults to pastoral ministry and congregational ministries engaged in the broader community.
Speak, for Your Servant is Listening: Discerning God’s Call within a Circles of Trust Model
2015 Internship Program
Allen Temple Christian Youth Community Leadership Exploration (AT-CYCLE) Program
Summit 2016: Generation Next Now
First Church Fellows
A Bilateral Summer Pastoral Internship
College Student Summer Internship Program
Pastoral Internship Program
Young Adult Ministries Intern
Grants to diverse leaders of congregations and church-related organizations working to develop mentoring programs to encourage and inspire young adults exploring a call to Christian ministry.
Mentoring for Social Justice
Pilgrimage as a Practice for Vocational Discernment: 21st Century Freedom Ride
WAVE (Worthy, Anointed, Victorious & Empowered)
Septima Clark Fellows Program
Grants to diverse congregations and church-related organizations to develop vocational resources that support young people exploring Christian ministry.
Storytelling as a Tool for Vocational Discernment
CVC - Connections, Vocations, Community
Discerning God’s Call in Public Life
Cultivating Future Leader Program
Young Leaders Residency Program
Grants to deepen friendships that have nurtured and sustained pastoral leaders on their vocational journey.
The Christ Experience UMC, Oklahoma, OK
Pulpit Supply and Member of Presbytery of Troon, Scotland
Providence Missionary Baptist Church, Atlanta, GA
St. John the Baptist Church, New Brighton, MN
Chaplain, Eventide at Sheyenne Crossings, West Fargo, ND
Ridgewood Baptist Church, Louisville, KY
Old South Church, Boston, MA
Lake Oswego United Church of Christ, Lake Oswego, OR
Urban Cusp and First Corinth Baptist Church, New York, NY
First Congregational United Church of Christ, Platteville, WI
United Church of Christ, Bismarck, ND
First Congregational Church of Milton, MA
First Presbyterian Church, Burlington, NC
Riverfront Church, Wilmington, DE
Broadway Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) – Council Bluffs, IA
St. Paul’s Christian Church, Raleigh, NC
Spring Creek Baptist Churc, Oklahoma City, OK
Duke Divinity School, Durham, NC
Saguaro Christian Church, Tucson, AZ
Eben Ezer Lutheran Church and Oaks, OK
Betel AME Church, Bay Shore, NY
The Sunday School Publishing Board, Nashville, TN
Spring Hill Presbyterian Church, Mobile, AL
For more information please contact Kimberly R. Daniel-Brister. email@example.com p 678-369-6243