In this self-paced five-week course, you will explore how your calling intersects with the world's needs. With a group of like-minded peers, you will discover and explore ways to bring justice, hope, and healing to your community. Whether you have completed a service year program or are deeply engaged in the social justice movement, this course is for you.
Christina Repoley serves with her FTE team to make spaces for discernment, connection, resourcing and community building amongst various FTE constituencies including young adults, campus ministries, high school youth theology institutes, denominational organizations, intentional communities and faith-rooted volunteer service organizations. Christina is the founder of Quaker Voluntary Service and served as its executive director for seven years. Before that she served as Peacebuilding Director for the Southeast region of the American Friends Service Committee. She holds an MDiv from Emory University’s Candler School of Theology and a BA from Guilford College.
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Develop an understanding of social justice ministry. Identify and analyze the reasons why one would pursue social justice as a calling.
Investigate the ways people engage with service and cause-related ministry. Analyze and think critically about the pathways one can take to pursue social justice.
Thoughtfully reflect on how the various pathways to social justice stir you.
Articulate your next most faithful step after discerning what it might mean to serve your community, cause, or creation.
“ Even after you finish, take some time to look over the course material, journal, ingest the wisdom that you need from this program. ” Gerald-Olufemi Darling, course alum
FTE also offers a 20% discount to groups of three or more interested in journeying through the course together. This option is especially great for leaders of young adult ministries who want to offer their participants an online discernment opportunity. To sign up as a group, click the button below and select the number of participants in your group at check out. Once your information is received, we will reach out to you for contact information on each young adult enrolling in the course.
The Forum for Theological Exploration (FTE) is a leadership incubator that inspires young people to make a difference in the world through Christian communities. Since its founding in 1954, FTE has provided resources, events, networks, grants, and fellowships to cultivate tomorrow's leaders, pastors, and theological educators, FTE provides a forum through which gifted, purposeful students, young adults, and partners explore their passion, purpose, and call.
Young adults who are 18-35 exploring or pursuing ministry through social justice, service, or nonprofit ministry.
This course was created to help young adults identify the social needs in their community, and tap into opportunities to build relationships and engage with people, faith communities, and organizations who work in the movement for social justice.
Upon completion, you will join FTE's network of alumni which includes pastors, professors, deans, presidents or organizations, civil servants, and non-profit leaders who are leading their communities, congregations, and society.
This course is self-paced, you will have 5 weeks to complete the course from your start date.
Yes, if you meet the requirements set forth in the course you will receive a certificate that you can post to you Linkedin profile and download to share.
Yes, NovoEd have a mobile app, you can access the course anytime and anywhere you want.