Ministry Development

2030 Clergy Network of the United Church of Christ
This is a link to information about the2030 Clergy Network of the UCC, specially designed for UCC clergy in their 20s and 30s.

Andover Newton Theological School, Newton Centre, MA
Andover Newton’s approach to ministerial learning and preparation represents the most current and innovative thinking about adult professional education and the needs of today’s faith communities. The school provides a vast array of educational opportunities for students who are returning to school after leaving previous careers or students coming directly from college.

Ask the Question
Ask the Question is the UCC website for those considering the possibility that they may be called to ministry.

Association of UCC Intentional Interim Ministers
We are Ordained Ministers in the United Church of Christ who have received specialized training to assist congregations during the “in between times” of called pastors. Depending on our level of experience and training we carry the designation of Intentional Interim Minister (IIM) or Professional Transition Specialist (PTS).

Bangor Theological Seminary, Bangor, ME
Founded in 1814, Bangor Theological Seminary is an ecumenical seminary in the Congregational tradition of the United Church of Christ. It is the only accredited graduate school of religion in Northern New England.

Chicago Theological Seminary
Chicago Theological Seminary, a seminary of the United Church of Christ, serves Christ and the churches and the wider faith community by preparing women and men in the understandings and skills needed for religious leadership and ministry to individuals, churches, and society.

Chicago Theological Seminary’s Master of Arts in Religious Leadership
Students in the Master of Arts in Religious Leadership program choose one of three concentrations: Interfaith Engagement, Social Transformation, or Word and Worship. Students also complete a unit of supervised Theological Field Education, at a site consistent with their vocational interests and concentration. The Master of Arts in Religious Leadership program culminates in a capstone project, which integrates a student’s field education experience and theological studies.

Eden Theological Seminary
Eden Theological Seminary is a graduate school preparing women and men for ordained Christian ministry. One of the six seminaries of the United Church of Christ, Eden is a community that seeks God’s justice and peace in the world. Eden is welcoming, inclusive and ecumenically diverse.

Elmhurst College
We are committed to cultural diversity, mutual respect among all persons, compassion for others, honest and open communication, and fairness and integrity in all that we do.

Fund for Theological Education
FTE offers support to help gifted young people explore and respond to God’s calling in their lives. Our mission is to advance excellence as we encourage caring, capable and courageous young adults from diverse backgrounds on their journey to become pastor

Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, Evanston, IL
Garrett-Evangelical is a graduate school of theology related to The United Methodist Church. It is located a few miles north of Chicago on the Evanston campus of Northwestern University.

Interim Ministry Network
IMN has a skilled and proven faculty with years of ecumenical education experience. It offers regularly scheduled training programs, an annual conference, an advanced skills designation program (PTS and Church Consultants) and membership in a professional

Lombard Mennonite Peace Center
The Lombard Mennonite Peace Center (LMPC) ministry receives its impetus from II Corinthians 5:18 – “All this is from God, who through Christ reconciled us to himself and gave us the ministry of reconciliation.” Thus, LMPC seeks to ground its peacemaking in a biblical understanding of salvation and Christian discipleship.

McCormick Theological Seminary, Chicago, IL
We are a seminary of the Presbyterian Church (USA) and are grounded in the theological thought and church life of the Reformed tradition.

Meadville-Lombard Theological School, Chicago, IL
At Meadville Lombard Theological School we educate students in the Unitarian Universalist tradition to embody liberal religious ministry in Unitarian Universalist congregations and wherever else they are called to serve.

North Park Theological Seminary, Chicago, IL
For more than 100 years, North Park Theological Seminary has played a crucial role in instructing students in the tradition of the Evangelical Covenant Church. Founded by Swedish Lutheran pietists, and shaped by many movements within evangelicalism, North

Pacific School of Religion, Berkeley, CA
Pacific School of Religion is committed to serving God by equipping historic and emerging faith communities for ministries of compassion and justice in a changing world.

Stillspeaking Daily Devotional
This is a link to the UCC’s Stillspeaking Devotional page. You may sign up to receive the devotional in your email inbox, or look down below to see all the recent devotionals.

The Center for Parish Development
The Center for Parish Development is an ecumenical, missional, research, consulting, and teaching agency founded by a consortium of mission agencies, theological seminaries, and regional church bodies.

The Christian Century
For decades, the Christian Century has informed and shaped progressive, mainline Christianity. Committed to “thinking critically and living faithfully,” the magazine explores through argument and reflection what it means to believe and live out the Christ

The OMNI Institue for Contextual Leadership (formally known as Seminary Consortium for Urban Pastoral Education (SCUPE))
The OMNIA Institute for Contextual Leadership is a global leadership training and consulting program serving religious and civic leaders who are committed to solving society’s most intractable problems, such as racism, extremism, and economic justice.

The School for Ministry: A New Program for Laity
Initiated in 2019, the School for Ministry is a new venture for CCIW (Disciples of Christ) and the Illinois Conference of the UCC. Built on a foundation of God’s life-changing love, the School serves as a continuing education training ground for Commissioned Ministers (DoC) and Lay Ministers (UCC).

UCC Scholarships and Grants
Visit this site for information about scholarship funds available to those attending seminary.

Upper Room Daily Devotional
This is a link to the Upper Room Daily Devotional page. You may subscribe to receive their Daily Devotional in your email inbox on this page, as well.