M.Div./M.Min. – Quaker Ministry Emphasis

Within Friends meetings, and beyond, Quaker values speak to the condition of people who seek stronger relationships with God, humankind, and all creation. This appeal springs from the Spirit-led nature of Quaker faith, and its commitment to testing those leadings in community with others. Friends rich history, beliefs and practices have much to offer the world

The Quaker ministry emphasis explores Friends understandings of God, humanity, faith, and practice. These provide rich context for considering how ministry is offered individually and within corporate settings. Courses in this emphasis include Quaker Public Ministry; Quaker History and Literature; Quaker Beliefs; Modern Quaker Life and Thought; and the Creation of Modern Quaker Diversity.

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Recent and Upcoming Quaker Ministry Courses

2017 January QS 340-T Quaker Beliefs two-week intensive
2017 May LS 374-T Quaker Process for Leadership two-week intensive
2017 Fall QS 377-B Quaker Public Ministry residential/blended online
2018 January QS 339-T Quakers and the Bible two-week intensive
2018 Spring QS 107 Quaker History and Literature residential
2018 May TS 290-T Cuba  Contextual theology trip

See complete course listings at Student Academic Services web site.

Recent and Upcoming Quaker Ministry Conferences and Events

Students, prospective students and others interested in pastoral care should plan to attend the 26th Quakers in Pastoral Care and Counseling Annual Conference, March 23-26, 2017. The theme is Centered in Wholeness: Body and Spirit, and features former ESR Spirituality Professor Stephanie Ford.

Massage, yoga, aromatherapy, centering prayer, time in nature, and other self-care opportunities are available to attendees.

Explore Quaker Resources

ESR is committed to Quaker scholarship and leadership. Faculty and staff developed and maintained important resources that are made freely available to Friends and the ecumenical world. These include:

Digital Quaker Collection, a digital library containing full text and page images of over 500 individual Quaker works from the 17th and 18th centuries.

Quaker Information Center, which works on behalf of the Religious Society of Friends to answer questions from Friends and non-Friends alike, directing inquirers to information and resources from and about the Society of Friends.

Quaker Bible Index, a comprehensive Scripture index to early Quaker writings.