What Should Ministry Look Like?

As ESR prepares students for ministry we’re obligated to continually consider what ministry looks like and respond accordingly. Since our founding in 1950 ministry has evolved, and our attitudes toward and preparation for ministry

Alumni Stories

After ESR, God became bigger and more inclusive to me." Vivian Wyatt, Minister of Care and Business Administration, M.Div. 2011. After growing up in a conservative denomination, Vivian Wyatt was certain of one thing: Church should be inclusive.

The Challenge of Change: Intergenerational Leadership Transition Among Friends


2020 ESR Leadership Conference


The Challenge of Change: Intergenerational Leadership Transition Among Friends


July 31 - August 1


Featuring Keynote Speaker Georgette Ledgister


Executive Director, Fearless Dialogues

Reimagining Spirit


2020 ESR Willson Lectures


Reimagining Spirit


Featuring Grace Ji-Sun Kim


Saturday, April 10, 2021