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.

Financial Acumen Workshop


Professor:  Jay Marshall

Workshops (all 3) are required for students receiving financial aid.

Virtual 2021 Writing Colloquium: Grace, Play, Delight


Grace, Play, Delight: If those words were friends, we’d wonder why they never called anymore. But to cope with an ongoing pandemic and confront our era’s injustices, we need to hear from them. We could also use a visit from their friends, joy and beauty.