ESR’s Role Among Other Denominations

Earlham School of Religion graduates are employed in a wide range of ministry positions. For those pursuing pastoral ministry, a graduate degree from ESR helps prepare students for denominational requirements such as ordination and recording. ESR graduates employed in pastoral ministry serve in a wide variety of congregational settings affiliated with many different denominations. These have or currently include the following:

  • Church of the Brethren

  • Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)

  • Congregational Christian Churches

  • Episcopal Church

  • Evangelical Friends Church

  • Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA)

  • Friends United Meeting

  • Mennonite Church (USA)

  • Metropolitan Community Church

  • Presbyterian Church (USA)

  • Swedenborgian Church of North America

  • United Methodist Church

  • Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations

  • United Church of Christ