Entrepreneurial Ministry

Entrepreneurs and innovators dream of new solutions to generational problems and current conundrums. An increasing number of individuals find themselves called to minister and serve in contexts without ready-made organizational support. Often their dreams languish simply because there is no clear path forward.

As ministry, entrepreneurial efforts are never merely about bringing innovative ideas to life. They arise from a sense that the Divine is nudging us to offer our gifts and service via new forms and avenues. They seek to serve God and humankind in ways that transform and improve our lives together.

Earlham School of Religion offers both a masters degree and a certificate option for those interested in entrepreneurial ministry.

M.Div/M.Min Entrepreneurial Ministry Emphasis

This degree is designed for MDiv students who have completed one year of study toward their three-year MDiv degree. 

Entrepreneurial Ministry Certificate

This certificate is designed for individuals who already hold an MDiv or at least one year of foundational courses toward an MDiv.

Our faculty

This certificate program is led by Jay Marshall, former dean of ESR and director of the Entrepreneurial Ministry program.

Next steps

Ministry isn’t just a vocation or a calling—it’s a way of being in this world, seeking to make it whole. ESR is ready to support you in answering your own call to ministry, whatever shape it takes.