A vision for leadership and ministry among Friends has been the guiding principle at Earlham School of Religion (ESR) since the School’s inception in 1960. As in any faith tradition, certain key distinctives provide a particular Quaker imprint upon our theology, worship and ministry. At ESR, these distinctives shape our educational program.
As did George Fox and other early Friends, we believe that only God gives gifts for ministry. ESR’s role in the process is to assist students’ discernment of those gifts, to provide the formal context in which these gifts are theologically considered, and to nurture those ministries into powerful witnesses to the Truth. As this process unfolds year after year, the initial vision that motivated the School‘s founding continues to under gird our decisions, our curriculum, and our commitment to our students.
ESR is a place of learning with a particular commitment to preparing students for ministry. Our educational programs and teaching methods are intentionally designed to integrate spirituality, academic rigor, and practicality. We believe that those three components create opportunities for transformational education within a Christian, Quaker setting that grows leadership and teaches persons to discern and to follow God ’s leading in lives characterized by ministry.
ATS Member Status: Accredited
228 College Avenue
Richmond, IN 47374
Jay Wade Marshall, Dean Ph: 765-983-1689
Denomination: Religious Society of Friends
Fall 2010 Data:
Enrollment: 85 (55.7 FTE)
Faculty Full-Time: 9
Faculty Part-Time: 4
Approved Degrees: MDiv, MMin, MA
Comprehensive distance education program: no
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