First Call Theological Education (FCTE) is a three-year structured personal and leadership development program designed to assist newly called leaders in the transition to rostered ministry. The three goal areas for learning in FCTE are:
- Ministerial Identity
Assuming a religious leadership role and finding a balance between ministerial and personal identity.
- Ministry Skills
Learning how to provide leadership for the variety of functions in the life of a congregation or agency being served.
- Context of Ministry
Discovering the history, values, and commitments that shape ministry in this particular place.
FCTE involves continued biblical, theological, and practical continuing education; intentional reading to support that ongoing education; the formation of intentional collegial connections; and a partnership with congregational leaders.
For more information about the first call debt relief grant, click here for the application.
For more information, contact Rev. Matt Larson.