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:

  1. Ministerial Identity
    Assuming a religious leadership role and finding a balance between ministerial and personal identity.
  2. Ministry Skills
    Learning how to provide leadership for the variety of functions in the life of a congregation or agency being served.
  3. 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.

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