Programs & Resources

Programs & Resources

Candler School of Theology prepares real people to make a real difference in the real world. We achieve this by pairing a solid academic foundation with practical experience and space for reflection. Our academics and faculty are elevated, and our community and spiritual life deepened, by the programs and resources interconnected with the school.

These programs and resources are available for current students, alumni and congregational leaders, members of The United Methodist Church and other denominations, as well as the community at large. 

Denominational Programs

Candler’s programs in Baptist Studies, Episcopal Studies and Methodist Studies provide learning, worship and service initiatives and resources to students, faculty and staff, as well as ordained and laypersons in the broader Atlanta community. Students enrolled in a degree program at Candler may also earn a certificate in one of these programs.


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Special Interest Area Programs

Candler’s programs in Black Church Studies, Religious Education Ministries, and Women, Theology, and Ministry provide students with the educational, vocational formation and advocacy opportunities, as well as the resources to prepare them for leadership in one of these areas of interest. While the certificate is available only to enrolled students, many of the lectures, curricular and vocational resources, and service activities are open to anyone.


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United Methodist Course of Study

The Course of Study School is sponsored by The United Methodist Church Board of Higher Education and Ministry and Candler School of Theology. Its aim is to educate and train local pastors in The United Methodist Church. Learn more.


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Lifelong Learning

Through a variety of continuing education programs, Candler promotes ongoing learning for ordained clergy, diaconal ministers, church professionals and laity of all denominations. The Bill Mallard Lay Theology Institute offers theology seminars for laity of all denominations, while the National Institute in Church Finance and Administration provides training for the business of running a church. Through the non-student auditing program, laity and clergy may sit in on up to two courses per semester at a reduced fee. Learn more.


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Institutes & Initiatives

Candler collaborates with the Henry Luce Foundation to prepare students for increasingly internationalized ministry through the Luce International Initiative; with the Youth Theological Initiative on advancing practices in youth ministries; with the World Methodist Evangelism Institute on seminars and training on the nature and practice of evangelism; and with a women’s prison to promote the Certificate in Theological Studies for Incarcerated Women. Learn more.


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Worship Planning Resources

Throughout the week students, faculty and staff, and members of the broader community come together for worship and prayer, planned and led by the Office of Worship and Candler students. The tools, resources and ideas used to plan worship at Candler are available for students, instructors, clergy and lay leadership. Learn more


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Career Services

Candler's Career Services provide current students, alumni and potential employers with a variety of resources, including resume development tools, interview tips, general etiquette and job postings. Learn more.


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Affiliated Organizations

The Aquinas Center of Theology, the Center for the Study of Law and Religion, the Graduate Division of Religion, Methodist Review, Office of Religious Life, and the Practical Matters Journal are among many organizations at Emory or affiliated with the university that are associated with the work and programs of Candler. Learn more.


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