Institutes & Initiatives

Institutes & Initiatives

Candler School of Theology works in partnership with groups and organizations focused on promoting education, training and ministry for high school students, seminarians, clergy and lay leaders, as well incarcerated women. 

In 2011, Candler received a grant from the Henry Luce Foundation to create a model curriculum for internationalism for accredited North American seminaries. The grant has enabled Candler to develop faculty and student exchanges, organize seminars and propose new forms of pedagogy in order to build and sustain reciprocal relationships with partner schools abroad and transform its curriculum at home. Learn more.

Since 1993, Candler’s Youth Theological Initiative has focused on developing theologically-grounded, socially-conscious ministries with youth and young adults, by educating and preparing youth ministers, and leading a summer program for high school students to engage in justice-seeking theological education. Learn more.

The WMEI seeks to develop clergy and lay leaders in the worldwide Methodist/Wesleyan movements through international and regional seminars, as well as training opportunities within local churches, districts and conferences. Since its founding in 1982, this joint ministry of Candler and the World Methodist Council has sponsored 59 major seminars in more than 121 countries around the world. Learn more.

The CTS program was started in 2009 by Candler’s Elizabeth Bounds, associate professor of Christian ethics, and prison chaplain Rev. Susan Bishop to prepare incarcerated women to serve as leaders, as well as to provide seminary and doctoral students from four Atlanta Theological Association schools with teaching and ministry experience. Learn more.

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