What Should Ministry Look Like?

As ESR prepares students for ministry we’re obligated to continually consider what ministry looks like and respond accordingly. Since our founding in 1950 ministry has evolved, and our attitudes toward and preparation for ministry

Alumni Stories

After ESR, God became bigger and more inclusive to me." Vivian Wyatt, Minister of Care and Business Administration, M.Div. 2011. After growing up in a conservative denomination, Vivian Wyatt was certain of one thing: Church should be inclusive.

Friend in Residence - Marty Smith

Marty Smith, member of ESR Board of Advisors, will be at ESR as Friend in Residence.

2018 Pastors Conference

2018 ESR Pastors Conference

Monday, October 8

Featuring Keynote Speaker C. Christopher Smith, author of Slow Church

2018 Ministry of Writing Colloquium

2018 ESR Ministry of Writing Colloquium

November 2-3, 2018

Featuring Keynote Speaker Carol Howard Merritt