Perkins School of Theology and Wesley House, Cambridge (England), offer a unique, international one-year study opportunity for 2019-2020 M.Div. graduates and recent Perkins M.Div. alumni/ae. The Diploma for Theology in Ministry, conferred by Cambridge University, is designed as a post-graduate diploma for those pursuing ordained ministry.
Application Deadline: March 1, 2020
- Offered to Perkins M.Div. (ordination track) graduates, 2015-2020;
- Other degree graduates (from non-UM denominations), 2015-2020, on the ordination track;
- Students are responsible for securing funding for their program, with the possibility of three small scholarships available from Wesley House;
- The cohort includes students from around the world, who not only study together, but who also live in community for shared meals, worship and other gatherings during the nine months;
- Deadline for inquiry is March 1 to Rev. Carole Irwin, Director of Studies,Wesley House Cambridge, firstname.lastname@example.org.
An Inside Look at the Program
The diploma program offers a “combination of classical theological disciplines taught by world-class academics through the Divinity Faculty of Cambridge University, together with specialist teaching from a confessional perspective delivered by ecumenical partners in Cambridge, in ecumenical classrooms,” according to Dr. Jane Leach, principal of Wesley House. “This is further enriched with teaching and learning from a Methodist perspective on Wesleyan theology and practice in a small, international college seeking to foster genuine encounter across difference in a worshipping community, sharing a common life.”
Wesley House was founded in 1921 by philanthropist Michael Gutteridge, who believed that the church needed an educated ministry “engaged with the big scientific, social and ethical questions of the day that can make a contribution to the shaping of society,” according to Wesley House’s website. Residents follow Wesley House’s rule of life, which includes Morning Prayer each weekday and Thursday evening worship, dinner and Eucharist.
Perkins was invited into the partnership as part of Wesley House’s commitment to forming partnerships with centers of excellence in theological education around the world.