Prospective Students: Join A Virtual Discernment Gathering with Dr. Alyce McKenzie


DALLAS (SMU) – A virtual gathering for those considering a vocation of ministry or service is set for Feb. 25 at 12:30 p.m. (Central) with noted preacher and Perkin professor Dr. Alyce McKenzie. The discernment event, entitled “You may be called, if…”,  will provide an opportunity for conversation and exploration of the many questions that surround a call to service.

“Following the call does not come without challenges,” said Dr. Margot Perez-Greene, Associate Dean for Enrollment Management at Perkins School of Theology.  “We want to connect prospective students with Dr. McKenzie, who has heard the big questions and grappled with the big issues….and will help you do the same.”

Alyce McKenzieDr. McKenzie, Le Van Professor of Preaching and Worship and director of the Perkins Center for Preaching Excellence at SMU, has served as pastor of several churches in addition to her role as professor and author. She has helped train hundreds of individuals for ministry and service and has published  extensively on preaching and ‘real-life ministry’.

“You may be called, if…” is free and open to the public.  For more information and to register, click here.

This event is one in a series of virtual gatherings sponsored by the Office of Enrollment Management (OEM)—replacing the traditional in-person Inside Perkins events—for those interested in pursuing graduate theological education. Designed to allow prospective students to safely Connect, Discern and Explore the Perkins community as they consider their theological educational future, the events provide the opportunity to engage with current students, faculty and staff, and alums for group conversation and discussions.

See the complete schedule of virtual gatherings here.

These virtual events make “visiting” Perkins easy from anywhere in the world. Please share with friends, family and church members who may be considering theological education!