2023 News and Events

A diverse quartet of academics and theologians headlines the 2023 Perkins Fall Convocation, scheduled for Nov. 13-14 at SMU. This year’s theme – “How We Engage the Bible” – focuses not only on our ability to read and interpret the Scriptures but also how we can employ that understanding in your ministry context, whether you are a clergy or a layperson.

September 28, 2023

The Lilly Endowment-funded initiative at Perkins School of Theology, “Testimony HQ,” has selected 11 congregations for the third and final cohort of developing thriving congregations through the practice of testimony as community engagement.

September 27, 2023

Two long-serving United Methodist laypersons from Missouri and Arkansas – Dr. Yvette Richards and Shelley Lee – have been selected as the 2023 recipients of the Woodrow B. Seals Laity Award.

February 28, 2023

Nominations are now open for the 2023 Perkins School of Theology Woodrow B. Seals Laity Award and will be accepted through February 15, 2023. The annual award is presented to a layperson in the United States who exemplifies an exceptional commitment of service to Christ through faith and action in the church, community and world.

January 19, 2023