Choosing a Career in Theology.
The study of theology involves gaining a deeper understanding of one religion generally in the pursuit of being a leader within the religious community. A religious degree can follow one of two paths - the purely academic path or the parochial, theological path that leads to a career in the clergy. The theological approach teaches on a religious indoctrination basis where the student is a participating member of the religion being studied. This degree gives you some perspective of how your religion fits in with the rest of the world - now, in the past, and future.
Mercer's Office of Career Management, in conjunction with the McAfee School of Theology, provides Theology students with resume assistance, interview preparation, and job search assistance. Theology students are encouraged to schedule individual appointments with a member of the Career Management staff as needed. Alumni may also schedule individual appointments.
DENOMINATIONAL JOB LISTINGS
REGIONAL BAPTIST JOB RESOURCES
Baptist Courier (South Carolina)
Biblical Recorder (North Carolina)
Christian Index (Georgia)
Florida Baptist Witness
Tennessee Baptist Convention
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FAITH-BASED AND SOCIAL JUSTICE OPPORTUNITIES
Association for Clinical Pastoral Education (ACPE)
Association of Gospel Rescue Missions (AGRM)
Catholic Relief Services (CRS)
Higher Education Ministries Arena (HEMA)
North American Association of Christians in Social Work (NACSW)
National Association of Church Personnel Administrators (NACPA)
National Council of Churches (NCC)
GENERAL CHURCH-RELATED JOB SITES
Church Jobs Online
Alliance of Baptists Associated Baptist Press
Baptist Joint Comm. for Religious Liberty Baptist Peace Fellowship
Baptist Women in Ministry Baptists Today
Cooperative Baptist Fellowship (CBF) CBF of Georgia
Georgia Baptist Convention Smyth & Helwys Publishing
Association of Professional Chaplains Amer. Assoc. of Christian Counselors
Amer. Assoc. of Christian Schools Amer. Assoc. of Pastoral Counselors
Association of Christian Schools Intl. Corporate Chaplains of America
Dept. of Veterans Affairs Chaplains Federation of Fire Chaplains
Hospital Chaplains’ Ministry Intl. Conference of Police Chaplains
Military Chaplains Assoc. of the U.S. Natl. Assoc. of Church Business Admin.
National Christian Counselors Association Religion Newswriters Association
Calling and Character: Virtues of the Ordained Life by William H. Willimon
Callings: Finding and Following an Authentic Life by Gregg Levoy*
Do What You Are: Discover the Perfect Career for You Through the Secrets of Personality Type by Paul D. Tieger and Barbara Barron-Tieger*
A Dresser of Sycamore Trees: The Finding of a Ministry by Garret Keizer
Let Your Life Speak by Parker Palmer
Opportunities in Religious Service Careers by John Oliver Nelson
Personality Type and Religious Leadership by Roy M. Oswald and Otto Kroeger
Sorting It Out: Discerning God’s Call to Ministry by Alice R. Cullinan
The Undiscovered Self by Carl Jung*
What Color Is Your Parachute by Richard Bolles*
The Wounded Healer by Henri J. M. Nouwen
Your Ministry’s Next Call by Gary Fenton
The Big Book of Job Descriptions for Ministry: Identifying Opportunities and Clarifying Expectations for Ministry by Larry Gilbert and Cindy Spear*
*Available in the Career Resource Library located in the ACC building, Suite 318.