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WELCOMING STUDENTS TO A NEW LEVEL OF FORMATION

Starting this fall, 15 years of research and 4 years of organizational transformation work culminate in the launch of a whole new level of vocational and formational support for Fuller students—students who will reflect together, develop spiritual practices, and integrate classroom learning with their callings.

Here’s what students can look forward to:

62 hours of group formation for MDiv students

Small Group Formation
for MDiv Students

7 out of 9 quarters in vocation and formation groups led by trained mentors
32 hours of group formation for MA Theology and Ministry and Intercultural Studies students

Small Group Formation
for MAT, MATM, MAICS Students

Up to 4 out of 6 quarters in vocation and formation groups led by trained mentors
1 on 1 discipleship mentoring

Discipleship Mentoring

A minimum of one year in an individualized discipleship relationship
9 month vocational apprenticeship

Apprenticeship

Access to a new level of placement opportunities and personalized support to help students pursue their callings

New Curriculum

Newly developed courses will help students discern their call and integrate practices of worship, prayer, community, and mission with their study [required for entering MDiv students; available to MAT, MATM, and MAICS students]

75+ Years of Ongoing Support

Students will be intentionally connected to a network of alumni we are cultivating to engage in ongoing mutual support—for a lifetime of personal, spiritual, academic, and global formation of their call to God’s mission in the world

Vocational Support Opportunities

Our Department of Call Development will offer students

  • Vocational guides and resources
  • Seminars exploring vocational options
  • Small groups for developing cultural competency
  • Small groups for vocational discernment

Spiritual Support Opportunities

Student Life and Services and Chapel / Spiritual Formation will offer students

  • Retreat opportunities
  • Conferences and workshops
  • Weekly chapel services
  • Trained mentors for individualized spiritual formation
The campus is buzzing again, and I'm thrilled to share with our students the exciting new vision for vocation and formation that starts this fall here at Fuller. Students are ready for it – an experience at Fuller is rigorously academic and profoundly life-changing.

—Tod Bolsinger, VP for Vocation and Formation

Vocation and Formation - Students on Fuller Theological Seminary's Pasadena Campus for Welcome Week events
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The Faces Behind the New Vision

Tod Bolsinger - VP for Vocation and Formation at Fuller Theological Seminary
Tod Bolsinger
VP for Vocation and Formation
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Laura Harbert - Dean of Chapel and Spiritual Formation at Fuller Theological Seminary
Laura Harbert
Dean of Chapel and Spiritual Formation
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Steve Yamaguchi - Dean of Students at Fuller Theological Seminary
Steve Yamaguchi
Dean of Students
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Called - the Crisis and Promise of Following Jesus Today by Fuller Theological Seminary Mark Labberton

A New Book from Our President

Mark Labberton’s new book on calling undergirds and explains the vision behind Fuller’s new plans for vocational support.
More about Called

Learn more about Fuller’s new vision for vocation and formation

Contact
(626) 584-5200
(800) 235-2222
135 N. Oakland Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91182

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Admissions
admissions@fuller.edu