Affiliated Initiatives

Leadership Education at Duke Divinity works in partnership with other school initiatives, such as programs and scholarship on leadership development, pastoral excellence, clergy health, rural ministry, Hispanic ministry, youth formation and reconciliation.

Sustaining Pastoral Excellence coordination program

We support projects around the country that nourish ministers and ministries throughout the American religious landscape by facilitating conversation and learning among the projects. Read more »

Duke Youth Academy

The Duke Youth Academy for Christian Formation is a two-week summer program for selected high school students to live in an intentional Christian community on the Duke University campus in Durham, N.C. Read more »

Clergy Health Initiative

The Clergy Health Initiative is a seven-year program intended to improve the health and well being of the 1,600 United Methodist elders and local pastors serving churches in North Carolina. The research underlying this initiative is relevant for clergy in other denominations and illustrates that efforts to improve clergy health must go beyond eating well and exercise to account for the influence of congregations and denominational polity. Read more »

Thriving Rural Communities

The mission of the Thriving Rural Communities Initiative is to share and strengthen the gifts of North Carolina’s rural clergy, congregations, communities and creation in the name of Christ. Read more »

Center for Reconciliation

The Center for Reconciliation inspires, forms and supports leaders, communities and congregations to live as ambassadors of reconciliation. Read more »