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God's call to ministry is

a beautiful, burdensome thing

The Center for Faith and Imagination provides sustenance for the journey.

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Who we are

The Center for Faith and Imagination is a Lilly Endowment-funded department at Memphis Theological Seminary. We serve the Mid-South region.

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What we do

CFI supports seminarians, graduates, pastors, and faith leaders of all denominations with resources and opportunities to thrive in ministry. 

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How you connect

Interested in our work? Email us at formation@memphisseminary.edu and let us know. 

Carmichael

“Talking with clergy, I learned there is a need for community. I learned how valuable formation classes were for our former students and often times they now find themselves in lonely places. I learned that engaging with graduates of the seminary leads to imagination and gives rise to new possibilities. Finally, I heard that clergy believe that the laity should not be left out in the dialogue process.” 

Dr. Carmichael Crutchfield, Professor at Memphis Theological Seminary 

Wellsprings

a new publishing platform for local pastors and faith leaders

Check our website for regularly updated writing and interviews 

Healthy

The Center will provide tools for seminarians and pastors to live healthfully into their call.

Connected

Through the Center, pastors and faith leaders will be part of small groups dedicated to spiritual formation and accountability.

Creative

Immersive Retreats will allow time apart for renewed imagination for vital ministries.