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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.


What we do

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


How you connect

Interested in our work? Email us at and let us know. 

God's call to ministry is

A Beautiful, Burdensome Thing

The Center for Faith and Imagination provides sustenance for the journey


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


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


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


“Talking with clergy, I learned how valuable Formation classes were for our former students and how 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 also learned that clergy believe that the laity should not be left out in the dialogue process.” 

Dr. Carmichael Crutchfield, Professor at Memphis Theological Seminary