Young Clergy: Where Are They?


IN FOCUS: The Conditions of Call
Louisville Institute associate director David J. Wood says that we need to ask ourselves some tough questions before we can call forth more young people into the ministry

Wanted: Young Ministers
Alban Institute president James P. Wind remembers young leaders who transformed reality

Clergy by the Numbers
Writer Hillary Wicai reports on the dwindling numbers of young mainline clergy

On the Front Lines
CONGREGATIONS editor Lisa Kinney provides findings from a roundtable discussion with young clergy

Views from the Seminary
Writer Alexandra Greeley interviews Martha Horne, Susan Thistlethwaite, L. Gregory Jones, and William Pannell


Reader C. Eugene Bryant adds to the clergy killer debate

PERSPECTIVES: Finding the Alternative
GenX pastor Joseph B. W. Smith listens for an alternative invitation to serve Christ using all his talents

Bridging the Age Gap
Pastor Verity A. Jones discovers a feeling of affinity with an older generation

Two by Two
Young pastors S. Chapin Garner and Andrew B. Warner find that their friendship strengthens their sense of vocation

In a special essay, Bonnie A. Perry reviews Gathering the NeXt Generation: Essays on the Formation and Ministry of GenX Priests

Alban Institute director of consulting and education Gil Rendle provides advice on finding a mentor


The Clergy Killer Debate