Professional Development for Pastors

Education Beyond the Walls at Austin Seminary


Guide to Submitting an Application

A completed Application includes:

  1. Personal Profile
  2. Narrative Essays

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Personal Profile

  1. Complete contact information (mailing address for office and home, telephone numbers, e-mail address)
  2. Ordination (or the equivalent) date, location, ordaining communion
  3. List of ministerial appointments
  4. Educational background
  5. Request for scholarship, if needed, and reason for request. Include information about continuing education funds available in church budget, if any.

Narrative Essays

Each answer should be 500-700 words.

  1. Why do you want to participate in Revaluing Money? What do you bring to the group? What do you hope to gain?
  2. What is your central orienting theology? Who are your go-to theologians or biblical scholars?
  3. Please respond to one of the following questions:
  • a. What do you most hope for yourself as a pastor over the next ten years? How does money play a part in realizing these hopes?
  • b. Describe a situation in your life as a minister when you faced a difficult issue relative to money or possessions. How did you respond? What did you learn? What did the experience leave you wanting to learn?
  • c. Reflect on the predominant relationship with money that you see in the lives of members of your congregation. How would you convey this using a metaphor, a story title, visual image, advertising slogan, colors or other non-linear means?
If you have any questions, contact Melissa Wiginton, Vice President for Education Beyond the Walls at or 512-404-4862.