Resources & Opportunities

Theoretical concepts come to life through multiple paths to real-world experience.


Optional internships are available for course credit for religion majors. Recent examples include working as a summer church camp counselor, working with children or youth in a local church, campus and social justice ministries.

Community Service

Our students show a special interest for community service, and, in conjunction with our Appalachian Center for Civic Life, are involved in a wide variety of civic engagement projects such as Habitat for Humanity. 

Student Organizations

Several student groups such as Campus Christian Fellowship and Kerygma offer opportunities for students to express their faith, collaborate on programming, and develop leadership skills.


Through private gifts and donations, more than 180 scholarships have been endowed at Emory & Henry, and more than two dozen of these have been earmarked for students planning careers in church vocations or public service. Because students from a wide range of academic departments can pursue church vocations, these scholarships are not given exclusively to religion majors. Students who are in the Religion Department and are planning church-related vocations are top candidates for these generous scholarships.

Guest Lecturers

To expose students to some of the contemporary “great minds,” the Religion Department hosts guest lecturers each year, funded by the Staley Distinguished Christian Scholar Endowment or by the department. These events feature some of the foremost theologians, church historians, and Biblical scholars of the day. Recent speakers include Richard Hays, Joel LeMon, Stephen Haynes, Robin Lovin, and Rachel Held Evans.

Church Leadership Fellows

Are you interested in pursuing a call to ministry, developing your leadership skills, and/or majoring in religion? Our Church Leadership Fellows program is a renewable four-year scholarship for incoming first-year and transfer undergraduate students who are enrolled in a B.A. in religion program and/or who are discerning a call to ministry and/or seeking to develop their church leadership skills.