Senior Fellow, Leadership Education at Duke Divinity
Craig Dykstra conducts research, writes, teaches and consults with current and future Christian leaders about ways in which religious institutions can flourish in their missions and ministries in the context of our rapidly changing society and culture. Since 2012, he has served as a senior fellow at Leadership Education at Duke Divinity. He is an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church (USA). In addition to working with Leadership Education, from 2012 to 2017 he was a research professor of practical theology at Duke Divinity School. Before coming to Duke he was senior vice president for religion at Lilly Endowment Inc., where he had served since 1989. Dykstra’s most recent scholarly work has focused on pastoral and ecclesial imagination, as well as Christian practices, as key concepts for thinking about what it means to live the Christian life, to organize the discipline of practical theology, and to re-envision the work of pastoral ministry. He is co-editor with Dorothy Bass of “For Life Abundant: Practical Theology, Theological Education, and Christian Ministry.” His book, “Growing in the Life of Faith: Education and Christian Practices” was published in a second edition in 2005. He also contributed to and collaborated with Bass in the creation of “Practicing Our Faith: A Way of Life for a Searching People.” Previously, Dykstra wrote a book on moral and religious education “Vision and Character,” and was co-editor of a book of essays on contemporary faith development theory.
Louisville Institute now accepting 2024 program applications
The Louisville Institute is excited to announce that applications are open for the 2024 grant and fellowship funding season.
Since 1990, LI has funded more than 2,700 grants and fellowships totaling $57.7 million to those who lead and study North American religious institutions, practices and movement. Their grantees and fellows include pastoral leaders, researchers, early career and seasoned scholars and many others in the United States and Canada whose work resonates with LI’s mission to bridge church and academy.
There are seven funding opportunities available for 2024.Learn more