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Summer has arrived at Perkins!  Although the activity on our campus has adopted a slightly slower pace, we've remained active with classes and visiting groups, and are preparing to welcome our Course of Study students over the next two months.

It was wonderful to connect with you—our alumni/ae—during the 2019 annual conference gatherings throughout the South Central Jurisdiction and beyond. Although our monthly e-newsletter, Perspective Online, is on summer hiatus, we have a few important updates below that you won't want to miss! 

We look forward to sharing more with you in the fall.  Until then, let us know if you have any questions or news you’d like to share. 

Applications Due

For Fall 2019 Houston-Galveston and Dallas Master’s Degree Programs
Fall 2019 Applications

The application due dates are fast approaching for all Fall 2019 master’s degree programs at Perkins. The submission of applications for the Houston-Galveston Hybrid Program must be completed by Sunday, June 30. Applications for the Dallas campus programs must be completed by Wednesday, July 31.

As an alum, we invite you to share this information with any prospective students in your community!

More Information

Reboot Youth Ministry

Apply by Wednesday, July 10
Reboot Youth Ministry

Reboot is a project of SMU Perkins School of Theology designed to strengthen congregational ministries with youth. We work with churches within 300 miles of Dallas that do not currently have a full-time paid youth minister.

In Phase One of the project, 18 congregations will be chosen to engage in a process whereby representatives from the whole church—including youth themselves—rethink youth ministry, from the ground up.

This groundbreaking program is supported by a $1 million grant from Lilly Endowment Inc., which you can read more about here.

Applications are due on Wednesday, July 10.

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Now Accepting
2019 Distinguished Alumnus/a Nominations

We are now accepting nominations for the 2019 Distinguished Alumnus/a Award. The deadline to submit nominations is Monday, Sept. 2.

The award, presented annually, recognizes Perkins graduates who have demonstrated effectiveness and integrity in service to the church, continuing support for the goals of Perkins and SMU, distinguished service to the community, and exemplary character.

Nomination Information

Upcoming Events

August 16-17
Houston Lay School of Theology

Perkins School of Theology will present “The Wit of Alyce McKenzie & The Wisdom of the Bible” at the two-day Houston Lay School of Theology, August 16-17, 2019, at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 5501 Main Street in Houston. Presenting the lecture and class will be Alyce M. McKenzie, Le Van Professor of Preaching and Worship at Perkins School of Theology at SMU. 
Registration is open now through August 9. Visit the website here.

September 20-21 
The Art of Resilience:
Latinx Public Witness in Troubled Times

The Art of Resilience
Mark your calendar now for a free two-day event, “The Art of Resilience: Latinx Public Witness in Troubled Times." The Art of Resilience will address the current social climate as well as public policies affecting Latino/a families and communities and how they test human rights commitments and the democratic process, and will bring together the work of theologians, scholars, artists and community members.

For more information and to save your seat, click here.
Perspective Online
If you missed the June issue of Perspective Online, we invite you to read it here. You'll find stories of graduation, renewing ties to the church, connecting with friends, previews of upcoming events and much more. 
June Perspective Online


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