Join SPT


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Membership Benefits

In addition to being part of the premiere professional organization devoted to enrching the discipline of pastoral theology, you will be entitled to our members-only services including:

  • Member-only registration fee for our annual meeting;
  • Reduced rates and special programming for student members;
  • Exclusive access to the Journal of Pastoral Theology;
  • Exclusive access to our bi-annual newsletter;
  • Exclusive access to our member directory;
  • Exclusive access to job and position postings;
  • Exclusive access to course syllabi;
  • Exclusive access to categorical bibliographies;
  • Connection to publishing opportunities in journals related pastoral theology;
  • Networking and professional development with premier pastoral theologians and practitioners; and
  • Opportunities for sharing your research with ongoing-conversation partners in a variety of study groups.

Membership Categories

$100 /year
Scholars/Practitioners actively engaged in scholarly research, teaching, or practice in institutions or other organizations
$50 /year
Graduate students engaged in scholarly research in pastoral theology or other similar fields
$50 /year
Scholars/Practitioners with emeritus or retired status
$50 /year
 Persons actively engaged in research, teaching or practice with limited income
$0 /year
International Scholars or Practitioners actively engaged in scholarly research, teaching, or practice. (Note: Canadians are not considered international)