Applications for Explore 2021 are now being accepted!

The EXPLORE Theology Institute is made possible by funding from the Lilly Endowment and is offered for no tuition. There is a $25 registration fee which is due after notice of acceptance.

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Basic Information

Name *
Date of birth *
Address *
Permission to email *
Cell phone number *
Permission to call and/or text *


For Fall 2021, what will your class year be? *
Do you attend a church / local religious community? *

Please share with us any church, school, or community groups you have participated with, and any leadership you might have held in those groups.

Essay Questions

What are some things that you are excited or passionate about? What skills, talents, or hobbies do you have?

Tell us about your faith journey? How long have you identified as a Christian? What people or important experiences have shaped your journey?

What makes you want to participate in EXPLORE? What do you hope to learn? How do you hope to grow?

Is there anything else relevant or unique about you that you would like us to know?

Other Information

Parent / legal guardian name *
Parent / legal guardian address *
Permission to email *
Parent / legal guardian cell phone number *
Permission to call and/or text *
Parent / legal guardian work phone number *
2nd parent / legal guardian name (if applicable)
2nd parent / legal guardian address (if applicable)
Permission to email
2nd parent / legal guardian cell phone number
Permission to call and/or text
2nd parent / legal guardian work phone number


To complete your application, you must have an adult who knows you personally fill out the Recommendation Form. This could be a clergy person, youth leader, teacher, etc., but should not be a relative. Have this person use the link at the top of the page to complete the online Recommendation Form.

Data collected in this form will only be used to facilitate the EXPLORE program and will be kept confidential.

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