Mission and Values

Our mission statement
To strengthen theological schools by connecting their leaders to essential resources for mission vitality.

Our values
Excellence, service, and trust.


By “theological schools,” we mean institutions of higher learning that prepare students for Christian ministry, as well as for other forms of service in academia, the church, and the world.

By “leaders,” we mean board members, administrators, faculty, staff, church executives, donors, consultants, collaborative nonprofit professionals, and anyone who bears responsibility for institutional health.

By “essential resources,” we mean information and support that originate both within and outside the field of theological education. Some examples: expert consultants and organizations, peer institutions and their leaders, websites and other online materials, and books and periodicals, including In Trust magazine.

By “mission vitality,” we mean the achievement of meaningful institutional goals undergirded by a financial foundation that is both ample for the present and sustainable into the future.