Peer Organizations

Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges
www.agb.org
Through its programs and services, the AGB seeks to advance the practice of citizen trusteeship and help ensure the quality and success of U.S. colleges, universities, and other institutions of higher education. 


Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada
www.ats.edu
This is the membership organization that accredits graduate theological schools in the United States and Canada. It also conducts a variety of educational programs for administrators and faculty of these schools. 


BoardSource
www.boardsource.org
BoardSource provides workshops, training, and an extensive web-based database for nonprofit organizations; governance consultations; source materials on nonprofit governance; and an annual conference that brings together board members and chief executives of nonprofit organizations from around the world.


Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate
http://cara.georgetown.edu
CARA's threefold mission is to increase the self-understanding of the Roman Catholic Church, to serve the applied research needs of church decision-makers, and to advance scholarly research on religion, particularly Catholicism.


Center for Congregations
www.centerforcongregations.org
The Center, funded by Lilly Endowment Inc., is mandated to assist Indianapolis-area congregations to find solutions to problems and to deal with pressing practical issues such as stewardship, Christian education, strategic planning, board development, and challenges that often arise around worship and music, connecting Indianapolis-area churches with excellent resources to the benefit congregations nationwide.


Center for the Study of Theological Education at Auburn
www.auburnseminary.org/CSTE
Auburn educates leaders about how to meet the challenges of religious and public life by sponsoring programs on complex issues in religious traditions and contemporary life, gathering critical intelligence about religion and education in our society, and encouraging thoughtful conversation. 


Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability
www.ecfa.org
ECFA develops and maintains standards of accountability and ethical practices.


Forum for Theological Exploration (FTE)
www.fteleaders.org
The FTE envisions programs to encourage diversity and excellence in the churches and seminaries of North America.


Leadership Education at Duke Divinity
divinity.duke.edu/initiatives-centers/leadership-education

Leadership Education at Duke Divinity works with those institutions whose mission is the formation of Christians and who have the strength to have scalable impact: denominations, seminaries, church-related colleges, consultancies, large membership congregations, Christian non-profit organizations, and others.


National Catholic Educational Association
www.ncea.org

The NCEA bills itself as the largest private professional education organization in the world. It represents 200,000 Roman Catholic educators in the United States, who serve 7.6 million students in Catholic elementary and secondary schools, in religious education programs, in seminaries, and in colleges and universities. Founded in 1904, the NCEA traces its origins to a gathering of eleven seminary rectors who gathered at St. Joseph's Seminary, Dunwoodie, New York, in 1898 to talk about how to attract more, better qualified students to priestly studies.


Pulpit and Pew
www.pulpitandpew.org
An interdenominational project aimed at strengthening the quality of pastoral leadership in churches, parishes, and other faith communities across America.


Resources for American Christianity
http://resourcingchristianity.org
A website that features selected grantees of Lilly Endowment Inc.'s Religion Division. Grantmaking areas include: Christian Faith & Life, Congregational Life & Ministry, Pastoral Leadership Development, Supportive Religious Institutions, and Public Understanding of Religion. 


The Louisville Institute
www.louisville-institute.org
The Louisville Institute, a Lilly Endowment program for the study of American religion, seeks to enrich the religious life of American Christians through collaborative conversation among academics, pastors, and other religious leaders in the areas Christian faith and life, religious institutions, and pastoral leadership.


Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning in Theology and Religion
www.wabashcenter.wabash.edu
The Wabash Center, located on the campus of Wabash College, Crawfordsville, Indiana, seeks to strengthen and enhance the teaching and learning of theology and religion in higher education settings in the United States and Canada.