New Year 2015

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Dietrich Bonhoeffer, patron saint for seminary presidents

Bonhoeffer, who ran an underground seminary in Nazi Germany, fulfilled roles that can inspire today’s theological school leaders, writes the In Trust Center’s president, Rick Bliese.
Issue: New Year 2015
Department: From the president's desk
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Interpreting the Entering Student Questionnaire

Data from the ESQ can shine light on the best ways to reach out to potential students.
Issue: New Year 2015
Topic(s): Enrollment / student recruiting
Department: From data to decision
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Keeping pace with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act

As school leaders create innovative online programs, they need to be sure they're in compliance with privacy laws.
Issue: New Year 2015
Department: Tool box
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Practical tools for pastoral leaders

A review of A Pastor's Toolbox: Management Skills for Parish Leadership, ed. by Paul A. Holmes.
Issue: New Year 2015
Topic(s): Academic programs
Department: Books
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Want young leaders to take part in denominational life? Invite them

Seminary leaders should invite seminarians to contribute their gifts to denominational life.
Issue: New Year 2015
Topic(s): Denominational & church relationships
Department: Viewpoint
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Support staff and the vocation of service

A survey suggests that support staff at seminaries and theological schools understand their jobs as ministry -- and that they believe they are contributing not only to their institutions, but to the church at large.
Issue: New Year 2015
Topic(s): Administration
Department: Field notes
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Becoming family

How does a board grow spiritually? By praying, sharing, and setting a table as broad as Christ's.
Issue: New Year 2015
Topic(s): Spiritual life
Department: Life in the spirit
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Survey snapshot
What are the governance practices of your peer institutions?

In Trust asked presidents about the size of their boards and how they use technology to meet and share information.
Issue: New Year 2015
Topic(s): Governance wise practices , News / trends
Department: Survey snapshot
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