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In Trust won three awards at the annual meeting of the Associated Church Press, held April 22, 2016, in St. Louis, Missouri. The association, which is made up of church-related and independent religious periodicals, is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year and has held an annual meeting since 1920. In Trust publisher Jay Blossom serves on the board of directors.


In the category of “Electronic Newsletter,” In Trust won an Award of Merit (second place overall) for In Trust Now, our monthly e-newsletter that comes out on the last business day of each month.

In the category of “Department,” In Trust won an Honorable Mention (third place overall) for our department titled “From Data to Decision.” The winning articles in that section included “Interpreting the Entering Student Questionnaire” by Greg Henson (New Year 2015), “Do Seminaries Train Pastors for the Church?” by Greg Henson (Summer 2015), and “Rising Student Debt” by Jo Ann Deasy (Autumn 2015).

In the category of “Professional Resource,” In Trust won an honorable mention (third place overall) for “The Time Is Now: Theological Schools Can’t Afford to Delay Action on Deferred Maintenance” by Kalyani B. Glass (Autumn 2015).

 A full list of the winners is available at


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The In Trust Center hosts learning community spaces throughout the year. Check out our upcoming events below.

Strategic Partnerhips


In this on-demand webinar, Rick Staisloff, senior partner of rpk GROUP, will discuss essential aspects of strategic partnerships. He will explore current trends, identify partners, navigate the due diligence process, and addresses common challenges. In addition to technical components of partnerships, he will also examine the intangible – yet critical – elements of partnerships, such as building trust and managing relationships.

Closing the Trust Gap


The current and very troubling condition of trust is a clarion call to action. But despite the dismal data showing pervasive organizational distrust, every organization can assess their current level of trust, learn and adopt a proven trust building framework, and then develop a meaningful and long-lasting plan of action. This webinar details the knowledge and practical next steps to strengthen workplace culture as a result of closing the trust gap.

In Trust Center Resource Grants


An In Trust Center Resource Grant offers member schools a chance to explore innovation at their institutions through a matching grant opportunity of up to $15,000. Listen to this 30-minute information session, including Q&A, as we provide details on eligibility requirements, funding priorities, application process. Previous grantees are eligible to apply as long as they are not within our current funding cycle.

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