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Questions that a smart board asks the lead enrollment officer, the rise of alternate paths to ministry, and a detailed, step-by-step guide to preparing a theological school for future prosperity. Plus: a seminary’s spiritual “rule of life.”
New Year 2014
Latino/a Bible education is a fast-growing sector. The charitable-giving ground is shifting under theological schools. And, the recently retired head of the Catholic Theological Union shares what he learned during his 23-year presidency.
Where the best seminary students come from, data from peer schools, and how board work is God's work. Plus, an interview with the retiring president of Andover Newton Theological School.
A primer for boards on recent changes to accreditation standards, online ministry educator Northwest Nazarene University's pursuit of ATS membership, and why libraries are essential to theological education in the digital age. Also, a New York seminary facing bankruptcy sells buildings, reforms governance, and chooses life.
A seminary explores new ways to fulfill its mission of equipping leaders for church leadership, the latest research regarding declining enrollment, and theological education's role in bridging the faith-work gap in the business world.
New Year 2013
The new federation of the two smallest Episcopal seminaries, Toronto's complex multidenominational theological consortium, a conversation on accreditation with ATS's Dan Aleshire, and the intersection between theology and work.
Theological schools across North America are learning to provide spiritual formation for distance education students. And, when bishops and other church leaders collaborate with theological school boards, the relationships can be fruitful—and challenging.
The growth of Hispanic theological education and ministry in North America, Minnesota seminaries, the importance of strategy to a board, and recruiting the right CFO.
Mapping the board's journey toward shared governance, a color-coded diagram for shared governance navigation, the elimination of faculty tenure at Winebrenner Theological Seminary, and the "delicate dance" of recruiting new board members.
New Year 2012
Leaders in transition: reflections from seven former presidents on their exits from office, the hope that can be found in succession planning, and the institutional benefits of an interim presidency. Plus, schools in transition: a step toward an institutional merger for three institutions, and a step back for two others.