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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.
Theological degree programs in two of America's prisons plus an excerpt from "Wise Stewards," In Trust's official statement on the roles and responsibilities of boards in theological education. Also, the president-board chair relationship: nine keys for a healthy relationship, how boards and presidents can embrace change, and personal reflections from a president and board chair on working together.
Financial accountability for religious organizations, the essential need for strategic planning, and the board's role in planning. Plus, the library: six considerations for library renovations and the importance of the librarian in online learning.
The four habits of effective boards, the role of the executive committee, and the need to understand how your institution's graduate programs shape the faculty. Plus, the fourth in our series on Oral Roberts University, with a focus now on its new president.
New Year 2011
The importance of the annual fund and alumni giving, the board's responsibilities with annual giving, and staying true to your mission in times of change.
Dan Aleshire's take on changing theological education in a changed world, summer theology programs for teens, board diversity and the benefits it brings, and reflections on the merger between two Canadian schools, three years into their union.
A study of Canadian theological schools and their deep roots in shifting terrain, what makes a president effective, the questions to ask when considering a merger with another institution, and board members and financial reporting.