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How six trends are changing theological school development, Theological schools explain how their board members and fundraising staff work together and coordinate their efforts, and focus on governance: Welcome to the board room.
Seminaries' projects examples of how theological school can plan for a greener future, Partners for Sacred Places launches new program focusing on connecting seminaries to congregations, and sustainability is more than a trend — it means planning for the future.
The board's job in welcoming a new president, maintaining a theological focus at a university-based "movement" seminary, and a plea for philosophical and theological attention to those that lead contemporary organizations. Also, Wing on wing: gentle heroes welcome.
New Year 2007
Tyndale University College & Seminary now offers a master's degree program in Mandarin Chinese to reach immigrant students, North American seminary presidents provide guidance to international schools, and tips on helping international students succeed.
Pushed out of comfort zones, theological schools explore interconnections. Andover Newton Theological School two hundred years in the making. Plus: New Orleans seminaries a year after Katrina.
Fully on board from start to finish (and beyond): mapping connections, self-assessment, and after "thank you and good-bye." And, Spirit matters: The gift of laughter.
Accreditation: Putting it all together, suggestions from the ATS executive director's chair, four accreditation team members give advice about how to best prepare for a visit, and Toolbox:The board's responsibility for self-assessment, part I.
New Year 2006
What to look for on financial statements, Virginia Seminary's complexities and challenges, Trinity School for Ministry's president talks about their financial principle. Plus: grants as venture capital.
New chapel and worship center at Fuller Seminary, Figures of Speech: I thirst, interviewees explain why new chapels were necessary and how they were built, and is bad taste always bad? in the soul of the beholder.
Six presidents, recently retired or moved to new positions, share their experiences and insights. Plus, advice on how to resign gracefully.