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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.
Students and leaders alike discuss how the new papacy will impact theological education, how to tap into a board's wisdom in order to engage leadership, and an exploration of online learning.
New Year 2005
Four seminaries share the difficulties and rewards of building their endowments, board members decide to focus on fundraising, and the last piece of a four-part series on the life cycle of a successful presidency.
How to best utilize differences within governance to distribute the work load, a farewell to J. Irwin Miller, and letters from readers who discuss church relations.
An exploration of how Canadian schools worked past theological differences to create beneficial relationships; the difficulties of drawing the right people to the board table; and an encouragement to board members to respond to institutional culture.