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The Necessary Creative Tension Between Change and Tradition

Jaroslav Pelikan wrote, "Tradition is the living faith of the dead; traditionalism is the dead faith of the living." People who bear a tradition are called to be relentlessly innovative... read more >

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Conversation-Starting Questions about National Clergy Study Findings

The Pulpit & Pew Project surveyed over 2,500 clergy across the nation in 2001 in an effort to provide a comprehensive profile of America’s religious leaders that could be meaningfully... read more >

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Why Ministers are Leaving Local Church Ministry

A 2002 survey questioned Christian clergy who have left the ministry. The study, conducted across five Protestant denominations, yielded some interesting information. It turns out former pastors are not much... read more >

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What Search Committees Want

Are you a male, under 40 years old, and married to a nonworking woman who volunteers on church committees? If so, churches are looking for you to lead their congregation.... read more >

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Taking the lead on good governance

Are there better ways to run congregational boards? One consultant offers up best practices.

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Promoting Congregational Vitality

All congregations have strengths, but not in all the same areas. And when congregations focus on using their strengths effectively, they become even stronger. An understanding of a congregation’s strengths... read more >

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In Trust blog for Seminary Leaders

The In Trust Blog, published by the In Trust Center for Theological Schools, provides news and comment for leaders in theological education, and offers a forum for sharing perspectives and learning.  ... read more >

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Magazine for Governing Boards and Senior Administrators of Theological Schools

The In Trust Center for Theological Schools publishes a magazine designed specifically for boards of trustees, administrators and senior faculty of theology schools. The quarterly publication addresses the trends, topics,... read more >

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In Trust Magazine for Seminary Leaders

In Trust Center for Theological Schools offers free access to articles published in In Trust magazine. In the January 2014 issue, the In Trust Center president, Rick Bliese, reflects on... read more >

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In Trust’s Guide to Helpful Seminary Governance Websites

Here is a helpful guide to websites of special interest to board members and other leaders in theological education. Screened and maintained by In Trust, these are links to organizations... read more >

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Franklin College Master's Program Gift

"A $150,000 gift from Drs. Leonard and Teresa Bissonnette will help support Franklin College's new Master of Science in...

Working Hands

The Work of the Hands by Carolina Hinojosa-Cisneros ... It’s with open hands that we welcome the stranger, open up...

International Peacemaker on Syrian Refugee Crisis at Union Seminary

Dr. Mary Mikhael, a native of Syria, will visit Union Presbyterian Seminary in Richmond October 3, 2018, to address the...

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