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On Seminary Accreditation and the Church-State Divide

For years the U.S. Department of Education has emphasized the role of higher education in preparing a workforce that can compete in the global economy, however it's influence is largely... read more >

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Creating Seminary Alliances: Perspectives, Pitfalls and Possibilities

American seminaries have been facing increasing financial pressures as enrollment declines and costs increase. A number of struggling seminaries have sought to form alliances, but often find the obstacles too... read more >

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Finding "Pastor Right": Why a Perfect Match Matters

A congregation’s relationship with its pastor is kind of like a marriage, says religion researcher Cynthia Woolever. The wrong chemistry can lead to years of disappointment, stress and conflict. Woolever offers some key strategies for finding — and keeping — a pastor that's right for your church.

Auburn President Attends Foreign Relations Workshop

Auburn President Attends Foreign Relations Workshop

The Rev. Dr. Katharine Rhodes Henderson, president of Auburn Theological Seminary, was chosen to take part in the Council on Foreign Relations' Religion and Foreign Policy Summer Workshop in Summer 2013. The annual workshop brings religious leaders from across the country to the Council on Foreign Relations' headquarters in New York to discuss pressing international issues. The Council also convenes hundreds of other events each year around the country, many of which are open to religious community leaders who may attend in person or by teleconference or webcast.

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Creating positive change by working together

To help congregations embrace change based in their strengths and positive attributes, the Indianapolis Center for Congregations, dedicated to supporting and strengthening Indiana congregations, hosted the Flourishing Congregations initiative. The... read more >

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Engaging the community in your missional church

Recognizing that in today’s post-Christian, multicultural society the church is no longer at the center of its community so they need a new way to engage the gospel, the congregation... read more >

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Resource: How Your Congregation Learns

When a congregation decides to begin something new or needs to make changes, its members are called upon to think and behave in ways they have not yet learned, according... read more >

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Essential Elements in Assessing Institutional Presidents

An effective and fair assessment of an institution’s president begins with clarity about the personal characteristics the board was looking for when it sought the current president, and the description... read more >

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Becoming a Long-Term Church: Lessons Learned

Just one of five new church starts is viable after five years. Survivors typically have strong leaders who have created and embodied a vision that met the need. At some... read more >

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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...

Discovering Hope in the Valley of Dry Bones

Struggling in the valley of dry bones?Listen and subscribe to Faith & Leadership's podcast, Can These Bones. The...

The Heart of a Servant and Faith Like a Child

Here are some sermon resources and art work for the Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost - September 23, 2018 (Year B)...

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