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Congregational conflict, job loss and depression

Congregational conflict, job loss and depression

Nearly 30 percent of ministers said they had at one time been forced to leave their jobs due to personal attacks and criticism from a small faction of their congregations. Suffering from low self-esteem, depression, stress and physical health problems, these clergy are prevented from getting the help they need by a complicity of silence.

Join the conversation at the Blog for Theological School Deans

Join the conversation at the Blog for Theological School Deans

The Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning in Theology and Religion's Theology School Deans blog can offer support or a place for school administration to gather and share ideas, and where members of the Wabash Center's deans' colloquy continue their rich conversations about the work of theological school deans. Wabash's "Coulda, Woulda, Shoulda" blog features writing from e

The challenges of Clergy Retirement

The challenges of Clergy Retirement

The religious community today faces a challenge in a continuing recession to meet the needs of older clergy while making room for younger leaders. In recent years, denominations have stepped up efforts to both provide financial planning for clergy and to assist them in the difficult transition to retirement. Still, not all clergy can afford to retire. The article, "What, me retire?

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Promoting Sustainability in Dubuque

Running for mayor of Dubuque, Iowa, in 2005, City Councilman Roy Buol heard a message from constituents that he interpreted as a yearning for sustainability in the broadest sense of... read more >

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2012 GOP Presidential Candidates Stake Out Moral Positions

At the June 3, 2011, Faith and Freedom Coalition meeting in Washington, D.C., Republican presidential candidates laid out their religious and moral positions. Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly has archived key... read more >

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Resources for Congregational Governance and Ministry Leadership

The right governance model for your congregation is the one that enables your community to achieve its outwardly focused goals and improve its inward quality of life, according to the... read more >

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Religious Perspectives on President Obama’s 2011 State of the Union

After Obama’s 2011 State of the Union address to Congress, Kim Lawton, managing editor of Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly, moderated a panel of religion analysts’ reflections. Howard University School of... read more >

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Selecting a Congregational Planning Team Leader

Vibrant congregations periodically engage in long-term planning, the success of which is largely dependent upon the competencies of the team’s leader, according to Nancy L. DeMott, resource director at the... read more >

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Successful seminary presidents impose fiscal discipline

The biggest challenge a president faces is meeting the needs of the institution. These days, those are often financial.

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Best Resources for Governance of Seminaries and Schools of Theological Education

Remaining on top of changes in Christian governance, culture and pedagogy is as important as the skills and knowledge brought to the institution by its president, board members, deans, financial officers and other leaders. Insights Into Religion offers a regularly updated archive of resources, articles, video series and information about workshops and seminars that can help institutional leaders address topics including self- and peer evaluations, hiring consultants, current trends, effective leadership and continuing leadership education.

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Are There Guns in Your Church

Connie Peterson is an accountant whose work requires a calculator, not a weapon. But she doesn’t go anywhere without...

6/10 Religiously Unaffiliated Americans are Athiest, Agnostic or “Nothing in Particular”

"A growing share of Americans are religiously unaffiliated. We recently asked a representative sample of more...

Art and Music Helping To Survive The Worst

“How do we survive when the worst happens? What are the mechanisms?” For Joe Carter, one answer was in spirituals —...

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