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Seminary Governance Resources

The In Trust Center for Theological Schools offers a collection of carefully selected articles from a variety of sources that shed light and provide guidance on senior-level seminary government. Culled... read more >

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Seminary Leaders Helpline

In Trust offers seminary governance leaders and senior administrators easy access to free, confidential consultation about questions regarding school governance, board development and organizational effectiveness. In Trust's Resource Consulting is... read more >

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Outside Resources for Seminary Boards of Trustees

When your Board of Trustees can benefit from the objectivity and expertise of an outside consultant, In Trust’s Governance Mentor Service may be your lifeline. Governance Mentor Service consultants are... read more >

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Evaluate Your Seminary President

When done right, regular appraisal of the president’s performance strengthens and promotes mutual accountability throughout the institution and enhances the president’s legitimacy. In Trust can help craft an assessment process tailored to... read more >

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The Institutional Health Checklist

Theological school institutional health involves more than annual operating revenue, student enrollment, and endowment earnings. It includes the reputation of your academic program, the condition and appearance of your buildings,... read more >

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Seminary Board Member Individual Performance Evaluation

When an individual accepts an invitation to serve on a school’s board, they assume responsibility for both the institution and the people it serves; hence, individual board member performance is... read more >

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Religious School Financial Health Checkup

In today’s challenging financial climate, religious school boards need to develop an aggressive and objective perspective on their school’s financial fitness, and establish benchmarks for program productivity. You can give... read more >

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Nonprofit provides seminary boards with tools for success

In today’s economy, a well-trained and properly focused governing board can mean the difference between a seminary staying afloat – thriving, even – and having a dire fate. Theological schools throughout North America have turned for help on this to In Trust.

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Explore Studies on Religious Institutions

For 10 years between 2001 and 2009, the Louisville Institute’s Religious Institutions Grant Program supported research projects by academics and pastors that helped empower religious leaders to respond to institutional... read more >

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Why Churches Grow: Myths and Realities

Most of the assumptions about why some churches grow and others fail to thrive are wrong. “Myths and Facts about Evangelism and Church Growth” corrects the record on a variety... read more >

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Looking for Online Resources?

The Congregational Resource Guide (CRG) is an online tool designed to help leaders of all congregations find the right...

Is Pence Right About The Growth of Religion in the US?

"Religion in America isn’t receding. It’s just the opposite. Faith is gaining new life across America every day." —...

Apply for a Thriving in Ministry Grant

Lilly Endowment Inc. has announced a new grant program to help pastors thrive in congregational leadership and thus...

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