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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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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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Nonprofit Provides Seminary Boards With Tools For Success

Nonprofit Provides Seminary Boards With Tools For Success Piles of Money Dollars Cash  Lilly Foundation Funding Grants Insights into Religion News

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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The Challenge of Vision

While churches say they have lots of ideas and openness to trying new things, less than one third of congregations are actually moving in new directions or experimenting with new... read more >

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Patterns in Declining Churches

Consider the factors that contribute to low congregational vitality. Analysis of worshipper demographics, size and growth of worship attendance, presence of conflict, and the congregation’s financial situation were not predictive... read more >

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Working Well with Architects

Challenges are inherent to any architectural project but these barriers can be minimized with good planning, open lines of communication, and an ongoing awareness of the true goals of the... read more >

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Best-Practice Advice for Expansions, Renovations and Construction

The Center for Congregations, an Indianapolis-based organization that supports congregations by helping them find the best resources available to address their needs, offers advice, workshops, speakers, resources and events related... read more >

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Presbyterian Seminary is pleased to share W. Sibley Towner's Prayers that Sing & Stir the Heart

Study of the Torah   O God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob — for generations now, our ancestors in the faith have...

ARDA GlobalPlus: Religion and Nationalistic Politics in India

One of the most important test cases of religious and political nationalism is unfolding in India, where a political...

Anglican Archbishop’s Lenten prayer book Written by a Catholic Priest

For those that have followed the close collaboration and friendship between Pope Francis and Archbishop of Canterbury...

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