Jump to Navigation

Leadership > Governance

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?

Resources

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 >

Resources

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 >

Resources

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 >

Resources

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 >

Resources

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 >

Feature

Successful seminary presidents impose fiscal discipline

Successful seminary presidents impose fiscal discipline  Lilly Foundation Funding Grants Insights into Religion News Christianity

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

Best Resources

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.

Pages

News

News

What Brings You Happiness?

At Harvard Business Review, why the pursuit of money isn't bringing you joy -- and what will. [Read more]. "If there...

Communion Wafers: The Fine Art of Faith and Breadmaking

"The Order of the Brothers of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Mount Carmel, or simply Carmelites, is a Roman Catholic...

Indiana Media Expands with Lily Foundation Help

WFYI Public Media and the eight other Indiana Public Broadcasting stations that make up IPB News will soon be hiring...

Calendar

Thu, Sep 19, 2019 - 09:00 am
For details on the Religion News Association's RNA 70th Annual Conference: Las Vegas Contact:    Tiffany McCallen

Popular Tools

Duke Divinity Leadership Education

 

Questions We Answer

We know that you grapple with many difficult questions as a Christian leader. We want to help. Complex concerns about ministry can’t be fully addressed here, of course, but we provide a starting point for engaging the deep issues. If you don’t find what you are looking for, please see if our partners can help or contact us.

Have more questions?

Search