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Fundraising Prospects for Theological Schools

This report looks at the special challenges and opportunities that theological schools face in fundraising. Using data from Association of Theological Schools members over the last 20 years, the report... read more >


Governance Tips

Governance that works, effective leadership for theological schools (2015) from Auburn Seminary [Read more] ... read more >


Theological School CFO Resources

The Chief Financial Officers Society provides annual meetings that focus on defining the CFO role and vocation, and on developing eight skills/best practices of importance to seminary-based chief financial officers,... read more >


Theological School Student Personnel Staff Resources

The Student Personnel Administrators Network is an organization for persons engaged in seminary student services, such as recruitment officers, admissions directors, registrars, financial aid officials, and deans of students. Annual... read more >


Graduating Seminary Student Profiles

Explore this intriguing set of in-depth seminary student surveys administered at graduation by the 250 member institutions of the Association of Theological Schools. Beginning in 2001-02, the Graduating Student Questionnaire... read more >


Resource Archives for Theological School Leaders

The Association of Theological Schools (ATS) holds a variety of annual and biennial meetings and conferences for administrative and faculty leaders of member theological schools. Find the archived papers and... read more >


Miscellaneous National Surveys

Included in an interesting variety of historically important national surveys are the 1975 Carnegie Council National Surveys of Higher Education – Faculty Sample and Graduate Student Sample, with the 1984... read more >


Help for new pastors entering ministry

The Lilly Endowment supported a multi-denominational program to bring clergy, churches, schools and students into a coordinated mentoring program to help new clergy transition into full-time ministry.  In the article, "Transition... read more >


A Look at the Health of Theological Education

A Look At The Health Of Theological Education  Lilly Foundation Funding Grants Insights into Religion News

Faculty members at theological schools are highly satisfied with their jobs. They are bidding higher for a select group of students. But those students are incurring far more educational debt than in the past. Those are among the conclusions of three studies. The studies, which were completed before the economic downturn,  update conclusions drawn 10 years ago on the subjects of theological faculty, seminary financing and student debt. They contain much good news and much that will require further conversation and closer study.


Economic Woes May Lead To Seminary Consolidation

Economic Woes May Lead To Seminary Consolidation Church Building Gravestones Grave Yard Lilly Foundation Funding Grants Insights into Religion News

A contracting national economy may lead to a contracting of theological schools, too.





Holy Week Inspiration

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Leadership La Porte County Hosts its 2nd Annual “Volunteer Expo” on April 19

Leadership La Porte County, Inc. was formed in 1984, with support from the Lilly Foundation, to encourage engaged...

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