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Impact of Congregational Size on Clergy Experience

This technical paper examines the impact of congregational size on clergy experiences in ministry. Findings show a number of differences in the characteristics of pastors in small congregations (small churches... read more >

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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 >

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Seminary Trustees Report

Based on a 2000 survey of seminary trustees, this report explores their demographic profile, leadership expertise, and history of association with the school they currently serve. In addition, the trustees... read more >

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Outlooks on the Future of Seminary Faculty

Who are the faculty that are training future religious leaders, how do they balance research and teaching, what do they think is most important to teach their students, and will... read more >

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Financial Support of Theological Education

Where do theological schools find financial support when contributions from denominations continue to decline? What contributions can these schools expect from increased tuition and individual donors? How can schools avoid... read more >

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Graduate Views of Seminary Effectiveness

What do seminary students do after graduation, and how well do they think their theological training prepared them for their work? This 2005 report shows the survey results of graduates... read more >

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Survey Public Perceptions of Your Institution

What does the general public think of your institution? How do political, business, education, community service and philanthropic leaders perceive your organization? Conduct your own survey of community perceptions of... read more >

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What The Public Really Thinks About Theology Schools

Are theological schools doing an adequate job impacting both church and society? Is there a public role for seminaries to play? A 1998 survey of diverse social leaders explores perceptions about... read more >

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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 >

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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 >

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A Piano for Christmas

It’s never too early for a great Christmas ad. This is from the folks at John Lewis in Great Britain, who every year...

Can Religion Unite America?

    Calling out racism in American churches, David Gushee, the outgoing president of the American Academy of...

Are American's Religious Communities Unique?

Two-thirds of U.S. Christians pray daily, compared with a median of just 18 percent of Christians across 15 countries...

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