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

 

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

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.

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.

The number of Americans with no religious affiliation continues to rise. Fewer young people are going to church. And the effects of recession have placed greater burdens on religious institutions in a time of shrinking resources.

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