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Seminaries continue to attract older students

The latest enrollment figures for U.S. and Canadian theological schools show a decline or stagnation in every age group except 50- to 64-year-olds. Among these students are successful executives retiring early and eager for a second career.

Calvin Institute Provides Worship Renewal Grants

Calvin Institute Provides Worship Renewal Grants

The Calvin Institute of Christian Worship has given $300,000 in grants to support worship renewal across North America. Since it began in the year 2000, the Worship Renewal Grants Program has awarded more than 600 grants to churches, schools and seminaries across the U.S. and Canada for projects that can generate renewed interest, thoughtfulness and energy for public worship at the local, grass-roots level.

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Promoting diversity at theology schools

The Association of Theological Schools, a member organization that supports and promotes excellence in seminaries and schools of theological education, has published a free, non-copyrighted PDF folio as a resource... read more >

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Essential Elements in Assessing Institutional Presidents

An effective and fair assessment of an institution’s president begins with clarity about the personal characteristics the board was looking for when it sought the current president, and the description... read more >

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Expert advice on being an effective board chair

Knowledge of and experience in governing, an effective professional relationship with the school’s president, and the ability to practice oversight in governance are key skills of an effective board chair,... read more >

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A Hands-On Approach to Medicine and Ministry

David Hirsh noticed that third-year medical students tended to lose empathy for patients during their intensive rotations among many disciplines. To counter the trend, he helped Harvard Medical School develop... read more >

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Are theology students prepared for ministry?

Theologian Sarah Coakley became an ordained priest after a successful career in academia and what she experienced during her ministry made her acutely aware of the divide between learning theology... read more >

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Sunni and Shi'a: What's the Difference?

We hear the terms daily in newscasts but do we really understand the difference between the Sunni and Shi'a branches of Islam? How can we understand the people if we... read more >

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Ancient Future Worship: The Legacy of Robert E. Webber

Christians often freeze-frame an epoch and make it the standard by which all faith expressions across time and space are judged. By contrast, Robert E. Webber invited, challenged and cajoled... read more >

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Looking for Online Resources?

The Congregational Resource Guide (CRG) is an online tool designed to help leaders of all congregations find the right...

Is Pence Right About The Growth of Religion in the US?

"Religion in America isn’t receding. It’s just the opposite. Faith is gaining new life across America every day." —...

Apply for a Thriving in Ministry Grant

Lilly Endowment Inc. has announced a new grant program to help pastors thrive in congregational leadership and thus...

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