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Creating Vital Churches

Vital churches need seminaries to prepare apostolic leaders for mission to a multicultural world; vital seminaries need congregations that practice the discernment of leadership gifts among members, according to David... read more >

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Fact Books on Theological Education in the U.S. and Canada

A primary purpose of the Association of Theological Schools' Commission on Accrediting is “to collect data from all members of ATS for use in accrediting and to provide the data... read more >

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The Technology in Theological Education Group

The Technology in Theological Education Group (TTEG), sponsored by the Association of Theological Schools brings the collective expertise of members of theological institutions versed in both theological education and information... read more >

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Connecting your church community online

Staying connected to your church community is easier now than ever before. As more church members connect online, so too should church leaders. The Center for Congregations, an organization that... read more >

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Strategic planning keeps congregations focused on mission

Strategic planning is “a structured conversation about what a group of people believe God calls them to be or to do," write Gil Rendle and Alice Mann in their book,... read more >

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Break Through Your Membership Glass Ceiling

While growth is exciting, it can be difficult if it's done without proper planning. In a workshop sponsored by the Indianapolis Center for Congregations, an organization that assists Indianapolis congregations in... read more >

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Theological Students and Religious Leadership for the Future

Are theological students good enough to meet future needs for religious leadership? How can theological schools and the religious bodies they serve recruit the most promising candidates for their ministries?... read more >

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Strategic Choices for Theological Schools: The Big Picture

What steps do struggling theological schools need to take to become superstars? What do these schools need to do to maintain their health? Strategic planning has become standard practice in... read more >

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Educational Debt of Theological Students: The Gathering Storm

A majority of students now carry educational debt and they are borrowing larger amounts than in the past. As a result, many theological school graduates report that their level of... read more >

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Golden Rule Christianity: Mainstream Religion

Researcher Nancy Ammerman develops the argument that Christians who have more liberal theological views, non-exclusivist convictions about religious truth, and lower levels of participation in church life are a “pervasive... 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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Review rank-ordered data on religion in the U.S. and around the world. Includes the latest data from the Religious Congregations & Membership Study, 2010

 

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