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The Important Role of Congregations in Preparing New Pastors

Over the last several generations, congregations have done little to identify, encourage, support or equip new clergy. By and large, North American congregations have turned over that work to seminaries... read more >

Auburn Seminary Completes Strategic Plan Through 2018

Auburn Seminary Completes Strategic Plan Through 2018

As Auburn Seminary approaches its 200th anniversary, seminary leaders have announced the completion of the Auburn Strategic Vision and Plan for 2013 to 2018, a blueprint for the future. Learn more about the plan on the Auburn Seminary website.

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How Continuing Education Influences Clergy Vitality

Continuing education is positively correlated to long-term clergy vitality and passion. However, not all continuing education programs are equal, and some types of continuing education do a much better job... read more >

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Seminary Students: Who Are the Best of the Best?

Because most seminaries and schools of theology are having trouble attracting enough students, Auburn Seminary engaged in a study of 261 students identified as the "best" by their respective schools... read more >

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Ministry Career Enrollments are Declining: 2013 Study

Current seminary enrollment patterns are complex, with the number of seminary students on the uptick during the 1990s but peaking in 2004. Since then, enrollment has stagnated. Meanwhile, nationwide, overall... read more >

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Explore Worship with Your Congregation

How do you talk about worship with your congregation when it is difficult to get beyond individual reactions to the previous week's service? An extensive seminar hosted by the Calvin... read more >

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How Liturgy Forms Habits, and Habits Shape Faith

Human beings are "liturgical animals," says author and professor James K.A. Smith in an hour-long presentation at the 2014 Worship Symposium sponsored by the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship, an... read more >

Academy of Preaching and Celebration comes online

Academy of Preaching and Celebration comes online

Christian Theological Seminary and the Center for Pastoral Excellence are pleased to announce the launch of the Academy of Preaching and Celebration. Led by Frank A. Thomas, the Nettie Sweeney and Hugh Th Miller Professor of Homiletics at CTS, the Academy seeks to generate excellence in preaching and worship through deepened faith and biblical practice.

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Ethics and Retirement Obligations in Bankrupt Detroit

When a business goes bankrupt, even its retired employees, who had no role in that bankruptcy, will pay a price in reduced or eliminated retirement payments. That's because they are... read more >

2014 Student Personnel Administrators' Conference

2014 Student Personnel Administrators' Conference

Dates & Time: 
Apr 09, 2014 to Apr 11, 2014

By registration. The Student Personnel Administrators'  Conference provides a collegial network for support and information sharing for recruitment officers, admissions directors, financial aid officers, registrars, deans of students, housing staff, and career services staff. Practical how-to workshops, complemented by broader presentations common to those who work with students, will be the focus. This year's theme is Resourcing Students in Theological Education: Strategies, Challenges, and Best Practices.

Location: 
Orlando, Florida

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Sharing Deep Stories Despite Politics

“We all have deep stories, whatever our politics, but we’re not fully aware of them. They’re dreamlike and are told...

Support for Rural Pastors

Grove City College received a nearly $1 million grant to help establish the Project on Rural Ministry. It’s an outreach...

Sunday Church Servicing in the Wake of Hurricane Michael

"Church leaders knew the Sunday following the storm would be important and necessary in what's expected to be a...

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