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Considering an online MDiv?

Now’s the time When I began my MDiv in 2005, one of the biggest decisions I had to make was how I could manage furthering my education, considering my place in life.  Would I have to move?  Would I be able to balance a full-time job with graduate-level work? At the time, online education was […]

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Gateway Seminary

Gateway Seminary of the SBC exists to educate and equip present and future ministry leaders who expand God’s kingdom around the world.  In addition to training ministers to grow the church, we believe it is important students learn how to care for the church. Sexual abuse is a challenge every church leader should be prepared […]

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A ministry mandate, realized

How Rockbridge Seminary became a leader in  sexual abuse awareness training for pastors and ministry leaders Rockbridge‘s foundation blends an unwavering commitment to the word of God while emphasizing the practical aspects of training for ministry.   A testament to this commitment is our requirement that all students complete sexual abuse awareness training, which we […]

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Pioneers in prevention

Dallas Theological Seminary (DTS) has led the way on sexual abuse prevention training for more than two decades. Here’s a look at where it all started — and where it’s headed. DTS is lauded as “first in class” for its child sexual abuse risk prevention training, and you’ve played a big part. Tell me about […]

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SEMINARIES AND CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE RISK: Equipping ministry leaders

By Gregory Love & Kimberlee Norris SEXUAL ABUSE ALLEGATIONS continue to make headlines, and subsequent media coverage indicates that ministry leaders tend to be unprepared for child sexual abuse issues. Unfortunately, this lack of awareness is not unusual. Earlier articles in this series introduced topics that church leaders must understand and apply, if children are […]

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Online business program specifically for faith-based ministry leaders

The Master of Science in Church Management from the Villanova School of Business allows clergy and pastoral leaders to develop the financial, human resources, and management skills they need to steward the resources of their church or mission. Curriculum for leaders who mean business about caring for the church The Master of Science in Church […]

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Luther Rice gains SACSCOC accreditation

LITHONIA, GA. — Luther Rice College and Seminary was recently granted membership as an accredited institution by the Board of Trustees of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award baccalaureate, masters, and doctorate degrees. The announcement was made by the SACSCOC Board of Trustees during their December Annual Meeting. […]

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Review your child abuse prevention plan

This year has been a season of disruption. And in a time of disruption, it’s more important than ever to ensure your ministry is following its policies and procedures — especially when it comes to staff who work with children. A key aspect of risk management is safeguarding the physical and spiritual wellbeing of the […]

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Leading during difficult times: your best training options

What are a pastor’s biggest indicators that it’s time to consider leadership development training? Martin: Many seek training during a crisis, or when a felt need is strong, which creates anxiety in the church’s system. Those who choose to pursue ‘lifelong learning’ are less likely to have staff conflict, mistrust or confusion in the church […]

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Making distance learning work

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For busy pastors, it offers a flexible, efficient and cost-effective way to pursue an advanced degree. Here, five experts survey the landscape. Do you see a lot of full-time ministry leaders embracing advanced degrees via distance learning right now? If so, what’s driving that interest? Are certain areas of focus / concentrations proving most attractive? […]

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