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Author, Pastor Mark Batterson & the secrets of pursuing “God-sized dreams”

New York Times best-selling author and Regent alumnus Mark Batterson ’12 (Divinity) believes in dreaming big and praying bold prayers.

It is a principle that he explored in his popular book The Circle Maker, and one that has guided his ministry for the last 18 years. As lead pastor of National Community Church (NCC) in Washington, D.C., his God-sized dreams have resulted in a vast ministry reaching thousands.

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Can seminaries prepare students for the real world?

Is the purpose of the seminary to train theologians or practitioners?

For the last 50 years, theologians, pastors and congregations have been debating this very question. Indeed, higher education at-large is questioning the relationship between theoretical knowledge and practical experience. Is the purpose of education to help the student to think critically or to function practically?

To be effective, a seminary has to do both.

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Climate change: a better way to deal with bullying

Schools are understandably concerned about bullying. It can create a corrosive school environment, disrupt learning and have a long-term effect on everyone involved. Recent research shows that schools can help reduce the rate of bullying if they put students in a safe, connected environment that teaches them how to manage conflict and stand up for what’s right.

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Who has time for online continuing education? (Surprise! It’s not who you think.)

By Shawn Hussey, Ph.D. “WHO HAS TIME FOR THIS?” It’s the frequent cry of anyone considering furthering his or her education. Today, there’s little doubt we’re being asked to do more and more with less and less time. Many of us operate in a state of perpetual time poverty, which makes fitting in a 45-minute […]

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Regent University’s Pastoral Leadership Institute — Featuring Bishop T.D. Jakes

Continuing education options Q: One of the session topics within the “Leadership and the Business of Church Administration” tract is “Leadership v. Management.” What are the key differences between church leadership and church management? Cenac: Leadership involves casting a vision for the church and ministry leaders to follow in fulfilling the Great Commission. This might […]

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Considering online education?

3 students share their experiences — and what you can expect.

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All things being equal …

Online education is worth considering for pastors and other church staff

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Virtually known

For church executives who are considering continuing education, the value of relationships can’t be overestimated — not only between them and those to whom they minster, but also with their educators. And herein lies the biggest question many potential students have about an online study model: Can it truly be as personal as in-class coursework? […]

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Learning by heart

More and more church leaders are discovering how (surprisingly) personal online education can be.

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The Master of Divinity degree: past, present and future

The year was 1975. The Master of Divinity (MDiv) choices I had were one-size-fits-all, with only the “big three” main Christian education, preaching and evangelism options. All were offered on campus, and only during the day.

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