Continuing education Archives - Church Executive


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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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WEB-EXCLUSIVE: Do you really need a Master of Divinity to pastor?

Statistics from groups such as the Association of Theological Schools reveal that the Master of Divinity degree

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Does your pastor need a doctorate?

By Mark Wingfield ASSOCIATED BAPTIST PRESS — Churches should value the importance of an educated clergy, but church leadership also should be educated about what the various degrees represent and the value of experience blended with education. Hearing a story about yet another medium-sized church in a small town where a personnel committee desired above […]

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Many ministers saddled with seminary debt

By Robert Dilday ASSOCIATED BAPTIST PRESS — When Congress overwhelmingly approved a measure last month to relieve spiraling student debt, churches probably didn’t realize the problem hits closer to home than expected — many pastors are leaving seminary and divinity school with tens of thousands of dollars in loans. “It’s becoming a huge issue,” said […]

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