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New “Continuing Education” eBook examines seminary training, Bibles/Bible software, online education, the M.Div. and more

In this insightful new eBook, various academic authors examine the continuing education landscape available to church executives, including: seminary training — more important than ever; the best Bibles and Bible software programs; the prevalence of online education for pastors; do you really need an M.Div. to pastor?; and the case for formal continuing education.

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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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After initial skepticism, online theological education growing

By Jeff Brumley Chris Wondree is a full-time seminary student and a student ministry intern at a Virginia church, all of which means he’s busy. Fortunately, Wondree said, the internet helps alleviate the stress of running back and forth between Second Baptist Church and Baptist Theological Seminary in Richmond. “Online courses make it possible to […]

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Despite ‘huge’ hesitancy, seminaries branch out in online degrees

RELIGION NEWS SERVICE (RNS)  — Theological education has increasingly left brick-and-mortar schools and headed back to congregations and family homes as more seminarians study online. “The old move — uproot your family, get a new job, move to the seminary — that model isn’t working for so many people today,” said Ronald Hawkins, vice provost […]

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Graduate education empowers pastors

Knowledge gained boosts confidence, creativity and ability to think strategically.

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Earn a degree while working full-time

University ensures its programs align with high-demand, high-growth industries.

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