Resources - The State of Clergy Formation

10 Essential Skills the Next Generation of Religious Leaders Will Need

An article describing why tomorrow’s religious leaders will need to be entrepreneurial and communicate in new ways, available on the Insights into Religion website.

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Disruption and Leadership Development in Mainline Protestantism

An article from┬áDuke University’s Faith & Leadership website describes how clergy leadership development will benefit from experiments in disruptive innovation.

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First Call Theological Education Survey

A 2002 study of rostered church leaders in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) researched the effectiveness of clergy formation.

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The Association of Theological Schools

The “In the News” section of the Association of Theological Schools (ATS) website links to online articles about current trends in theological education, from a variety of media sources.

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Do We Still Need Seminaries?

The PARSE blog, by two editors of Leadership Journal, raises the question of the necessity of a seminary education and gets a interesting range of responses in the “Comments” section.

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Challenges Faced by Seminaries Today

This article on the Inside Higher Ed website explores the challenges faced by those who work to provide future clergy with a seminary education.

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5 Things I Wish I’d Learned in Seminary

A variety of bloggers share their personal lists of clergy formation missing pieces, on the website of The Presbyterian Outlook magazine.

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10 Things Seminary Never Taught Me

Personal reflections from H.B. London Jr., vice president of Ministry Outreach/Pastoral Ministries for Focus on the Family.

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What They Didn’t Teach You In Seminary

Dr. James Emery White of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary discusses the ways in which a seminary education does not prepare clergy for ministry in a congregation.

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