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Some skills are time-tested, such as listening and collaborating, but tomorrow’s religious leaders will also need to be entrepreneurial and communicate in new ways.

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Is the mom-and-pop church becoming obsolete? Just as one-stop shopping behemoths such as Walmart and Amazon are fulfilling the retail needs of America’s consumers, larger churches are increasingly meeting the spiritual needs of America’s faithful.

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Seminary Growth Sets New Records

When the Association of Theological Schools released a report on enrollment trends over the last five years, the...

Lilly Endowment Recipients Combine Forces in New Affiliation

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