The dean of Vanderbilt Divinity School rejects the notion that the church is dying and sees the job of the divinity school as preparing students financially, spiritually and professionally to lead in a church that is changing.
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The pledge seemed clear when he took office: Guard the faith, seek the unity and exercise the discipline of the whole church. But what does that mean today? asks a UMC bishop.
Revelation's peculiar city reminds us that however fleeting institutions might be, they are important, serving God's cosmic vision for reconciliation. A young aspiring Christian leader finds hope for institutions in an unexpected place.
For successful institutions, a founding vision becomes what each generation does with what it inherited, says a Campbell University professor. It is like flowing springs that require the care of successive generations of keepers.
You’re more likely to capture the attention of key stakeholders if you draw attention to your institution’s vitality through well-chosen details and an acknowledgement that you don’t know how the story ends.
Being a leader sometimes means feeling unsure of the path, says the leader of Thistle Farms and the Magdalene community, two Christian institutions that are helping women recover from prostitution.
Serendipity is one of the dialects the Spirit speaks every now and then.