Receive. Reflect. Respond. Repeat.

We’ve got growing to do!

Receive. Reflect. Respond. Repeat.                Four simple words, but in them we find a pattern for growth and a template for development. For vitality and flourishing, the circle… Read more »


A Successful Student Takes a Village

by Rev. Nathan Huguley, Student Success Advisor As the student success advisor to all of the diploma and masters-level students in our English programs, I spend a lot of time thinking about… Read more »


Central Awards Student Grants

One Result of Central’s Participation in the Economic Challenges Facing Future Ministries Initiative Sponsored by the Lilly Endowment, Inc.     Since 2014 Central has been a grantee and participant in the… Read more »


Learning to Live Life as a Generous Giver

  A Reflection from Dr. John Park, Des Peres Assistant Professor of Congregational Health and Director of the DMin Program From Nov. 4 through 7, 2019, I attended the Executive Certificate in… Read more »


Executive Certificate in Religious Fundraising at Central Seminary

Save the date, and register here today! Central Seminary is pleased to host the Executive Certificate in Religious Fundraising April 27-30, 2020. If you are a pastor, nonprofit leader, fund developer, or simply… Read more »


To Be Fully Alive

“The glory of God is the human person fully alive.” ― Irenaeus of Lyons To be fully alive is to flourish. At dictionary.com flourish is defined as follows: Flourish[flur-ish, fluhr-ish] verb (used without object)… Read more »


What We Know About Clergy Financial Challenges

As part of the ongoing work of the Money & Ministry Program funded by the Lilly Endowment, Central sent a team of six leaders to the Lilly Endowment’s First Fruits Gathering on January… Read more »


Planning for 2019 and Beyond

Many of our students serve congregations while in seminary. One of their great challenges is learning to advocate for fair compensation and to understand all the details of clergy taxes. In financial… Read more »


Stewardship is Always in Season

Our calendars proclaim a new season, and here in the American Midwest creation has joined the chorus. Temperatures and humidity have dropped to much more comfortable levels, and the air is crisp… Read more »


ABC Clergy Discover Courage Is Primary for Financial Leadership

By Rev. Dr. Angela Barker Jackson What financial tools and practices prepare ministers for thriving? This was the primary question for my recently completed Faith, Finances, and Flourishing research project that sprang from a… Read more »


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