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Nov 27, 2018

Amy Kardash, President of the In Trust Center for Theological Schools, explains how the center’s objective is to strengthen theological schools by connecting their leaders to essential resources for mission vitality. She introduces us to the organization’s many offerings, including Trust Magazine, a quarterly periodical for board members, administrators, faculty, and other stakeholders who care about theological education.

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FULL TRANSCRIPT

00:02     When women come together there's nothing we cannot do. Welcome to the WellSprings Journal podcast where you will hear from women who have been called by God into lives to speak grace and compassion, that share pain and anger, and that dance life's joys and laughter. Inspiration to call forth your creative spirit await. Listen now.

00:35     In Trust Center for Theological Schools by Amy Kardash, President. Our mission is to strengthen theological schools by connecting their leaders to essential resources for mission vitality. Our institutional values are excellence, service, and trust. The In Trust Center for Theological Schools is a membership organization for seminaries and other institutions of higher education that prepare students for Christian ministry, service, and scholarship. Founded in 1988 and incorporated as a nonprofit organization in 1995, the In Trust Center connects leaders to resources through our resource consulting program, through various educational initiatives, and through both online and print publications.

01:20     The In Trust Center is committed to the ongoing renewal of theological schools in the United States and Canada by helping institutional leaders focus on their school's opportunities and challenges. The center is best known for In Trust Magazine, a quarterly periodical for board members, administrators, faculty, and other stakeholders who care about theological education, which offers broad insights into the landscape of theological education and the field's most pressing current issues. The In Trust Center's resource consulting services connect members to external resources that can best serve their unique needs. Resources, which can originate either within or outside the field of theological education, include expert consultants in organizations, peer institutions and leaders, financial help, online materials, books, and periodicals including In Trust Magazine.

02:12     The In Trust Center also offers webinars that provide opportunities for leaders to hear from and connect with experts on strategic topics including fund raising, presidential evaluation, partnerships, strategic planning, institutional conflict, and others. In addition to the quarterly In Trust Magazine, the center publishes a monthly e-newsletter and regular blog posts. The website at www.intrust.org offers online resources and the full text archive of the magazine. Interested in learning more about the work of the In Trust Center for Theological Schools? Contact us at www.intrust.org or resources@intrust.org.

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