Questions We Answer

We know that you grapple with many difficult questions as a Christian leader. We want to help. Complex concerns about ministry can’t be fully addressed here, of course, but we provide a starting point for engaging the deep issues. If you don’t find what you are looking for, please see if our partners can help or contact us.

Institutions

Why are organizations beyond the local congregation needed to sustain vital Christian community and ministry?

Thriving communities that are signs of God’s reign, to which all of our work points, need institutions because institutions allow practices to flourish. Our call is, therefore, not to malign institutions or allow them to languish; rather we are called to serve and improve them and start new ones so they can be bearers of tradition, laboratories for learning and incubators of leadership. This is a core belief of Leadership Education at Duke Divinity.

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  • Training and Learning Opportunities

    We design educational services, develop intellectual resources, and facilitate networks of institutions.
  • Faith & Leadership

    Faith & Leadership

    Faith & Leadership is the online magazine of Leadership Education that aims to strengthen your practice of Christian leadership by offering you a new language and way of thinking about your work and your institution.

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  • Living Like They Believe

    Living Like They Believe

    Ordinary Christians ponder how God is transforming their struggles and calling them into new life. Explore their vocations, daily lives and redemption stories through small group lesson plans.

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  • Executive Certificate in Religious Fundraising

    Executive Certificate in Religious Fundraising

    What's the best way to raise money? This training program supports faith-based organizations and people of faith who wish to gain expertise in fundraising principles and practices.

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