• Adventures in innovative ministry

    8 competencies and support structures that bi-vocational ministers need

  • Managing in the middle

    Managing in the middle . . . or what do Revelation 21.1–6a and Augustine of Hippo have to do with long-range planning?

    Administrators in theological education often find themselves in the middle. But in the middle of what?

  • Lori Neff LaRue

    Lori Neff LaRue to leave ATS for the Board of Pensions of the Presbyterian Church

    A search is underway for her successor.

  • in God we trust

    "If we have data, let's look at data. If all we have are our opinions, let's go with mine."

    Accreditor Tom Tanner explains why paying attention to data matters in a membership organization.

  • Midpoint reflections on the Educational Models project: peer groups share 10 themes

    The themes reflect common values and realities that may inform the next revision of the accrediting standards.

  • How 2016 graduates are faring

    Highlights from the Graduating Student Questionnaire provide important feedback about educational experiences, personal formation, and vocational goals.

  • ATS Research Advisory Committee begins to chart agenda

    If ATS had endless time, resources, and power, what should it study, and why?

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This site is designed to provide resources for all those interested in theological education--faculty, administrators, students, and the public.

The Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada (ATS) is a membership organization of more than 270 graduate schools that conduct postbaccalaureate professional and academic degree programs to educate persons for the practice of ministry and for teaching and research in the theological disciplines. The Commission on Accrediting of ATS accredits the schools and approves the degree programs they offer.

In addition, ATS Programs and Services offers educational events and other resources designed to assist member schools with identification of  best practices, development of peer networks, production of research, and exploration of data. See upcoming event offerings below or search under the Resources tab above.

ATS membership is open to schools in the Christian and Jewish faiths. The current membership represents the full range of Christian denominations, including schools in mainline and evangelical Protestant and Roman Catholic and Orthodox traditions, as well as multidenominational and nondenominational schools. Schools representing other faiths and other organizations interested in theological education may become Affiliates of ATS.

Witness the diversity of our member schools at worship . . .

~ with special thanks to Cynthia Clawson for her vocal talents ~

Upcoming Events

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Jan 18

No registration necessary. This free webinar will present highlights from the fall 2016 Entering Student Questionnaire (ESQ) Total School Profile and trends from... READ MORE

Jan 21 to Jan 22
San Antonio, TX
Jan 22 to Jan 25

By registration; Open to all ATS presidents, this annual intensive will focus on timely issues related to the role of the president and on building skills for... READ MORE

San Antonio, TX