Developed during his 20 years with ATS, Chris Meinzer’s five-phase approach is designed to complement the strategic planning process of a member school and help the school consider important issues of stewardship around mission & money.
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.
The ATS membership welcomes schools in the Christian and Jewish faiths and includes 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.
An outline of the basic facts about the cost of theological education, the financial implications for students, and what schools are doing to address the problem. Powerpoint version available upon request.
Learn more about the purpose and progress in this once-in-a-generation process for a comprehensive redevelopment of the ATS Commission Standards and Procedures.
Learn more about the work so far on this game-changing project and the findings from its research.
By invitation; Designed to provide time for networking, reflecting, and strategic thinking, the goals of the institute are (1) to further advance the professional...
By registration; ATS will be hosting a special forum that will combine the work of the ATS Financial Officers group and the Economic Challenges Facing Future...
By registration; ATS will be hosting a special forum that will combine the work of the Economic Challenges Facing Future Ministers (ECFFM) Initiative and the ATS...