End of an Era

Travis Scholl, managing editor of theological publications at Concordia Seminary - St. Louis, recently reflected on what some view as signs that we are at or nearing the end of an era.  More specifically, he mentioned two recent news stories: (1) Alban Institute's decision to shut its doors and (2) the Unitarian Universalist Association's decision to sell its historic headquarters atop Beacon Hill in Boston. Scholl places these changes in their appropriate historical context: as we come down Read More …

Review of Inside the Large Congregation

Meet the Author Susan Beaumont is an ordained American Baptist minister who has spent the last 25 years educating and empowering congregational and corporate leaders.  After serving as an Area Minister in the American Baptist Churches and managing her own consulting practice, she joined the Alban Institute in 2005 as a senior consultant specializing in large congregations.  She is the co-author of When Moses Meets Aaron: Staffing and Supervision in Large Congregations (2007) and the author Read More …