Educational Leadership: The Bishop as Teacher

The College for Bishops Leadership Institute was established to provide educational resources for new bishops as well as trending informational resources for all bishops. Educational Leadership: The Bishop as Teacher focuses on specific resources related to teaching: 

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Trends in Educational Technology

10 Common Grant Writing Mistakes

In our hypercompetitive funding climate, it’s critical that you can write clear, cohesive, compelling grant proposals. With so much at stake, it’s a shame to watch a proposal rejected for something that could have been avoided with a little work upfront.  This article from The Chronicle for Higher Education offers a list of the 10 most common errors in grant writing.


Kyle Matthew Oliver: You already have everything you need to be a digital media minister

Digital media ministry can be a bit intimidating at first but the good news is that digital media ministries are, first and foremost, ministries. Both lay and ordained church leaders have already been called to live out and take on Christian acts of hospitality and proclamation, formation and service, fellowship and solidarity.  To learn to minister online, the challenge is to align existing ministry instincts with the new environment.  You already have everything you need to be an effective digital media minister—except maybe some practice.


Common Questions Google Analytics Can Answer

What do people want from a church website?  Google analytics is a great place to start finding answers to questions like: Are the right people visiting the website?  Do they feel welcome?  Is social media worth the effort?  What is the top content on your website?  This article from “Church Marketing Sucks” gives a brief introduction.


The Internet gives even small congregations the ability to offer vibrant adult education and formation programs.  Chris Yaw, founder of the online learning website Church Next, talks about online group learning as a means of congregational renewal.  See also this sample from Church Next featuring Bishop Michael Curry:


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