View a recording of the online open forum that invited discussion from executive and academic leaders of ATS schools about the impact and theological work needed to address the consistent killings of Black people.
|Read member schools' responses to the killing of George Floyd.|
|In response to COVID-19, the ATS office will be closed through August 15. Staff will be working remotely during this time and can still be reached via email. Read more.|
2020 ATS/COA Biennial Meeting | June 24–25 | online via Zoom
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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.
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.
View a recording of the webinar that brought leading Black theologians and partners together to explore the impact and theological work needed to address the consistent killings of Black people.
Read ATS Executive Director Frank Yamada's statement on recent events.
The ATS Board of Directors approved the immediate implementation of a grant that will focus on supporting member schools through the COVID-19 pandemic.
ATS launched a new online site to help prepare members for the meeting.
ATS conducted a brief survey of CEOs and CAOs from member schools to learn more.
An academic dean and two registrars from member schools lead a panel discussion on how their seminaries are making decisions about commencement in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.
ATS Executive Director Frank M. Yamada shares an update on how the Association is moving forward.
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.
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.
By invitation; While this on-site gathering will not occur, new and creative programming will combine this event and a fall ATS Women in Leadership conference...