Leading Financial Sustainability in Theological Institutions
The African Perspective
Imprint: Pickwick Publications
"This bold and comprehensive work takes an unflinching look at a core issue plaguing African theological institutions--financial sustainability! Emmanuel Bellon's experience and expertise help the reader navigate the complexities of institutional functioning in relation to financial wholeness. Institutions, both in Africa and in other contexts, will find his thorough examination from both a biblical and management perspective refreshing and eye-opening. This is a mandatory read for institutional leaders!"
--Paul Cornelius, Regional Secretary--India, Asia Theological Association
"Bellon is a veteran of the sometimes thankless task of theological leadership in today's Africa, where the burgeoning growth of Christian churches would seem to render theological education an easy task, but never does. Bellon drives home the reality that achieving financial sustainability in the continent's seminaries and theological colleges is no mere economic challenge. Rather, it requires deep theological undergirding, lifelong growth in leadership skills beyond the classroom, broad collaborative instincts, and a measure of outright daring."
--David A. Baer, Director, Theological Education Initiative; Professor of Old Testament, Fundacion Universitaria Seminario Biblico de Colombia
"Bellon as a missiologist and educator brings together the historical, administrative, and strategic conversations on the role of theological education in Africa and beyond. A sobering analysis of the situation is followed by an astute prescription for the future. We need to learn these lessons!"
--Doug McConnell, Professor of Leadership and Intercultural Studies, Fuller Theological Seminary