Over the past year, We have announced various developments in our evolving editorial team approach (an approach we’ve found unusually effective). The senior editors have given consistently significant help. And the CT Institute has been given clear leadership in the teamwork of executive director Terry Muck and institute dean Kenneth Kantzer. (The institute’s January section on trends was one of six planned for this year).

Now you will notice on this issue’s masthead that we have continued this team approach by appointing Terry and George Brushaber as executive editors. George, from his role as president of Bethel College and Seminary, will interact with Terry, who will carry the hands-on responsibility. Both will work in close concert with the senior editors. Terry will coordinate the work of the magazine and institute as well as continue to give broad directional guidance to LEADERSHIP journal.

To achieve all this, Terry can count on two strong editors to ably carry day-to-day responsibility for CHRISTIANITY TODAY and LEADERSHIP. Harold Smith will continue his role as CT managing editor, directing a very capable staff; and Marshall Shelley has just been appointed managing editor of LEADERSHIP and has already built a fine team of editors.

I am personally very pleased with this somewhat unorthodox but effective means of blending the varied strengths of many into the production of effectual publications for church leaders. From these three related but unique entities—CHRISTIANITY TODAY, the CT Institute, and LEADERSHIP journal—come magazines, books, and other publications that require a careful mixture of individual distinctiveness and blending. Each can strengthen the other, but each must fulfill its own unique purpose.

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