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Pastoral Leadership and Sabbatical Grant Programs

I wanted to let you know about a number of grants that might be of interest to pastors and academics reading this blog.  Money

The Pastoral Leadership Grant Program "supports research and reflection by pastors and academics on the conditions of contemporary Christian ministry, the nature of contemporary pastoral leadership in light of those conditions, and the character of pastoral excellence."

The grant application deadline is March 1, 2007.  You can find more info at the link above.  There is another General Grant which is similar.  The Louisville Institute has a number of Pastoral Grants and Academic Grants.   

There is also another grant called the FTE Calling Congregations Grants.  This grant is designed "to strengthen the congregation’s capacity to nurture vocation and the call to ministry."  The application deadlines are March 15 and October 15, 2007.

There are two grants for pastors taking a sabbatical.  The first is called the National Clergy Renewal Program.  It "provides an opportunity for pastors to step away briefly from the persistent obligations of daily parish life and to engage in a period of renewal and reflection." The deadline is May 15, 2007.

The other one is called the Sabbatical Grant for Pastoral Leaders (SGPL). Deadline: September 15, 2007.