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$1 Million Grant Helps Rural Clergy to Thrive and Flourish

$1 Million Grant Helps Rural Clergy to Thrive and Flourish

Campbell University has received a grant of $995,627 to help establish the Fellowship for Clergy in Rural and Underserved Areas.

It is part of Lilly Endowment Inc.’s Thriving in Ministry, an initiative that supports a variety of religious organizations across the nation as they create or strengthen programs that help pastors build relationships with experienced clergy who can serve as mentors and guide them through key leadership challenges in congregational ministry.  

Baptist Health Foundation of San Antonio awarded a $1 million grant

Baptist Health Foundation of San Antonio awarded a $1 million grant

The Baptist Health Foundation of San Antonio awarded a $1 million grant to the Baptist General Convention of Texas to fund health initiatives for South Texas churches and their ministers.

Over five years, the grant will be used for three initiatives—a “pastor to pastors” staff position to develop deeper interpersonal relationships with area pastors; a financial relief fund to offer financial aid to alleviate stress and anxiety for pastors; and church health conferences and retreats, designed to strengthen awareness and knowledge around holistic health services and practices.

Seminary Growth Sets New Records

Seminary Growth Sets New Records

When the Association of Theological Schools released a report on enrollment trends over the last five years, the headline was a bit surprising. The report, Seminaries set six enrollment records,” described growth trends, including a record number of professional master’s degree students.

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Ministers Without Master’s Degrees a Growing Trend

Until 1997, the PC(USA) had always mandated post-baccalaureate education for clergy, but the denomination found itself having to adapt to changing conditions. So, in 1997 church leaders created the “commissioned... read more >

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Strategies to Improve Hispanic/Latino Church Leadership

Today, 17 percent of the U.S. population is Hispanic and more than 2 million Hispanic/Latino students are enrolled in U.S. colleges. To serve the religious needs of the Hispanic population,... read more >

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More Schools Offer Online Seminary Education

When Church of God-affiliated Anderson School of Theology, located in Indiana, explored the possibility of starting a campus in Florida, it conducted a survey of prospective students and discovered that... read more >

Lilly Endowment Recipients Combine Forces in New Affiliation

Lilly Endowment Recipients Combine Forces in New Affiliation

Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary, the Indianapolis Center for Congregations and Christian Theological Seminary recently announced a new affiliation. This relationship will benefit the constituents of all three institutions, who will gain increased access to knowledge about congregations as well as other opportunities to support the congregations they serve.

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What is the Evangelical Lutheran Church?

The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America was formed in 1988, when the Lutheran Church in America, The Association of Evangelical Lutheran Churches and the American Lutheran Church merged. Combined, the... read more >

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Re-examination and Renaissance: Lilly-sponsored Studies at the Turn of the Century

Paul J. Dovre, past president of Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota, explores key markers or characteristics of 20th century religious higher education.

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Theological Education via Plato's Allegory of the Cave

In the books and articles on the aims and purposes of theological education, William Carl, president of Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, finds administrators, professors, trustees, pastors and educational specialists all feeling their way toward some elusive but edifying truth about what Ed Farley calls Theologia.

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$1 Million Grant Helps Rural Clergy to Thrive and Flourish

Campbell University has received a grant of $995,627 to help establish the Fellowship for Clergy in Rural and...

Sermon Resources by Carl Dudley

 The Christian Ministry magazineThe Layperson's-eye View--January/February 1999The Common Touch--November/December...

Lilly Endowment Grant Supports Episcopal Church

The Episcopal Church has an important partner as it responds to shifts in the religious landscape. In 2018, the Lilly...

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