Have no doubt about it: being the Church is hard work! Church leaders need time to refresh and reflect. We’ve consolidated the following sabbabatical and renewal resources to help.

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Reflective Leadership Grant

Sponsoring Institution: Leadership Education at Duke Divinity School
Amount: up to $15,000
Target community: pastors, lay leaders, Christian institutional leaders at a pivot point in their ministry
Deadline: July 14, 2019 at 11:59PM EDT

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Pastoral Study Project

Sponsoring Institution: Louisville Institute
Amount: up to $15,000
Target Community: pastors, lay leaders, scholars
Deadline: September 1, 2019
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National Clergy Renewal Program

Sponsoring Institution: Christian Theological Seminary
Amount: up to $50,000 to the congregation directly
Target Community: congregational clergy
Deadline: TBD
New Request for Proposals will be posted in November 2019.
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EXECUTIVE CERTIFICATE IN RELIGIOUS FUNDRAISING & CULTIVATING GENEROUS CONGREGATIONS

Sponsoring Institution: Indiana University Lake Institute on Faith & Giving
Cost: course fee varies
Target Community: congregational clergy, Christian Institutional Leaders
Deadline: rolling, depends on location
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Foundations of Christian Leadership Grant

Sponsoring Institution: Leadership Education at Duke Divinity School
Amount: up to $3,500
Target community: pastors, lay leaders, Christian institutional leaders in the first 3-5 years of a new position
Deadline: August 23, 2019 for the San Antonio Cohort (2019-2020)

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Collegeville Institute Fellows

Sponsoring Institution: Collegeville Institute
Amount: up to $2,500 to support residency
Target community: pastors, lay leaders, Christian institutional leaders looking for time to write
Deadline: Nov 1, 2019
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Grants and Fellowships for Christian Vocations

Sponsoring Institution: The Forum for Theological Exploration
Amount: varies
Target community: clergy, congregational leaders who nurture young adults, Christian institutional leaders, clergy colleague groups
Deadline: varies

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Vital Worship Grants

Sponsoring Institution: Calvin Institute on Christian Worship
Amount: $5-15,000
Target community: clergy, scholars, congregations
Deadline: October 1, 2019 for scholars grant/ January 10, 2020 for congregations grant

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BROOKSIDE/TRINITY MINISTRY FOR PASTORAL RESPITE

Sponsoring Institution: Silver Bay YMCA
Amount: room and board for clergy groups and clergy family
Target community: clergy colleague groups and clergy families
Deadline: rolling. Available from Labor Day to early June

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