Foundations of Christian Leadership

Foundations of Christian Leadership is a learning community that aims to help leaders cultivate the kinds of practices that are essential for transformative leadership within vibrant Christian institutions and congregations.

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Thriving in Ministry

Thriving in Ministry is a grant initiative of Lilly Endowment Inc. to support organizations that offer programs to help clergy thrive as pastoral leaders.

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Thriving Congregations

Thriving Congregations is a national initiative of Lilly Endowment Inc. to help congregations strengthen their ministries so they can better help people deepen their relationships with God, enhance their connections with each other, and contribute to the flourishing of their communities and the world.

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Participant Grants

Participants in Foundations of Christian Leadership have the opportunity to apply for a $3,500 Innovation Grant that goes to their institution for an innovation that the participant leads. This grant empowers the participant to put learning into action to serve the mission of the organization.

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Traditioned Innovation Awards

Each year, four institutions are awarded $10,000 for responding to challenge by holding the future and past in tension, acting creatively while remaining true to traditions of the institution and our faith.

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Reflective Leadership Grants

In 2018 and 2019, the Reflective Leadership Grants offered Christian leaders up to $15,000 to fund “balcony time” to reflect on accomplishments, broaden perspectives and discern next steps.

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Leadership Development Grants

In 2016 and 2017, the Leadership Development Grants program offered Christian institutions up to $50,000 to nurture the leadership of staff and partners in ministry in a yearlong project.

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Capacity Building Grants

Capacity Building Grants offer funds to Christian institutions that are part of African-American, Asian-American, or Hispanic/Latino/a communities to improve or develop organizational capacities as they serve pastors and congregations.

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Faith & Leadership

Faith & Leadership is the online magazine of Leadership Education that aims to strengthen your practice of Christian leadership by offering you a new language and way of thinking about your work and your institution. We publish new educational content every two weeks, as well as offering a daily news digest that draws on interdisciplinary resources around the web.

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Living Like They Believe

Ordinary Christians ponder how God is transforming their struggles and calling them into new life. Explore their vocations, daily lives and redemption stories through small group lesson plans that include films, Scripture study and practices.

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Can These Bones

This Faith & Leadership podcast asks a fresh set of questions about leadership and the future of the church. The Rev. Bill Lamar and the Rev. Laura Everett talk with people of faith inside and outside the church -- conversations that breathe life into leaders struggling in their own valley of dry bones.

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Questions We Answer

We know that you grapple with many difficult questions as a Christian leader. We want to help. Complex concerns about ministry can’t be fully addressed here, of course, but we provide a starting point for engaging the deep issues.

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