Foundations of Christian Leadership

Foundations of Christian Leadership is open to people who have been in a leadership position in a Christian institution for fewer than five years; lay people who have been called to serve on a congregational staff and are seeking to apply their outside experience to a church; and associate pastors who are members of multi-staff congregations.


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.


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.

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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