2019 Convening

Thriving in Ministry is a grant initiative of Lilly Endowment Inc. to support organizations that offer programs to help clergy thrive as pastoral leaders. The 2019 Thriving in Ministry Convening invites project directors and their colleagues from these organizations into a community of learning grounded in the central commitments of the Thriving in Ministry Initiative, namely the theological frames for thriving in ministry and the latest findings from the Flourishing in Ministry research initiative at the University of Notre Dame. Participants will have the opportunity to collect resources, insights and conversation partners around their core challenges in program implementation.

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Monday, Feb. 11 - Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019


The Alexander Hotel
333 Delaware St.
Indianapolis, IN 46204






Hotel accommodations will be made for participants at The Alexander hotel from Monday, Feb. 11, through Wednesday, Feb. 13. We ask that participants make flight arrangements by Jan. 15, 2019, through AAA Travel in Raleigh, N.C. Contact them at 1.800.765.6223.


Meals will be provided, beginning with dinner Monday evening and concluding with lunch Wednesday. Please let us know in your registration form of any dietary restrictions or special accommodations you may require.


February 11 - 13, 2019

Monday, February 11

2 - 4 p.m.Check-in
4:00 p.m.Welcome and opening plenary
6:00 p.m.Dinner

Tuesday, February 12

8:30 a.m.Morning prayer
9:00 a.m.Morning plenary
11:00 a.m.Small groups
12:00 p.m.Lunch
1:30 p.m.Afternoon plenary
3:30 p.m.Afternoon workshop
6:30 p.m.Reception and dinner

Wednesday, February 13

8:30 a.m.Morning prayer
9:00 a.m.Small groups
10:30 a.m.Closing plenary
12:00 p.m.Lunch

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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