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Posted February 3, 2003

Something all Priests should look into


Lilly Endowment, Inc.
Religion Division
2801 North Meridian Street
P.O. Box 88068
Indianapolis, IN 46208

Phone: 317/916-7302

National Clergy Renewal Program

At the center of the congregation is the pastor. Spiritual guide, scholar, counselor, preacher, administrator, confidant, teacher, pastoral visitor, and friend, a pastor has a privileged position and performs many roles. In season and out, a pastor is called upon to lead communities to the life-giving waters of God.

The National Clergy Renewal Program, offered by Lilly Endowment Inc., is intended to strengthen Christian congregations by providing an opportunity for pastors to step away briefly from the demands of daily parish life and to engage in a period of renewal and reflection. The Endowment will provide as many as 100 grants of up to $45,000 each directly to congregations for support of a renewal program for their pastor.

Applications are now being accepted. Applications must be postmarked by July 18, 2003, and the award announcement will be made by December 2003.