The Thriving in Ministry Coordination Program
about thriving in ministry
We are building a learning community.
Funded by Lilly Endowment Inc., Thriving in Ministry awarded 129 grants to colleges, seminaries, denominations, congregations, and other non-profits to support pastors and the congregations they serve. These organizations serve pastors in a wide array of denominational and ecumenical contexts, geographic settings and regions, racial and cultural backgrounds, and contextual or transitional challenges.
Leadership Education at Duke Divinity serves as the coordination program for this initiative, providing resources and support to these projects, curating learning opportunities for project staff, and sharing the wisdom gleaned from the work with others who care about pastors. This learning community is cultivated through an annual meeting, regular online educational opportunities, site visits and resource collection. This initiative was featured in the Lilly Endowment Inc. 2018 Annual Report.
Leadership Education aims to create lasting change by strengthening the ecology of Christian institutions that enable U.S. congregations and pastors to flourish. We do this through designing educational services, developing intellectual resources and facilitating networks of institutions. We publish Faith & Leadership, a free online learning resource.
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