Thriving in Ministry Initiative 2018 An Opportunity from the Lilly EndowmentMarch 5, 2018 By Collegeville Institute Leave a Comment The Lilly Endowment is launching the Thriving in Ministry Initiative 2018 competitive grant program, which is open to any charitable organization in the United States committed to the support of pastoral leaders in congregations. Charitable organizations are invited to submit proposals for up to $1 million that may be used for up to a five-year period to develop new or strengthen existing programs that help pastors build relationships with experienced clergy who can serve as role models and exemplars and guide them through key leadership challenges at critical moments in their ministerial careers. While the Endowment is interested in supporting a variety of approaches, it is especially interested in supporting efforts that: attend to key professional transitions in a pastor’s career and/or focus on challenges posed by particular ministry contexts and settings. Information about this initiative and the request for proposals can be found on the Endowment’s website. The Endowment announced the initiative through a news release in mid-January. Deadlines: Interest Forms Postmarked by April 6, 2018 Proposals Postmarked by June 1, 2018 Please direct questions to firstname.lastname@example.org. Like this post? Subscribe to have new posts sent to you by email the same day they are posted.