Application Deadline Approaching for Excellence in Ministry
For the sixth year, Pension Fund is accepting applications from across U.S. and Canada for the Excellence in Ministry program. This program, funded in part by our generous donors and the Lilly Endowment, strengthens the ministry of our most outstanding early-career pastors by providing them training in financial literacy and a grant to reduce financial stress.
Program participants will receive a grant of $10,000 which can be used to pay down educational debt, start an emergency fund, or save for retirement. The financial literacy education is provided by Pension Fund and financial partners like USA Today financial contributor Pete the Planner®.
To be eligible to apply, pastors should be:
- Serving in a paid position in congregational ministry (does not need to be a senior pastor); and
- In their first five years since ordination or commissioning; and
- Credentialed Disciples of Christ with standing in the region (ordained or commissioned); and
- Available to attend the online learning event (with your spouse, if applicable) on August 5-7, 2021.
For more information and application materials, visit www.pensionfund.org/EIM. The deadline to apply is April 30.