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Bethany Fellows program provides crucial support for young clergy

For Rev. Kim Gage Ryan, Director of Bethany Fellows, the more ministry has changed over the last two decades, the more the program’s work matters. Bethany Fellows was founded 19 years ago, through Transition in Ministry grants from the Lilly Endowment, and administered through Higher Education and Leadership Ministries (HELM), to address the unique challenges […]

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Bethany Project's Collins, Jewell, Hamm and Allen
Original Bethany Project group celebrates 20th year

by former General Minister and President Dick Hamm In 1997, the Church was seeking ways to help the church develop “deep Christian spirituality”, which became a part of the 2020 Vision. I thought the best place to start might be with regional ministers who are called to be models for ministers, so 16 regional ministers […]

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Posted on August 23, 2017
Filed under: General, Office of the General Minister and President, People, Regions
Pension Fund awarded Lilly Grant to research clergy financial literacy, economic stress

Lilly Endowment has awarded a $50,000 planning grant to Pension Fund of the Christian Church in order to study the financial knowledge and economic stresses facing pastors. The results of the planning process could lead to an implementation grant request of up to $1 million to support programs that enhance financial skills for effective leadership, […]

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Posted on February 16, 2015
Filed under: Congregations, General, General Ministries