Lilly Foundation Grants Leading to More Ministers 1


The Chronicle of Higher Ed has an article about the effectiveness of the Lilly Endowment’s efforts to encourage top students to go into ministry.

So the endowment invited colleges to compete for grants to be used for three related purposes: to help students explore the relationship between faith and work, to encourage talented students to consider entering Christian ministry, and to prepare the faculty and staff members to help students think about work in new ways.

Between 2000 and 2007, the group gave a total of $176.2-million to 88 church-related colleges.

“This has been a Herculean effort to get seminary and theological education back on the screen of college students,” says Barbara G. Wheeler, who directs the center at Auburn.

Has anyone benefited reading this blog benefited from these funds?

This article, “More Top Students Answer the Ministry’s Call”
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  • Rev. Maggie Melanson

    I recently heard that the Lilly Endowments provide access to funding for people who are new to ministry, e.g. within their first five years of ordination. Is this true? Where can I get more information? Thank you.