In our recent webinar on Developing a Meaningful Sabbatical, Professor Doug Hardy interviewed three pastors in regards to their experiences within their context pertaining to sabbaticals. Check out the additional resources they offer below.


Rev. Daron Brown authored an article reflecting on his sabbatical - Embracing the Unproductive

Pastor Rob Kazee's offered his Sabbatical Application from 2014 - Sabbatical Application  

Lilly Endowment Clergy Renewal Program

In the 2017 Lilly Endowment National Clergy Renewal Program and the 2017 Lilly Endowment Clergy Renewal Program for Indiana Congregations, eligible congregations will be able to apply for grants of up to $50,000 each to support a renewal program for their pastor. Up to $15,000 of the grant may be used for congregational expenses associated with the renewal program. Activities funded by a grant in the 2017 programs may begin anytime in 2018.

Application materials (the “Request for Proposals” document) for the 2017 Lilly Endowment Clergy Renewal Programs include a full description of program guidelines and eligibility. Applicants may apply using either the print application or the online application system. The deadline to apply is April 21, 2017.

Details and application materials for the 2017 programs are now available.