The work of Re-forming Ministry is funded by a major grant from the Lilly Endowment Inc. — an Indianapolis-based, private philanthropic foundation created in 1937 by three members of the Lilly family.
The Lilly Endowment’s religion grantmaking currently focuses on major, interlocking efforts aimed at enhancing and sustaining the quality of ministry in American congregations and parishes by supporting programs and projects that address four broad questions:
- How do we identify, recruit and call forth a new generation of talented Christian pastors?
- How do we best prepare and train new ministers for effective and faithful pastoral leadership?
- How do we improve the skills and sustain the excellence of pastors currently serving congregations?
- What are basic questions about the current state of the practice of ministry that we need to answer to improve the quality of ministry?
Find out more about the Lilly Endowment Inc.
These individuals and institutions have provided financial and in-kind support for the Re-forming Ministry Program.
Crossroads Presbyterian Church - Stone Mountain, Ga.
First Presbyterian Church of Glen Ellyn, Glen Ellyn, Ill.
First Presbyterian Church, Colorado Springs, Colo.
Davidson College, Davidson, N.C.
Western Theological Seminary, Holland, Mich.
The Office of Theology and Worship
Synod of the Trinity