Sabbatical Leave

The Lilly Endowment National Clergy Renewal Program awards grants to support an extended time of Sabbath rest and renewal for the pastor and his or her family, and to support their congregations in renewal activities as well. More than 1,000 congregations from all over the United States have been awarded grants of up to $45,000. This program is open to Christian congregations that are served by a pastor having a Master of Divinity degree from an accredited Association of Theological Schools seminary. For more information or an application please visit The Lilly Endowment Website.