That is our desire for every clergy person serving the Christian Church in Indiana. Yet financial challenges often limit our ability to do so. A generous grant from the Lilly Endowment has charged us with alleviating some of the economic challenges that clergy and congregations face. Financial Relief Grants help pastors address debt including debt from their seminary education and medical debt, prepare for retirement, or ready themselves for their children’s education expenses. Compensation Support Grants assist congregations in growing their ability to provide fair salaries, offer housing or insurance coverage, and provide retirement benefits.
Thirty-six grants have been awarded as a part of this program and grantees are completing the required Financial Literacy and Peer Cohort Groups to qualify to receive the funds. Meanwhile, the Christian Church in Indiana continues to fund raise to meet the matching funds required by the grant from Lilly Endowment.
To learn more about the FLOURISH! Project and support this ministry, click below.View The Lilly Grant
Registration is now open for the May 2018 Financial Literacy Academy. To learn more and to register, click below.View Financial Literacy Academy