Early Career Initiative

Click here to apply for the 2020 Resource Generation Fellowship.

The application deadline is Wednesday, April 1, 2020, at 5:00 p.m. EST.

Guidelines for the 2020 Resource Generation Fellowship are available for download here.

Wabash College supports the coordination of the Early Career Pastoral Leadership Development Initiative of Lilly Endowment Inc by convening representatives, coordinating site-visits and sharing resources with fifteen other grant recipients.

These colleges, universities and seminaries have been awarded grants to establish Pastoral Leadership Programs for talented younger pastors within their geographic locations. A yearly gathering brings together leaders and participants to share ideas and seek best practice in their newly formed and ongoing Early Career Pastoral Programs.

Click here to view information for each of the sixteen Early Career Pastoral Leadership Development programs funded by the Lilly Endowment.

Click here to view a map of the 16 host institutions across the country.

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My own engagement in the local community has shifted substantially during my participation in the WPLP. My children know their way around city hall as they’ve been dragged to a wide variety of Human Rights Commission, City Council, etc. meetings.  I’ve made phone calls and sent notes of encouragement to the Police Chief, Mayor, etc, which would never have happened before.  I’ve said to my congregation again and again –the WPLP has put me in the presence of so many folks I don’t naturally feel the “right” to interact with, and it’s emboldened me!

Erica Gibson Even, Valparaiso, Indiana

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