Other Early Career Programs

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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The connections I have made with the other participants are priceless. This program not only strengthens and inspires my ministry but it has successfully solved the fundamental problem of loneliness in ministry. I believe the Wabash program creates a totally unique bond between ministers of different denominations and extremely different situations and backgrounds that is almost impossible to find anywhere else. The trust I feel and have with the other participants allows me to have conversations I thought were impossible. Where else would you see a Methodist, a Disciple of Christ, a Church of Christ and an Independent discuss the theology of a building, the role of women in ministry and the purpose of ministry for four hours without anyone getting angry and everyone still being honest?"

Amanda Meade, Jeffersonville, Indiana

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