The Presbyterian Foundation received a grant from the Lilly Endowment Inc. to help pastoral leaders with their professional financial challenges. The Foundation believes it is important to resource pastoral leaders and the congregations that they serve in the areas of church financial literacy, leadership and management to promote vitality and excellence in ministry. Many pastoral leaders were not taught and equipped through their seminary education for their financial leadership and managerial duties within their congregation/ministry.
There are continuing education opportunities for pastors to build and enhance their competency in congregational finances, but many pastoral leaders would benefit from a coaching relationship to help them navigate church finances and congregational generosity. The Foundation is establishing a national coaching network to help to address the challenges faced by pastoral leaders. Therefore, the goal of this coaching program is to develop pastoral leaders who have a solid foundation in church financial literacy and appropriate skills in leadership and management so that their ministries flourish and their congregations create a culture that forms generous disciples who join in Christ’s mission in their neighborhoods, communities and the world.
Please read the statement of work below. If you feel called to apply, please fill out and return the application below.