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The Lilly Endowment Clergy Renewal Programs at Christian Theological Seminary provide funds to congregations to support renewal leaves for their pastors. Congregations may apply for grants of to $50,000 to underwrite a renewal program for their pastor and for the pastor’s family, with up to $15,000 of those funds available to the congregation to help cover costs for ministerial supply while the pastor is away. There is no cost to the congregations or the pastors to apply; the grants represent the Endowment’s continued investment in renewing the health and vitality of American Christian congregations.

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writing effective pifs tutorial

This new resource provides insight on how to write well-written PIFs.  It also answers many FAQs about call and fit, matching and who can use the system. 

new matching feature

CLC has updated the system to include authorization to refer names for Advanced Search Matching. Call Seekers must update their PIF Part I indicating whether they would like to participate in this new feature. Advanced Searches are local searches requested by presbytery staff for temporary positions such as Interim, Supply and other temporary pastor positions not listed on the CLC Opportunity Search. Advanced Searches match for persons that meet the position type, experience level, salary requirements and geographical choice of the calling organizations.

Church Leadership Connection (CLC) is the Internet-based matching and referral system of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). A system of login IDs and passwords helps guarantee security and confidentiality within CLC.