Pastors often live lives of public isolation. But Sustaining Pastoral Excellence peer groups point to the need for pastors to find and rediscover the joy of community, a new survey finds.
Janet L. Maykus, M.Div., is principal of The College of Pastoral Leaders, a Sustaining Pastoral Excellence program, and director of Christian Leadership Education at Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary in Austin, Texas.
The Sabbatical Grant for Researchers (SGR) offers grants up to $40,000 to support academic sabbatical leave for projects about Christian faith and life, the practice of ministry, religious trends and movements, Christian and other faith-based institutions and religion and social issues. Louisville Institute is especially interested in projects that demonstrate a desire to bridge the North American church and academy.
SGR is most often used to supplement an existing semester sabbatical with a second term or semester. Typical applicants are fully employed in accredited academic institutions and are eligible for a full year leave from teaching and administrative responsibilities. Grants awarded in the 2024 cycle will fund sabbaticals taking place during the 2024-2025 academic year or during the 2025 calendar year.
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