If the main reason you become a pastor is to promote some cause, then your soul is in danger, and so is the congregation's.
Pastor emeritus, First Church of Christ, Pittsfield, Massachusetts
Richard L. Floyd is Pastor Emeritus of First Church of Christ in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, where he served for 22 years. He blogs at “Retired Pastor Ruminates.”
The Vital Worship, Vital Preaching Grants Program at the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship is designed to foster, strengthen and sustain well-grounded worship in congregations throughout the U.S. and Canada. Two streams of grants are offered: to teacher-scholars and to worshiping communities.
Grant proposal due date options include October 15, 2023, or February 15 or June 15, 2024.Learn More