Resources for Pastors

WDC GRANTS AND SCHOLARSHIPS:

Continuing Education Grant

Seminary Scholarship

Lilly Endowment Clergy Renewal Program

  • Christian Theological Seminary in Indianapolis administers the Lilly Endowment Clergy Renewal Programs, which grant money to congregations to provide sabbatical leaves to their pastors.
  • Guidelines & Application

Sabbatical Scholarship

  • Sabbatical scholarships assist credentialed persons in minimizing their financial burden in pursuing sabbaticals that are refreshing and enriching.
  • Sabbatical scholarships are available to persons with active ministerial credentials held by Western District Conference.
  • Credentialed persons may apply for up to $500.
  • Application Directions

SPIRITUAL RETREATS:

Camp Mennoscah (http://campmennoscah.org/), Murdock, KS, offers space for spiritual retreats for pastors and those working for Christian-based ministries.  Retreats must be scheduled with camp staff in advance and are available as the camp schedule allows.  Lodging is as available.  No meals, bedding, or toiletries are provided.  All areas used must be cleaned before departure; not all buildings may be open for use.  These are meant to be personal (single person) retreats.  No charge for one overnight; donations accepted.

While we will do our best to accommodate you, please note:
–Other groups may be at camp during your stay.
–Camp staff will be around but will not necessarily be available at all times.
–This is not intended to be a family or group activity.  Please contact CM about exceptions.
–Spiritual retreat spaces may not be available at all times of the year.
–Camp Mennoscah has the right to change the guidelines and requirements without warning.

Other WDC Spiritual Directors & Retreat options

WDC ACCOUNTABILITY FOR ACTIVE CREDENTIALED PERSONS:

WDC 2017 Accountability Plan (instructions and online form)

Code of Sexual Ethics for Ministers form

EDUCATION EXPECTATIONS FOR WDC PASTORS

Education Expectations for Pastors serving in Western District Conference

SEXUAL MISCONDUCT RESOURCES:

Mennonite Church USA – Ministerial Sexual Misconduct Policy and Procedure

CONGREGATION/PASTOR PACKETS:

Mennonite Church USA Congregation/Pastor Packets:

  • Pastor-Congregation Relations
  • Pastor-Congregation Evaluation
  • Women in Ministry
  • Sexual Misconduct
  • Cultivating a Culture of Call
  • Bivocational Pastors
  • Ministry Transitions – Candidate Version
  • Ministry Transitions – Search Committee Version
  • Ministerial Credentialing

MISCELLANEOUS:

Pastor Salary Guidelines

Pastor’s Housing Allowance Information

MC USA/MC Canada – Ministerial Credentialing, Competencies and Education

Mentor/Mentee Resources:

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