Grants & Scholarships


WDC Hope Fund

  • Western District Conference has established a Hope Fund to support congregations and ministers in direct response to the impact of natural disasters and other emergencies.

Continuing Education Grant

Leadership Transformation Grant (Kansas Leadership Center)

Seminary Scholarship

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


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

Grants from Leadership Education at Duke Divinity

Grants from Louisville Institute