Clergy Renewal Program for Indiana Congregations

2018 Indiana Informational Meeting – The 2018 Lilly Endowment Clergy Renewal Program for Indiana Congregations informational meeting will be at Christian Theological Seminary on October 24, 2017, from 1:30–3:30 pm in Shelton Auditorium. 

Application materials (the “Request for Proposals” or “RFP” document) for the 2018 Lilly Endowment Clergy Renewal Programs are available below and include a full description of program guidelines and eligibility. Applicants may apply using the print application (the "Request for Proposals" or "RFP" document that may be downloaded as a PDF) or the online application system. The deadline to apply is April 13, 2018. Congregations will be notified as to whether their proposals are to be funded or not in late August 2018. Activities funded by a 2018 grant in the clergy renewal programs may begin anytime in 2019. 

Request for Proposals (RFP)

The “Request for Proposals” document outlines eligibility requirements as well as the process for submitting a proposal.

• Request for Proposals for the Lilly Endowment Clergy Renewal Program for Indiana Congregations
• Fillable Paper Application Pages from the Request for Proposals for the Lilly Endowment Clergy Renewal Program for Indiana Congregations. Please note: download this form and save it to your computer first before entering your information.

To Apply Using the Online Application System

• Click here to log in to the online system

* NOTE: that this system is best accessed using a desktop or laptop computer and one of the following browsers: Microsoft® Internet Explorer® versions 9, 10, and 11, Apple® Safari® versions 5.x, 6.x, and 7.x on Mac OS X, and recent stable versions of Mozilla® Firefox® and Google Chrome™.

* NOTE: This system may be logged into and out of while for multiple sessions while preparing an application. However only ONE (1) user at a time should log into a congregation’s application and only ONE (1) internet browser tab or browser window at a time should be open.

* NOTE: It is best to prepare and edit application content in a word processing document saved on your computer. You may then cut and paste content into the online application system.

* NOTE: It is best to save your work often and to log out of the system between working sessions.

Additional Information

The following documents contain helpful information, tips and examples for preparing proposals for submission to this program. Anyone choosing to prepare and submit a proposal in this program should access and download this information by clicking on the links below.

What makes a high-quality proposal?
• Grace notes
• Frequently asked questions