Lilly National Initiative to Address Economic Challenges Facing Pastors

The Board of Benefits Services (BOBS) of the Reformed Church in America believes that financial burdens carried by pastors are barriers to effective ministry. If we can change this in a positive way, both pastors and congregations will flourish.   We are proud to relaunch the Ministerial Excellence Fund. Through a generous grant from the Lilly Foundation and a matching gift from BOBS, over the next year, we plan to give away over $300,000 to pastors to relieve and eliminate personal debt.   With your help we can do even more! The Lilly grant allows for additional grants to pastors of up $250,000 more if we can provide matching funds. Your donation will be doubled by the Lilly grant, and will help pastors throughout the Reformed Church in America flourish in ministry.

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