Apply for a Clergy Renewal Grant – Many rostered leaders can only dream of a once-in-a-lifetime sabbatical – walking El Camino … a months-long retreat to Holden Village or the Isle of Iona. Others just dream of ANY kind of time away to help them gain perspective on ministry, but money is the problem. The Lilly Endowment’s Clergy Renewal Program offers grants of up to $50,000 for leaders to get away, pray, meditate, study and reflect on their ministry. The grant funds pay sabbatical expenses and also help cover the cost of someone to serve the congregation while you’re away!  A number of leaders in our synod have received them. Why not you? The deadline is April 11, which gives plenty of time for you to prepare the kind of in-depth,  thoughtful application Lilly is looking for.