Continuing Education Grants provide financial assistance for pastors who attend qualifying continuing education events. These grants are available annually through the Ministerial Education Fund on a “use it or lose it basis.”
Current grants for clergy appointed to full-time active service provide up to the lesser of $500 or 75% of the cost of attending an event.
Current grants for clergy appointed to part-time active service provide up to the lesser of $250 or 75% of the cost of attending an event.
Applications need to be received in the Conference Office at least two weeks prior to the event. Checks will be processed upon receipt of the application.
The Book of Discipline of the United Methodist Church requires all pastors serving under appointment to complete continuing education (CE). In the Indiana Conference, the Professional Development Committee, a sub-group of the Conference Board of Ordained Ministry, has been established to provide continuing educational guidelines for pastors (BOD ¶634.2n). Minimum continuing education units required per “continuing education year” (June 1 to May 31) have been established for all persons serving under appointment in the Indiana Conference and are listed below. One contact hour of Continuing Education is equal to .1 Continuing Education Unit (CEU).
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