The Central/Southern Illinois Synod encourages ministers to live whole and healthy lives. To this end, the synod offers a variety of grants for renewal and wellness. Applications for these grants will be received beginning June 6, 2022.
Who is eligible? Please check your eligibility status below to find out more about the grants available to you. Eligibility is also dependent upon these two reports on file in the synod office: Congregational Statistical Reports (Form A and C) and a minister’s Annual Report to the Bishop. Grants may be combined.
- ■ Pastors and deacons serving under call or appointment
- ▲ Pastors and deacons on leave from call
- ● Synod-authorized ministers currently serving under consecutive authorization agreements for more than twelve months
- ◆ Paid, non-rostered staff members who serve in a congregation or in the synod office within the C/SIS and who have Portico/ELCA health insurance
Clergy Renewal (Sabbatical) Leave (■): This grant has two components: up to $1,000 to the person as support for the person’s clergy renewal or sabbatical activities and up to $1,000 to the congregation or synodical office to assist with providing for ministry during the person on leave’s absence.
Stewarding Our Health (■▲●◆): Allow up to $200 (reimbursement) for activities related to any aspect of the Wholeness Wheel.
Renewal Retreat for Ministers (■●): Offers up to $500 (reimbursement) for ministers to renew themselves and their ministry in a retreat environment.
Grant funds are limited. Applications will be considered in the order in which they are submitted. These grants are made possible through Portico’s past practice of providing wellness dollars to synods.