Young Clergy Initiative Dream Team Makes Plan for Grant Requests

Funds from the $7 million Young Clergy Initiative will be used to support innovative projects of all sizes that could create “seismic change” by attracting young people to pulpits in The United Methodist Church. And prayer will be a big part of the process for anyone who gets the funds.

The Dream Team, a group of 12 young clergy, campus ministers, pastors, youth ministers, annual conference and seminary staff with expertise in various areas relating to discernment and young clergy issues, met in Nashville, Tenn., Sept. 5-6. They mapped out a timeline, priorities for the grants, and funding category recommendations.