Hartford Seminary gets $999,790 grant
HARTFORD — Hartford Seminary has received a grant of $999,790 to help establish the program, “Thriving in Poor Soil: Creating a Pastoral Innovation Network of New England Clergy.”
The funding is part of Lilly Endowment Inc.’s Thriving in Ministry, which is providing nearly $70 million in grants.
Hartford Seminary’s program is designed to build a network of creative and entrepreneurial clergy nominated from across the region.
The grant will bring them together for regular gatherings, mentoring sessions and virtual communications. The first group will meet for two-and-a-half years, and then mentor the second group. The goal is to develop an ongoing initiative that will foster and sustain clergy innovation and creativity and develop mentors for other regional clergy.