Sustaining Pastoral Excellence (SPE): Financial Leadership
Empowered by Lilly
About financial leadership
The Evangelical Covenant Church (ECC) has received a $1,000,000 grant from the Lilly Endowment to address the financial and economic struggles that can affect pastors’ ability to lead congregations effectively.
The Financial Leadership initiative is committed to help sow seeds for ministerial excellence by 1) providing assistance for credentialed Covenant ministers to overcome long-term financial distress; and 2) equipping and empowering Covenant clergy to continue to grow in their ability to nurture environments for generosity and mission impact.
This initiative is a cooperative venture between ECC Finance, Develop Leaders, National Covenant Properties, and Covenant Trust Company
Financial Leadership provides opportunities for personal financial development.
Ministry Excellence Fund
The Ministry Excellence Fund (MEF) provides aid to help alleviate some types of financial distress for ministers. The two main areas for help are in instances of catastrophes and for consumer aid.