Sustaining Pastoral Excellence

We ask a lot of our ministerial leaders. 

The Evangelical Covenant Church is pleased to be able to partner with the local church in helping resource our pastors in fulfilling their call. It takes a denominational-wide effort to support those who help lead our churches in kingdom endeavors. Pastoral excellence involves holistic Christ-centered development, lifelong vocational and Biblical formation, and regular occasions of renewal and re-visioning that sustain a healthy enduring ministry.

Sustaining Pastoral Excellence grants are available to Covenant pastors, missionaries, and chaplains who satisfy the eligibility requirements and follow the application process. We encourage you to read the requirements and process information before submitting an application.

Qualified ministers may apply for a grant in three areas.


Focuses on the internal formation
of the pastor, specifically through
the ministry of spiritual direction.

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Focuses on growth in the core
pastoral arts of teaching,
preaching, leading, and caring.

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Emphasizes renewal opportunities
through personal retreats or the Covenant’s
re-visioning retreats.

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