The Arlington District has set aside some special leadership funding that we have available in order to facilitate the use of Spiritual Directors by our clergy. In uncertain and challenging times, we feel that helping clergy receive the benefits of spiritual direction might be valuable to their ongoing leadership.
Why are you offering us these grants?
In looking at how to come alongside the local church and its clergy, especially after General Conference 2019, we heard that a part of the difficulty of this season is a lack of spiritual direction. We believe this grant project might be of assistance in finding the right kind of individualized help for our clergy. This is just one component of our work to help – we have other ideas of how to help, such as continuing work on Clergy Peer Learning Groups, worshipping as clergy together, and continuing to bring the best training and programs we can to help come alongside the local churches and help them become what God is calling them toward.
What kind of grant funds are available?
We will pay ½ of the invoices of an approved Spiritual Director, up to a cap of $1000.00 per clergyperson. The funding will be on a first come, first served basis, and the grant fund has $30,000 available at this time for this purpose.
How long will the grant funding run?
The Spiritual Director Grant Fund will run for as long as this funding is available. If there are outside donations that extend the amount of funding, we will continue to offer to the Arlington clergy as long as those funds last as well.
How do I receive these grants?
- Pick a qualified Spiritual Director from the lists provided by the District, or provide proof of licensing of a Spiritual Director of your choice.
Resources for choosing a Spiritual Director:
or: you may contact Rev. Brian Hardesty-Crouch (214) 587-1810 for assistance in finding a Spiritual Director.
- Fill out a grant qualification application. Decisions about the grants should come within 30 days of receipt by the District. (Use the Apply button below!
Apply for a Spiritual Director Grant
We are excited to offer Spiritual Director Grants to Arlington District Clergy. To apply for a Spiritual Director Grant, please use the Apply Button.
How do I receive my reimbursement?
- See your SD, and pay him or her.
- Fill out the Reimbursement Form using the Reimbursement Form button below.
- Then upload proof of payment using the Upload Documentation button below.
You must also upload documentation (a receipt from your Spiritual Director) using the “Upload Documentation” button.
When will reimbursements be distributed?
We will process Spiritual Director Grant reimbursements on a monthly basis. Each month, all completed Reimbursement Forms submitted with matching supporting documentation by the 15th of the month will be processed. Reimbursements will be sent out by the 30th.