The Assistance Program of the Board of Pensions provides eligible ministers with a portion of the financial support they need to take a sabbatical. The grant amount is up to $3,000. The number of grants awarded each year is limited.
Detailed below is eligibility and grant amount information for 2021. The Board of Pensions has announced extensive changes to the Assistance Program that support wholeness and broaden eligibility. Read more about these changes, which take effect January 1, 2022.
Through Sabbath Sabbatical Support, the Board of Pensions helps eligible ministers take time away to engage in planned activities for personal and professional renewal.
Sabbath Sabbatical Support grants are provided to approved applicants and intended to supplement the financial support committed to the minister by other contributors, which may include the congregation, the presbytery, and other organizations.
To qualify, you must
*Ministers serving in positions that directly support congregational ministry, such as interim ministers or mid council staff, may also be recommended for a grant by their presbytery.
Up to $3,000. The number of grants awarded each year is limited.
Call the Board at 800-773-7752 (800-PRESPLAN).