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S3 Program Offers Funding for Pastors’ Group Projects


Decatur, GA.—Pastors of all denominations are invited to submit applications for group projects to be funded by Columbia Theological Seminary’s S3 program. The program is funded by a $1.3 million grant from the Lilly Endowment and offers opportunities for pastors, working in small groups, to develop models for sustaining excellence in the practice of ministry. Applications are due April 20, 2007. For the two-year S3 program, participants receive approximately $1,000 each per year to fund a project that focuses on aspects of Sabbath, study, and service. Each participant also receives up to $300 in need-based aid for travel to the program orientation and subsequent annual meetings, which are held each August. Groups will be notified of acceptance by May 11, 2007. The orientation workshop will take place August 20-24, 2007 For more information and application materials, please visit or contact Sarah Erickson, associate director for Lifelong Learning and S3 Project coordinator, at 404-687-4526 or Columbia Theological Seminary, located in Decatur, Georgia, was established in 1828 and is one of 10 theological institutions of the Presbyterian Church (USA). 

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