Clergy Support

Develop Leaders

Sustaining Pastoral Excellence (SPE)


SPE offers both learning cohort opportunities and individual and group grants for spiritual and vocational development. For general information, go to https://covchurch.org/vocational-ministry/spe/, or contact the Manager of Ministry Services, at spe@covchurch.org.




Financial Coaching


For assistance with debt consolidation and counseling as well as individual and congregational financial planning and associated grants, go to Financial Leadership at http://financialleadership.covchurch.org/




Midwinter Conference Scholarships


Available to credentialed pastors who have served at least one year and who have met all elements of good standing, the application can be found on the Midwinter Conference registration site. Questions should be directed to Develop Leaders 773-583-3211.




Ministers Care and Crisis Fund


This fund provides short-term financial assistance for credentialed clergy in crisis situations. To discuss needs in confidence, contact the Director of Pastoral Care at 773-442-6584.




Catastrope Assistance


DL also partners with Financial Leadership in a matching grant program to assist credentialed clergy facing a once-in-a-lifetime acute disaster. Contact the Director of Pastoral care at 773-442-6584 for a confidential consult.




Counseling Consults / Referrals


DL can assist in finding therapeutic resources in your geographic area. For guidance on seeking a mental health professional or a short list of potential providers, contact the Director of Pastoral Care at 773-442-6584.




Freedom from Harrassment / Abuse


If you have experience harassment or abuse in your ministry context, your first call should be to your Superintendent’s office. DL is also available for consultation, advocacy and possible intervention. Contact the Director of Pastoral Care at 773-442-6584.





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ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

Develop Leaders

Sustaining Pastoral Excellence (SPE)


SPE offers both learning cohort opportunities and individual and group grants for spiritual and vocational development. For general information, go to https://covchurch.org/vocational-ministry/spe/, or contact the Manager of Ministry Services, at spe@covchurch.org.




Financial Coaching


For assistance with debt consolidation and counseling as well as individual and congregational financial planning and associated grants, go to Financial Leadership at http://financialleadership.covchurch.org/




Midwinter Conference Scholarships


Available to credentialed pastors who have served at least one year and who have met all elements of good standing, the application can be found on the Midwinter Conference registration site. Questions should be directed to Develop Leaders 773-583-3211.




Ministers Care and Crisis Fund


This fund provides short-term financial assistance for credentialed clergy in crisis situations. To discuss needs in confidence, contact the Director of Pastoral Care at 773-442-6584.




Catastrope Assistance


DL also partners with Financial Leadership in a matching grant program to assist credentialed clergy facing a once-in-a-lifetime acute disaster. Contact the Director of Pastoral care at 773-442-6584 for a confidential consult.




Counseling Consults / Referrals


DL can assist in finding therapeutic resources in your geographic area. For guidance on seeking a mental health professional or a short list of potential providers, contact the Director of Pastoral Care at 773-442-6584.




Freedom from Harrassment / Abuse


If you have experience harassment or abuse in your ministry context, your first call should be to your Superintendent’s office. DL is also available for consultation, advocacy and possible intervention. Contact the Director of Pastoral Care at 773-442-6584.





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