Center for Congregational Resources at Samford University

Birmingham, AL. (205) 726-4064


This organization helps clergy and congregations understand their challenges and possibilities through offering educational events and grants for clergy renewal and study.


assistance in strategic thinking, resources, educational events, grants, one-day events

Recommended Audience

Clergy and lay leaders


Varies per service

Practical Applications

  • Find grants for clergy renewal and study, such as the Study Leave Program that provides competitive matching grants of up to $6000.
  • Find "niche" renewal opportunities such as one-day events for women who are solo or senior clergy.

About the Contributor

Marie Fleming

Marie Fleming was a contract resource consultant for the Center for Congregations. Her consulting practice includes congregation-based Permaculture Design and equipping congregations for creation care.

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