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The Lilly Endowment National Clergy Renewal Program at Christian Theological Seminary will provide grants of up to $50,000 each directly to congregations for the support of a renewal program for their pastor. The costs associated with family members who accompany a pastor may be included in the amount requested for the pastor. Up to $15,000 of the grant may be used to help the congregation fulfill pastoral duties during the pastor’s absence and/or to support activities that enable the congregation as a whole to be renewed in its ministry.
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2021 Events: Mark Your Calendars!


Anti-Racism Workshop

The Center for Faith and Imagination will also hold an online anti-racism workshop February 22, 23, & 24, 2021 from 9:00am – 10:30am (Central). More information about this event will be shared soon, so come see us again! Or email


Who we are

The Center for Faith and Imagination is a Lilly Endowment-funded department at Memphis Theological Seminary. We serve the Mid-South region.


What we do

CFI supports seminarians, graduates, pastors, and faith leaders of all denominations with resources and opportunities to thrive in ministry. 


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The Center for Faith and Imagination provides sustenance for the journey