Application for Continuing Education and Spiritual Growth (“Renewal”) Leave

For an approved continuing education and spiritual growth "renewal" leave, clergy may also apply for a MEF grant up to $100 per week for a maximum of four weeks to each of their appointed church(es) for pulpit supply or the most important need of the church community. A copy of this approved application must accompany the grant request for pulpit supply.

A clergy member’s Continuing Education and Spiritual Growth Program should include leaves of at least one week each year and at least one month during one year of every quadrennium. Such leaves shall not be considered as part of the ministers’ vacations. These leaves are sometimes called “renewal leaves.”

Additional Support during a Continuing Education and Spiritual Growth Leave: For an approved Continuing Education and Spiritual Growth (“Renewal”) Leave, clergy may also apply for a MEF grant up to $100 per week for a maximum of four weeks to each of their appointed church(es) for pulpit supply or the most important need of the church community. A copy of this approved application must accompany the grant request for pulpit supply.

Discipline Paragraph 351.2  A clergy member’s Continuing Education and Spiritual Growth Program should include such leaves at least one week each year and at least one month during one year of every quadrennium. Such leaves shall not be considered as part of the ministers’ vacations and shall be planned in consultation with their charges or other agencies to which they are appointed as well as the bishop, district superintendent, and annual conference continuing education committee.

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Minnesota Annual Conference District
Describe your plans for educational and spiritual growth during this leave
Please prepare a supplementary statement of how this Leave will be of value to your ministry and how it will support your goals.
You can also attach the supplementary statement here

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Requested date(s) of Leave
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