Timothy Circle receives grant from General Board of Higher Education and Ministry

The Institute for Discipleship was recently awarded a Young Clergy Initiative (YCI) grant from the United Methodist General Board of Higher Education & Ministry (GBHEM). The Institute will use this grant to hire several part-time staff members to expand the reach of the Timothy Circle.  These staff members will each have a focus area and will make connections with mentors, young people, churches, and ministry organizations across regional and denominational boundaries. Read more about YCI grants and this year's recipients.continue reading →

Institute for Discipleship awarded $500K Lilly Endowment grant

Grant helps fund new Wesleyan summer leadership summit Winfield, Kan., Jan. 11, 2016 — The Richard and Julia Wilke Institute for Discipleship at Southwestern College has received a grant of more than a half million dollars to establish an annual youth leadership summit. The $506,403 grant is part of Lilly Endowment Inc.’s High School Youth Theology Institutes initiative, which seeks to encourage young people to explore theological traditions, ask questions about the moral dimensions of contemporary issues, and examine how their faith calls them to lives of service. The grant will fund a full-time…continue reading →