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Lilly Grant—Eligible Networks

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An RCA Lilly grant-eligible coached revitalizing network is:

  • Marked by covenantal accountability, collegial support, and transformational learning.
  • Led by an approved, accountable, and coached network coach/facilitator.
  • Composed of pastors who have a personal calling statement or who commit to develop one, whose consistories commit to engage in the revitalization process along with the pastor, and who communicate their joint commitments to the congregation
  • Committed to coaching of the pastors by the network facilitator or another coach, and of the facilitator by an RCA-identified lead coach.
  • Responsible for meeting 40 to 50 hours per year as a network.
  • Faithful to a time-limited but renewable network covenant.


Pastors who are members of a coached revitalizing networks, along with their consistories, will focus on:

  • Developing and sustaining pastoral excellence.
  • Equipping and empowering congregational leadership.
  • Enhancing congregational health, faithfulness, and fruitfulness.
  • Prayerfully pursuing ongoing revitalization.
  • Following Christ in mission in a lost and broken world so loved by God.


As members of a network, pastors will:

·Clarify their personal mission

·Grow in the knowledge and skills needed to serve their congregations as transformational leaders.

·Lead their congregations through appropriate evaluation processes.

·Equip and empower their congregational leaders to help their congregations become more externally focused and missional in their corporate life.


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