Acadia Divinity College (ADC) has been awarded nearly $50,000 USD through the Association of Theological Schools (ATS) and the Pathways for Tomorrow: Canadian Schools Planning and Assessment Grants Initiative. Sponsored by the Lilly Endowment, the Pathways for Tomorrow Initiative assists theological schools to “strengthen and sustain their capacities to prepare and support pastoral leaders for Christian churches”.
The world is changing rapidly and in order to thrive, theological schools like Acadia Divinity College must envision alternative futures for education and Christian ministry. The Pathways for Tomorrow grant provides ADC with the funding to explore a strategic vision for the future of theological education, and prepare the path forward to equip leaders for that emerging reality. This research will inform and encourage innovation in achieving the ADC mission to offer theological education that prepares men and women to be effective church leaders for today, and tomorrow.
In response to this award, ADC President, Dr. Anna Robbins, said, “We are excited to embark on the research to identify opportunities that will make a lifetime difference to the way we equip pastors for ministry, and the way that our family of churches also meets the leadership challenges, both of the present moment and into the future. We are grateful to the Lilly Endowment for their initiative and support, and to ATS for facilitating the awards for Canadian schools.”
About the Lilly Endowment
The Lilly Endowment is a private philanthropic foundation based in Indianapolis. The Endowment was created in 1937 by members of the Lilly family to support organizations and efforts in community development, education and religion.
About the Association of Theological Schools
The Association of Theological Schools promotes the improvement and theological schools and provides programs, services and research to support the work of member graduate schools of theology.