THE INSTITUTE FOR YOUTH MINISTRY

The Log College Project Application

About the Log College Project:

Princeton Theological Seminary’s Institute for Youth Ministry has received a 1.2 million dollar grant from the Lilly Endowment, Inc. to partner with congregations across the USA on designing new forms of youth ministry. Fifty (50) Congregations will be chosen to receive interactive curriculum designed to kick-start the development process for a new form of youth ministry. Twelve (12) congregations will be chosen to receive a $15,000 grant, invitation-only participation in an on-campus Design Lab event, digital/tactile curriculum, a Research Fellow to track your growth, and a community of innovators who will support you in your ministry.

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Who Should Apply?

Ministry leaders who work with young people may apply (Associate/Youth Pastors, Youth Directors, Senior Pastors/Head of Staff). Volunteers who run the youth ministry at smaller churches may apply. Be advised that we may request a letter of endorsement from a Senior Pastor/Head of Staff or church governing body for applications filled out by a volunteer.

Application Process:

The application process includes two phases. Phase one includes filling out the application below, which will require some research of your congregation, and take you roughly 45 minutes to fill out. The (extended!) application deadline is May 6th. Fifty (50) applicants/churches will be chosen to receive an interactive and intergenerational “Community Blueprint Project” by May 11th. These fifty (50) churches will be part of our Community of Engagement for the duration of our grant research.

Phase two includes the fifty (50) churches returning their Blueprint deliverables by June 15th. We will then notify the twelve (12) churches chosen from among the fifty (50) to participate in the Community of Practice by August 1st, 2018. Selected churches will return a one-time registration fee of $350 to claim their spot in the Log College Project. Each of the twelve (12) churches will appoint a Design Fellow (Youth Ministry Leader) to lead their team. Design Fellows will return a one-time travel fee of $250. No additional fees will be incurred for the duration of the project.

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