Leadership Grants and Initiatives

Click each title for more information about each UCBMA program and how to apply.

Next Generation Leadership Initiative
Next Generation Leadership Initiative (NGLI) equips, energizes, and empowers younger United Church of Christ local church pastors to build vibrant congregations that change lives and further God’s mission in the world. Each participant engages in a 6-year program that includes core curriculum, individualized continuing education, General Synod visits, learning field trips, and a peer group for support and networking.

Annuitant Visitor Program
The Annuitant Visitor Program (AVP) seeks to provide an annual visit to over 6,000 retired clergy and their spouses/partners in the United Church of Christ. Through these visits Annuitant Visitors serve as ambassadors for the Pension Boards’ benefits, communicate appreciation for a lifetime of dedicated service, and offer collegial support.

New Church Start Benefit Support Grants
Grants are given to assist new church start pastors with the cost of health and dental premiums or annuity payments. The initiative is in cooperation with UCC Local Church Ministries and Conferences.