Apply now to join a select cohort of innovative pastors. Applications are due by May 6, 2019. Upload each requirement in .pdf format. Recommenders must submit their letters by May 20, 2019. Questions about eligibility or the nomination and application processes should be sent to Allison Norton:

Application Requirements

Applications must include the following:

  • Applicant information: Using the online form, provide details about your congregation, ministry experience, and demographic information
  • Curriculum Vitae or resume (no more than 4 pages)
  • Letter of Intent: In 3-4 pages, describe your qualifications, ministry context (opportunities and challenges), and creative approaches. At least half of the letter should describe your most innovative and creative approaches to ministry in your context
  • Letter of Recommendation: When uploading your application requirements, please provide the name, email address, and phone number for your recommender. The recommender should be able to speak specifically to your 1) personal qualities and commitments, 2) leadership style, 3) record of creativity and innovation. Hartford Institute for Religion Research will email recommenders a link to confidentially submit their letters online. Applicants should contact their recommenders in advance to explain procedures and guidelines.