The application for 2024 synod sabbatical grants is now open. The Synod Leader Grant Team will receive applications from November 1 through December 22. All applicants must currently be under call to a congregation or specialized ministry within the Southeastern MN Synod. Please note: as relates to sabbatical grants, specific sabbatical plans, and guidelines should be created by leaders and congregation councils working in collaboration. Dollars granted by the Synod Leader Grant Team may be directed toward pulpit supply coverage for the congregation in the leader's absence and/or specific aspirations of the leader that will occur during the sabbatical. Due to limited funds, the committee is not able to guarantee a particular dollar amount for each applicant; the final determination of grant amounts will take place after all applications have been received. Grants will be announced by January 10.