Financial Assistance

Your Organization:  CREST is designed to develop personal and organizational leadership with the expectation that CREST students will apply the learning to their organization. Therefore, we anticipate that each ‘sending’ organization will seriously consider financial commitment to help underwrite your participation. We would be pleased to provide promotional materials for your organization’s leadership.

Continuing Education Budgets:  If applicable, consider applying your annual Professional Development budget allocation toward your leadership development expenses.

Your Board Team:  Another key potential investor in your CREST experience could be individual board members. Consider inviting individual board members to join you in supporting your leadership development, or better yet, take the CREST program with you.

Others:  Many ministry leaders find their churches, denominations, ministry organizations, family and friends to be excellent sources of support.   People who believe in you are most likely to support you.

Personal Loan:  Consider taking out a personal loan as an investment in your future.

Private Grants and Scholarships:  Private Christian foundations offer financial assistance to offset leadership education costs. Reference books and aids can be found in most libraries or you may write to the specific foundations to request application information.

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