What's Your Religious Education
...a LREDA Grant!
**We are not currently accepting applications.**
a generous grant from the
Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Shelter Rock! This funding is for
congregations that are committed to reaching fair compensation guidelines for
religious educators as described in "To Sustain the Living Tradition".
Funds from these grants are aimed at congregations with a religious educator
working half-time or more, to cover compensation packages including salary,
benefits, and professional expenses.
Too often in our congregations,
religious education becomes the "fourth priority" at budget time
when only the top three budget priorities receive full funding. By providing
this grant, the Shelter Rock congregation is encouraging and leading the way
for other congregations to realize our prophetic visions for lifespan religious
education and for greater support for excellence in religious education
leaders and programs.
GOALS OF THE GRANT
Helping congregations to raise
the salaries, benefits, and professional expenses of religious educators
working half-time or more to the levels proposed in "To Sustain the
Living Tradition" will, we believe, lead to:
greater job satisfaction and longer tenure in the
increased stability and depth in lifespan religious
better educated, more experienced religious educators
through continuing education
and participation in professional meetings and conferences
greater congregational satisfaction with and respect
for the religious education professional
creation of models for good compensation and benefits
changes in norms and standards of congregations and
Each congregation will need to
meet the following criteria to be eligible for this grant:
Completion of a written covenant between congregation and
Minimum employment at half-time or six units per week
without expectation of additional volunteer hours
Presentation of congregational budget with plans to reach
within three years fair compensation in salary, benefits, and professional
expense provisions within the guidelines published in "To Sustain the
Living Tradition" and to sustain it thereafter.
Paid membership in LREDA for the religious educator.
Evidence of support by the congregation for Anti-Racism & Welcoming Congregation
Receipt of positive written recommendation from district
Evidence of fair share congregation status in the UUA Annual
Evidence of full payment of district dues
This is a summary of criteria,
please see the information offered below, in order to apply
APPLICATIONS & DEADLINES
We are not currently accepting
Please do not contact the
Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Shelter Rock.
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