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Clasped Hands

The Ministerial Excellence Fund

The MEF provides matching grants for Nazarene pastors who complete the COMPASS Journey and/or COMPASS Quest programs.
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Funding for the MEF

Lilly Endowment Inc.
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Lilly Endowment Inc. awarded the Church of the Nazarene an initial grant to establish the MEF, in 2016.

Local Churches
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The local churches of COMPASS participants provide a one-time grant to assist him or her with debt reduction or retirement savings.

Individual Donors
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Individuals donate to the MEF to provide life-giving assistance to pastors through the long-term sustainability of the matching grants.