Grants Boost Seminarians' Financial Literacy

January 10, 2013

INDIANAPOLIS (UMNS) — Emory University's Candler School of Theology, Wesley Theology Seminary and Asbury Theological Seminary are among 16 seminaries that have received grants from Lilly Endowment Inc. to examine ways to improve the financial literacy of their students.

Lilly Endowment awarded the grant as part of its Theological School Initiative to Address Economic Challenges Facing Future Ministers, which is designed to assist theology schools in examining financial-literacy issues to improve the economic well-being of future pastors. Candler and Wesley are United Methodist-related seminaries. Asbury is an approved seminary to train United Methodist clergy.