the prepare to lead initiative

Bethany Fellows Prepare to Lead Initiative is investing in:

  • Imaginative Leadership
  • Dynamic Congregations
  • Transformed lives and Communities

The Lead Initiative funds Bethany Fellows for the present and the future. Gifts support a participating Bethany Fellow for 4 years of retreats, mentoring support and peer connection. A young pastor's relationship with Bethany Fellows typically begins 1-2 years before they attend their first retreat and continues far beyond their 4 years.

It takes an investment of $5,000 to support a Bethany Fellow each year. 

Join the Initiative

Join the Prepare to Lead Initiative—Give the Gift of Leadership.

  • Bethany Circle Sponsor—$5,000 +
  • Bethany Circle Partner—$2,500–$4,999
  • Bethany Circle Friend—up to $2,499

For more information contact:
Johnny Wray


legacy gifts

You can honor a beloved leader (laity or clergy) whose life-time legacy of spiritual leadership has made an impact by establishing a Bethany Fellow named Fellowship through the Christian Church Foundation. We will recognize them with an award, naming a Bethany Fellow in their honor. 

Please contact Gary Straub for more information at 502-320-2452 or