Count the Cost Initiative

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Non-profit Organizing and Fundraising Workshop

Saturday, January 12, 2019

10:00 a.m – 1:00 p.m.

New York Theological Seminary, 475 Riverside Drive, Suite 500, New York, NY 10115
(Entrance at 61 Claremont Avenue, between 119th and 120th Street – First Glass Door)

All Current Students and Alumni/ae are welcome, but registration required by January 10, 2019 for security clearance.

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Download the flyer as a PDF HERE

For further information and to register, please contact:
Cynthia Gardner-Brim, CTCI Coordinator
212-870-1244 |



About the Count the Cost Initiative


Personal financial pressures severely limit the ability of seminary graduates to accept calls to Christian ministry and undermine the effectiveness of too many pastoral leaders. The Indianapolis-based Lilly Endowment, Inc., created the Theological School Initiative to Address Economic Challenges Facing Future Ministers (ECFFM). The initiative’s aim is to encourage theological schools to examine and strengthen their financial and educational practices to improve the economic well-being of future pastors.

For the past four years New York Theological Seminary has been among 72 theological schools across the country awarded a Lilly Endowment ECFFM research grant. In 2014, NYTS launched the “Count the Cost Initiative,” a three-year research project designed to research debt trends and develop long-term strategies that improve the economic success of future ministers and partner churches. The CTCI project is in its second funding cycle and:

A. annually assesses the debt and employment of all NYTS entering and graduating students;

B. provides financial training/coaching/business planning initiatives for NYTS students through:

• financial training workshops/seminars and on-line resources

• assistance with developing personal financial plans

• mentoring/coaching on personal-finance challenges

C. assists with employment readiness and job searches

CtC Flyer 2017 with Schedule - EDIT


The New York Theological Seminary Class of 2020

Honoring a history-making class graduating in a historic time.