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Dr. John R. Wimmer

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Background

Employment History

  • Program Director of Religion
    Lilly Company
  • Member, Religion Division
    Lilly Company
  • Founding Director
    Indianapolis Center for Congregations
  • Executive Director
    Indianapolis Center for Congregations
  • Founder and President
    Indianapolis Center for Congregations

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Board Member
    Lilly Company
  • Board Member
    Indianapolis Center for Congregations of the Alban Institute

Education

  • Ph.D. , American Religious History
    University of Chicago
  • Duke Divinity School
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Web References
Speakers | Speakers | John ...
www.naccp.net, 24 Dec 2010 [cached]
Speakers | Speakers | John Wimmer | Bill Enright | Stewardship/Theology Track | Clergy/Laity/Church Track | Estate & Financial Planning Track | Extended Track | Dr. Una Okonkwo Osili
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John Wimmer, Religion Program Director
Lilly Endowment
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John R. Wimmer is a program director in the Religion Division of Lilly Endowment, Inc., an Indianapolis-based private philanthropic foundation created in 1937 by three members of the Lilly family. Dr. Wimmer is responsible for several aspects of Lilly Endowment's grant-making in the area of religion, including support for theological higher education, sustaining Pastoral Excellence initiative, as well as programs on Faith and Giving. Wimmer was founding president of the Indianapolis Center for Congregations, a program funded by the Endowment that helps Indianapolis-area congregations find and use the best resources available to address the challenges they face.
An ordained United Methodist minister, Wimmer was a parish pastor in Indiana as well as North Carolina for fifteen years. He is a graduate of Duke University Divinity School and holds a Ph.D from the University of Chicago, where he studied with noted American church historian Martin E. Marty and conducted historical research on philanthropy and Christian stewardship as they relate to congregational and religious life in America.
Dr. Wimmer has wide experience as a religious leader, having served as teacher and writer, as well as church leader and consultant. John, his wife Jan Blasing and their son, David, live in Zionsville, IN.
FADICA’s Thirty Third Annual Meeting Honors Cardinal and Sister of Charity > FADICA
www.fadica.org, 6 Feb 2009 [cached]
Conference speakers included Dr. John Wimmer of the Religion Division of the Lilly Endowment, who spoke to FADICA on the issue of capacity building - foundation assistance that helps to develop and build a nonprofit's internal leadership and structure.
According to Dr. Wimmer, "philanthropy does its best work, when it surrounds its financial role with other gifts that work together to build capacity of its grantees."
There are four areas of capacity building where foundations can be especially valuable, said Dr. Wimmer - asking the generative questions, offering financial resources for innovation and experimentation, providing a convening community, and evaluating as a learning experience.
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". . .Religion in America has lost its percentage of total (U.S.)giving," Dr. Wimmer told FADICA. "Religious organizations on the whole are not especially good at talking about money and not especially good at asking for money," he said.
Quoting a recent national survey on religious giving, Cardinal Foley said, "despite a massive growth in per capita income, the percentage of income donated declined rather than increased during the 20th Century," he reported.
"I am personally convinced that generosity is related to faith", the Cardinal said. "The greater and deeper our faith, the greater will be our generosity," he added.
News and Events
www.olypres.org, 17 Aug 2011 [cached]
Dr. John Wimmer, the Director of the Lilly Endowment Program for Pastoral Excellence, shared with us the research that has been emerging from the Lilly funded projects to sustain excellence in ministry and the key role that clergy peer learning groups play in this effort to strengthen the church for ministry in today's world.
e-HUM --July/August 2004
www.inareaumc.org, 4 Oct 1999 [cached]
This opening seminar also will feature: the Rev. Richard Hamilton, retired senior pastor of North UMC and John Wimmer, program director of religion for the Lilly Endowment based here in Indianapolis and former Director of the Indianapolis Center for Congregations of the Alban Institute.
Guest Speakers
www.interimministry.org, 26 Dec 2000 [cached]
Guest Speakers | Mark Chaves | John Wimmer | John Wimmer's | Dan Moseley | Dr. Young Lee Hertig
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Guest Speakers | Mark Chaves | John Wimmer | John Wimmer's | Dan Moseley | Dr. Young Lee Hertig
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John R. Wimmer is founding Director of the Indianapolis Center for Congregations, a program of the Alban Institute funded by Lilly Endowment.A United Methodist minister with 15 years of parish experience, he is a graduate of Duke Divinity School, holds a Ph.D. in American Religious History from the University of Chicago, and is a former professor and administrator at University of Indianapolis.As a church consultant, he has worked widely with congregations on issues of finance, stewardship, and capital fund development.Author of numerous articles and reviews for publications such as "Christian Century," "Christian Ministry," and "Congregations."Wimmer has also written two books, Torrents of Grace and No Pain, No Gain Hope For Those Who Struggle (Random House/Ballantine) As a leader, having also served as a teacher, writer, and church consultant, he regularly leads continuing education workshops for pastors on parish revitalization.He has taught courses on the history of American and European Christianity at the University of Indianapolis, where he served as the Executive Assistant to the President and Assistant Professor of Religion before becoming Director of the Indianapolis Center in 1997.
Pre and Post Conference Guest Speakers
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