Friends of the Institute

20years-02The Oates Institute is a 501(c)3 educational non-profit organization providing needed continuing education for those providing pastoral and spiritual care to those in need, many of whom are limited in the resources they have available for it. We are also providing training resources to help congregations and overworked pastors with congregational care programs.

To do this, we depend on the support of friends who want to join us in making a difference in the provision of holistic spiritual care.

We are deeply grateful for the many friends that have supported the Oates Institute through the years. We are especially grateful for those who continue to support the Institute through their ongoing gifts. These contributions weave a fabric about us that sustains and enriches the programs and services we offer professional and lay caregivers.

Join us TODAY in an ongoing commitment to holistic care and to providing educational resources for chaplains, counselors, pastors, social workers, and congregational leaders.

We invite your support in several ways:

number-1A one time contribution in support of educational programming and the library fund:


number-2A brick contribution to the new Center for Oates Studies, featuring many unique resources from 20 years of programming and special conferences and events:

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number-3Become a Friend of the Library through a monthly contribution that supports continuing to add resources to the Center for Oates Studies as well as maintaining its place as a central part of the Oates Institute campus.

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number-4A small monthly contribution (the Two Lattes Club) in support of the Oates Journal and other publications.


Checks may be mailed to the Wayne Oates Institute, 1733 Bardstown Road, Louiville, Kentucky 40205. Or call the office at 502.459.2370 for more information or assistance.