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You Can Only Build What You First Imagine: Fall Fest 2019 Recap

Baker Trust Grant for Germantown Residents

Baker Trust Grants Available to Germantown Residents and Non-Profits

Fall Fest 2019 Keynote and Faculty Bios

A Season of Peace: September 1 – October 6, 2019

2019-2020 Student Placements Announced

2019 COVENANT FUND RECIPIENTS:

The 2019 Covenant Fund Now Accepting Applications!

June 7, 2019 is the deadline to apply for the 2019 Covenant Fund!

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Dates for the 2019 Covenant Fund:

  • Application available: April 5, 2019
  • Deadline to apply: June 7, 2019
  • Recipients Announced: August 2, 2019

Application Criteria & Process:

  • New initiative proposals should demonstrate creative approaches to ministry and mission that show an understanding of how the world and church are changing, imagines and risks doing ministry in a new way, and encourages collaboration and partnership.
  • Applications must be a church/entity or multi-church/entity initiative. Churches/entities wishing to request Covenant Fund support for initiatives must be current in their per capita and general mission payments.
  • Grant applications must be authorized by the session of a congregation or a council of the Presbytery. Preference will be given to those applications that include supporting funds from the church/entity.
  • New initiative proposals will be considered for only three consecutive years. Applications must be submitted each year, with each subsequent year declining in potential award amount to  demonstrate progress in new funding partners and self-sustaining financial models.
  • Only mission or ministry programs will be considered – no capital expenditures or church budget support.
  • Maximum amount granted: $15,000.
  • New initiative proposals will include budget, measurable goals, built-in evaluation process, and defined outcomes.
  • Applicants will be assigned a liaison from the Commission on Resources and Communications to assist in the application process and follow-up on ministry initiative should the grant be awarded to the applicant.
  • A Covenant Fund Grant Review Cohort, consisting of leadership from various Presbytery commissions, Presbytery Leadership Collegium, and Presbytery’s Executive Staff will review and evaluate all new initiative proposals after the application deadline.
  • Funds will be distributed to recipients of Covenant Fund Grants on receipt of agreement letters.
  • Submit applications to: Betsi Moise at [email protected]
  • For application questions, please email the Associate Presbyter, Rev. Greg Klimovitz at [email protected]

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Ministry Innovation Seminars: 2019 Resources

Ministry Innovation Seminars: 2019 Resources

We had a great two days of conversations and workshops related to ministry from beginnings to new beginnings. Thank you to all who attended and to the CRC who facilitated discussions. If interested in the resources provided, we have provided digital versions below for use in your discernment, development, and prayerful witness as God’s people. Everything below is free for use and distribution.

Did you attend the seminar? Your feedback is appreciated as we seek to provide future gatherings and conversations that meet you where you are in the designing and discerning of faithful ministry. Click here for the evaluation form.

“Don’t measure yourselves by your numbers. Measure yourselves by the sincerity of heart with which you follow the truth and light of our divine Redeemer.”
Oscar Romero, Dec. 19, 1977 (Violence of Love)

Covenant Fund Criteria