Grants are provided to participants in the 1001 New Worshiping Communities. We provide comprehensive materials to help you get started, which you can find here.

The New Worshiping Communities Seed Grant still provides $7,500 to help start a 1001 community, but now it is for the first year of ministry, rather than six months.

After that first year the ministry can apply for an additional $25,000 Investment Grant for the next 18 months, followed by the possibility of a $25,000 Growth Grant.

Both the Investment and Growth grant require dollar matching from a mid-council, congregation or in-kind support.

All new worshiping community leaders are still eligible to apply for a Health Insurance Grant, worth $1,500 per year—twice renewable.  The Board of Pensions offers a variety of resources to new and existing employers to assist them in communicating about benefits plans and programs to employees. The following toolkits contain a variety of materials that may be used or adapted to communicate with employees. Please follow this link for further information.

Mission Program Grants also provides grants to presbyteries seeking continual congregational transformation— and the Sam & Helen R. Walton Award, given every March, to excellent new worshiping communities to help with capital expenses.

The Presbytery Grant for Congregational Transformation provides funding to Presbyteries that can help change congregations. Presbyteries may request a one-time grant of ordinarily up to $50,000.  The first year lump sum payment will be for up to $30,000 and assuming satisfactory progress has been made toward meeting stated goals; a second year lump sum payment of up to $20,000 will be disbursed.

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