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Tim McCallister
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Please contribute to the programs that provide grants to establish new congregations, 1001 New Worshiping Communities and presbyteries that wish to enable continual congregational transformation.

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Mission Program Grants

Dear Colleagues,

The Office of Mission Program Grants offers programs intended to provide operating funding for new church developments, for supporting presbyteries’ work in encouraging continual congregational transformation and for the establishment of 1001 New Worshiping Communities.

The processes encourage local accountability, rewards risk taking and innovative thinking and enables flexibility in the types of ministries that are considered for assistance.

Grant funding for New Churches is funded in layers.  First-Level New Church Grant funding supports the first 18 months of ministry.  Second-Level New Church Grant funding is available for the next 30 months to new churches that have made significant progress in reaching their goals and objectives.  Grants at both levels are for $25,000.  We also sponsor the Sam & Helen R. Walton Award to help excellent new congregations with their capital expenses.

The Presbytery Grant for Congregational Transformation provides grants of up to $50,000 for two years to support presbyteries in their work of continually transforming existing congregations.

The 1001 New Worshiping Communities "Seed" Grant provides an initial $7,500  for the first six months of ministry and then the potential for an additional $17,500 "Investment" Grant for the next year of ministry.  Over the next eighteen months, we will design and offer an award to exceptional new worshiping communities.


Tim McCallister, Associate

Dates and Deadlines

Mission Program Grants Proposal Submission & Review Dates

2014 Cut-off Date for Receipt of Proposals


2014 Review Date (Received on Time)


2014 Review Date (Received Late)

February 12


March 10-11*


April 16

March 10


April 16


May 14

April 16


May 14


August 11

July 16


August 11


October 15

September 17


October 15


November 12

October 15


November 12


March 9, 2015

* Face-to-Face Mission Development Resources Committee Meeting

 1001 New Worshiping Community Seed Grant proposals are not bound by these dates and therefore may be submitted for consideration at any time.  1001 New Worshiping Community Investment Grant proposals should be submitted and will be reviewed according to the above schedule.

The Sam & Helen R. Walton Award Nominations need to be filed for each nominee and received in the Office of Mission Program Grants by January 31st of each year.  The 2014 Mission Development Resources Committee Review Date will be March 10 – 11.*