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Mission Program Grants
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Grant Applications and Annual Progress Reports

In partnership with congregations and mid councils, Mission Program Grants provide short-term, start-up funds for the establishment of New Worshiping Communities and support to presbyteries in their work of continually transforming existing congregations .  If you have questions about who can receive grants or need information on filling out an application, please visit our Grant Writing Materials page.

Mission Program Grants Proposal Submission and Review Dates

2015 Cut-off Date for Receipt of Proposals


2015 Review Date (Received on Time)


2015 Review Date (Received Late)

February 11


March 9-10*


April 15

March 11


April 15


May 13

April 15


May 13


August 10

July 15


August 10*


October 14

September 16


October 14


November 11

October 14


November 11


March 7, 2016

* Face-to-Face Mission Development Resources Committee Meeting

New Worshiping Community Seed Grant proposals are not bound by these dates and therefore may be submitted for consideration at any time.  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 2015 Mission Development Resources Committee Review Date will be March 9 – 10.* 


New Church Grant Annual Progress Reports

The purpose of this report is to track a project’s progress during its funding cycle and to gather and share insights that can be used to help and inform other projects.

Download   (For Projects that Started Funding Prior to 2010)

Download   (For Projects that Started Funding From 2010 - Present)

New Worshiping Communities Definition

  • New

            - Seeking to make and form new disciples of Jesus Christ
            - Taking on varied forms of church for our changing culture

  • Worshiping

            - Gathered by the Spirit to meet Jesus Christ in Word and Sacrament
            - Sent by the Spirit to join God’s mission for the transformation of the world

  • Community

            - Practicing mutual care and accountability
            - Developing sustainability in leadership and finances

Download    (For the Full Version of the New Worshiping Community Definition)

New Worshiping Communities Seed Grant Application

New worshiping communities may apply for a one-time Seed Grant of up to $7,500. 


It is a requirement of this grant for the Stated Clerk to have completed the Office of the General Assembly Church Change Form (CCF) on behalf of the project to be supported.

New Worshiping Communities Investment Grant Application

Six months after receipt of a Seed Grant, a one-time Investment Grant of up to $17,500 is possible.  Proposals will be considered only after the approval and completion of a New Worshiping Communities Seed Grant.


Presbytery Grant for Congregational Transformation

This grant is intended to provide funding to presbyteries in support of their efforts to develop a process for helping congregations to begin and continue a transformational way of life.


New Worshiping Communities Health Insurance Grant Application

This grant program provides supplemental funding to the partner congregation and/or presbytery in support of new church organizing pastors or new worshiping community leaders who would not otherwise be able to afford health insurance.  These grants are limited to new congregations and new worshiping communities that are related to the Presbyterian Church (USA), are located within the United States and Puerto Rico and were established no earlier than July 2010. 



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Mission Program Grants

  • Mission Program Grants

    Please contribute to the programs that provide grants to establish New Worshiping Communities and presbyteries that wish to enable continual congregational transformation.

Resources for
Mission Program Grants

Upcoming Mission Program Grants Events

Mission Development Resources Committee Meeting

Aug. 11, 2014

Mission Development Resources Committee meeting
August 11, 2014
St. Pete Beach, Florida

Mission Development Resources Committee Meeting

March 9 - 10, 2015

Mission Development Resources Committee meeting
March 9–10, 2015
Louisville, Kentucky

Mission Development Resources Committee Meeting

Aug. 10, 2015

Mission Development Resources Committee meeting
August 10, 2015
St. Pete Beach, Florida

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Mission Program Grants