Teaching of the Bible Grant
The Teaching the Bible Grant program provides support for teaching the Bible at Presbyterian-related colleges, universities, and secondary schools. Previous awardees have used the grant to develop new curriculum and experiment with the approaches to teaching. Programs led by chaplains have offered an emphasis on developing spiritual gifts through small group study, community building, outreach, and spiritual formation.
For 2021-2022, Presbyterian Mission Agency requests proposals for:
- Up to ten $2,500 grants for campus ministry to implement a Matthew 25 Bible study.
- Up to five $10,000 grants for Matthew 25 curriculum.
With funding available to support up to five $10,000 awards, Presbyterian Mission Agency seeks proposals for programs using the Bible and the fundamental teachings of Christian churches at Presbyterian-related colleges, universities, and secondary schools.
Teaching the Bible Grant is not renewable. Applicants may request support for established programs as well as new programs.
- Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) related secondary school, college or university
- Institutions awarded in 2018 are not eligible.
- Institutions previously awarded must have final report on file.
Range of award
Up to $10,000
Quarterly (March 1, June 1, September 1, December 1)
John C. Martin Award
The John C. Martin Award supports teaching of the Bible at Historically Presbyterian Institutions Equipping Communities of Color (secondary school, college or university). Previous awardees have used the grant to develop new curriculum and experiment with new approaches to teaching the Bible. Programs led by chaplains have offered an emphasis on small group study, community service and outreach, and spiritual formation through study of the Bible.
The John C. Martin Award is managed collaboratively by the offices of Schools and Colleges Equipping Communities of Color and Financial Aid for Service. Applications will be managed by Financial Aid for Service. Selection is managed by a staff team in Racial Equity & Women’s Intercultural Ministries. The Teaching of the Bible Grant is funded by the John C. Martin fund for a regular course of Bible instruction at the related schools
No more than one award of up to $15,000 is available. The John C. Martin award may not be used to:
- Extend or support continuation of a program created by a prior Martin or Teaching of the Bible Grant
- Purchase equipment or make capital improvements.
- Provide funding for lodging and/or food/beverage.
Range of award
Up to $15,000