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Grants & Scholarships
Throughout the year, the Presbyterian Mission Agency offers more than 20 grants and scholarships ranging from $100 to $50,000 awarded to individuals, communities and mid councils.
Columbia Theological Seminary has received a $1.24 million grant from Lilly Endowment Inc. to establish “Wonder of Worship,” an initiative to prepare Christian leaders in the seminary’s degree programs and support partnering congregations in engaging children in worship and thereby nurture their faith.
NEXT Church has received a grant of $1 million from Lilly Endowment Inc. to help establish the Preaching for Change Project.
Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary has been awarded a $1 million grant from Lilly Endowment Inc. to reimagine youth ministry through the Sun-Walking Fellowship, which is part of the Endowment’s Strengthening Congregational Ministry with Youth Initiative.
With a $1 million grant from the Lilly Endowment Inc., Union Presbyterian Seminary will fill the unique gap between formal theological education and the early years of preaching ministry.
Columbia Theological Seminary has received a planning grant of $50,000 from Lilly Endowment Inc. through its Nurturing Children through Worship and Prayer Initiative.
In its final 1001 New Worshiping Community grant cycle for 2022 and on behalf of the Presbyterian Mission Agency, the Mission Development Resources Committee approved 17 Mission Program Grants to NWCs. Each recipient is listed below, followed by the presbytery and synod they belong to and a brief description of their ministry.
In 2018, commissioners to the 223rd General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) voted to create a Native American & Native Alaskan Fund to take in donations. Its sole purpose is to help pay for the then-$5.2 million in needed repairs to the denomination’s 97 Native American churches.
Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary has been awarded a $50,000 planning grant from Lilly Endowment Inc. The focus of the grant is gathering best practices for passing the Christian faith of parents and caregivers to their children.
Union Presbyterian Seminary Associate Professor of Old Testament Dr. Safwat Marzouk has received a grant to examine how theological education can become more intercultural in substantive ways beyond just assigning diverse readings.