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New Grant Program Will Aid Churches' Mission Programs
04 May 1996 16:04:39
96102 New Grant Program Will Aid Churches' Mission Programs
by Jerry L. Van Marter
LOUISVILLE, Ky.--Presbyterian churches having good ideas for new mission
programs but no money with which to launch them will soon have a new source
for potential funding.
At its Feb. 21-25 meeting here, the General Assembly Council (GAC)
authorized the Evangelism and Church Development Program Area (ECD) to
establish a $1 million Mission Capital Grant program. The funds for the new
program will come from restricted funds currently assigned to ECD.
According to the prospectus for the program presented to the National
Ministries Division at its Feb. 22-23 meeting, the Mission Capital Grant
program was designed to provide "visible demonstation by the Presbyterian
Church (U.S.A.) of support of churches" and to provide "a means for
congregations to strengthen their ministries and program and to grow."
ECD staff were charged to develop guidelines for the grant program and
to design forms for application and approval. The application process will
include the involvement of the requesting church's presbytery, seeking
assurance that mission for which the grant is sought can be accomplished.
The program will be administered by the Mission Development Resources
Committee of ECD.
For more information contact Presbyterian News Service
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Louisville, KY 40202
phone 502-569-5504 fax 502-569-8073
E-mail PCUSA.NEWS@pcusa.org Web page: http://www.pcusa.org
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