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New Grant Program Will Aid Churches' Mission Programs

Date 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. 

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