Partnership Grants

Partnering Communities
of Faith for Holy Experiments

The New and Renewing Mission Table encourages you to seek out ways that you can dream up partnerships with local communities of faith!

Your partnership effort should be mission and ministry focused. How could a new partnership help foster a stronger witness to the gospel through increased participation in the life and mission of your congregation with the community?

This grant will allow you to experiment, explore, take risks, build relationships, and see what happens!

Two Phases to Grant Process

There will be 2 phases to this grant process:

Phase 1 - Brainstorming $100 Grant

What's the big idea? Is there a congregation close by that you'd like to begin a conversation with and see if there could be an idea the spirit is stirring?

Apply for a brainstorming grant with a max of $100 to help cover the costs of getting coffee, lunch/dinner, or traveling to gather in-person!

Applications for Phase 1 will be accepted through July 31, 2023.

Phase 2 - Partnership

Are you ready to put the big idea into play? Great! The NRMT will be opening up Phase 2 of the Partnership grants as soon as your Brainstorming ideas are ready to blossom into a partnership!

How to Apply

Your application for the partnership grant financial support should include the following:

  1. Submit the requested Phase 1 application and respond to any requests for additional information from the NRMT.
  2. Carry out the approved brainstorming idea and use Synod grant funds for the idea that you presented.
  3. Share your story. Submit stories (through written word, photos, and videos) documenting the project for use by the synod (synod may provide communication assistance).
    1. For Phase 1, stories may be submitted after the initial meet-up/brainstorming is complete.
    2. For more extended partnerships that are part of Phase 2 and develop and receive additional funding, additional interim progress reports and stories will be required. Specific guidelines will be provided once funding is approved.
  4. Provide a final accounting of the use of grant funds. Unused funds must be returned to the Metro D.C. Synod and will be used for later ministry grants.

How to Apply

Complete the Phase 1 grant application using the button above.

You can submit any questions to the New & Renewing Mission Table by emailing Rev. Jason Shank, Director of Evangelical Mission

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