Available Grant Funding To Support New and Creative Ministry

Funding is currently available through three grant programs offered through The Episcopal Church. Each is listed below with links for more information. Be sure to check the deadlines for application submission – they range from the end of this month to November 1.

2015 Roanridge Trust Award Grants

Applications are now accepted for the 2015 Roanridge Trust Award Grants, awarded annually for creative models for leadership development, training and ministries in small towns and rural communities across the Episcopal Church. Dioceses, congregations and Episcopal related organizations and institutions are invited to apply for the grants which generally range from $5000 to $20,000. The application deadline is October 31. Read more.

2014 Jubilee Ministry grant applications

One Program Development Grant, up to $35,000, will be awarded to a new or existing ministry that can demonstrate a new or re-visioned strategy and methodology to make an impact both locally and beyond itself. Ten to 20 Program Impact Grants, ranging from $750 to $1,500 each, will be awarded to initiatives of Jubilee Centers that make a positive and measurable impact in the lives of those in need. Deadline is Tuesday, September 30. Read more.

Episcopal Church Constable Fund Grants

The Constable Fund provides grants to fund mission initiatives that were not provided for within the budget of the Episcopal Church General Convention/Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society (DFMS). Recent Constable Grants have ranged from $5,000 to $200,000. Applications can be submitted by: (1) a programmatic office of the DFMS; (2) one of the General Convention CCABs (committee/commission/agency/board); or (3) one of the Provinces of the Episcopal Church. The deadline for applications is November 1. Read more.

Good luck and happy grant writing!

3 Days of Urban Mission: Engaging mission in the heart of the city

Mission MondaysThe Episcopal Youth Event 2014 (EYE14) is one month away and our Mission Planning Team is working diligently to be sure we are creating a dynamic, meaningful event for participants.

Following EYE14, more than 300 are staying over in Philadelphia to engage mission in the field through 3 Days of Urban Mission. The majority of 3 Days of Urban Mission volunteers will lodge at the University of Pennsylvania in inner-city Philadelphia. About 60 additional volunteers will be housed at the Episcopal Mission Center, managed by the Diocese of Pennsylvania. [More...]

General Convention final reports

I am pleased to provide these final reports from this past summer’s General Convention. Each section is posted separately as they are large files. All are downloadable pdfs. [More...]

Discerning Christian Vocation with Youth Across Europe

Mission MondaysRecently I had the pleasure of joining the youth ministers and young people of the Convocation of Episcopal Churches in Europe for their annual youth events. For many years they have been convening teenagers for Youth Across Europe (YAE) during Ascension week. Recently they added a program for 10-13 year olds called Juniors Across Europe (JAE). Both of these events included youth and adults from several of the parishes and missions in Germany, Switzerland, France and Belgium. [More...]

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Available Grant Funding To Support New and Creative Ministry

Funding is currently available through three grant programs offered through The Episcopal Church. Each is listed below with links for more information. Be sure to check the deadlines for application submission – they range from the end of this month to November 1. 2015 Roanridge Trust Award Grants Applications are now accepted for the 2015 Roanridge Trust […]

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Discerning Christian Vocation with Youth Across Europe

Recently I had the pleasure of joining the youth ministers and young people of the Convocation of Episcopal Churches in Europe for their annual youth events. For many years they have been convening teenagers for Youth Across Europe (YAE) during Ascension week. Recently they added a program for 10-13 year olds called Juniors Across Europe (JAE). […]

3 Days of Urban Mission: Engaging mission in the heart of the city

The Episcopal Youth Event 2014 (EYE14) is one month away and our Mission Planning Team is working diligently to be sure we are creating a dynamic, meaningful event for participants. Following EYE14, more than 300 are staying over in Philadelphia to engage mission in the field through 3 Days of Urban Mission. The majority of 3 Days […]

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Here’s one Youth Ministry book you need to add to your Summer Reading List

As we move into June, my hope is that you have added the new book from Sharon Ely Pearson, Signed, Sealed, Delivered: Theologies of Confirmation for the 21st Century, to your summer reading list. This book helps meet the need that I sense among Youth Ministers to deeply consider the rite of Confirmation and bring meaning […]

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Join Me in Praying and Working for Justice for Children

So many of us continue to be haunted by the violence involving children that has been dominating the news in the past few months. From the sinking of the South Korean ferry, to the lost wreckage of Malaysian flight 370, to the kidnapping of more than 200 Nigerian girls, we are reminded now more than ever that our […]

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Your Input Needed on Forma Survey

The Offices for Lifelong Formation, Youth Ministry, and Young Adult & Campus Ministry are proud partners with the Forma network. Sharing skills, knowledge, collegial support, and resources across the church cannot be accomplished effectively or efficiently from any single office. Networks of local communities of faith sharing their learnings are key to engaging the Five […]

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